MonoBloc Brushes

1st September 2014

Exploring how to design a well known object with a mono material has driven design duo AndreyAndShay to re design the humble brush.

Looking at how brushes are made today - with machinery making a simple and beautiful process cumbersome and inefficient they considered how the processes could somehow be combined and created from a mono material and in fewer steps.

The final outcome is a series of three brushes whereby the bristles themselves become the handle made from single pieces of plastic.

Using a mould with is part heat conducting and part heat insulating they can control the polypropylene bristles to take on the shape of the handle. The designs themselves have been inspired by traditional straw brushes and make up a collection of 3 functional yet beautiful and simple objects.



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