About Us

Who we are and what we do

We’ve spent the last ten years designing and manufacturing products – first in house at a couple of different agencies, and then at our own design consultancy: Think Refine®. As much as we love working in design, there’s always been a hidden perk… the excuse to indulge our stationary addictions.

Over the years, we’ve amassed a mighty collection of some of the finest pencils in the world. Tombows, Blackwings, Mitsubishi, Caran D’Ache, you name it, we have it or we’re working on getting it. The trouble is, we haven’t found a sharpener truly worthy of these beautifully made pencils. Snapped leads, dull blades, off-centre points  – these are just a few of the problems you’ll find across modern sharpeners. Worse still, just when you’ve found one you like, you’ll see that it only works with one or two brands of pencils – I mean come on!

So utilising our engineering skills, we’ve decided to move away from other people’s products to focus on our own… and ignoring that we’re in the 21st century… we’re starting a pencil sharpener company.

Head on over to our products page to find out a little more about what we’ll be making.