The Wishlist



'Tulipifera Sharpeners'

Norman Foster, wish list, LDFNorman Foster, wish list, LDFNorman Foster, wish list, LDF

Norman Foster has commissioned Norie Matsumoto… The architect behind the millennium bridge has requested a pencil sharpener from Japanese designer, Norie Matsumoto, a lady already familiar with the design of a pencil sharpener having included one in her earlier work. According to Norie, the brief from Mr Foster was to design, ‘A pencil sharpener for three sizes capable of sitting on a desk and with a compartment to receive the shavings.’ The pencil sharpener will ultimately allow Lord Foster to sharpen all different sizes of pencil – a necessity in the life of an architect.

Species: Tulipwood