Epic design: Adorable beaver pencil sharpener

Credit: Elena Datrino

Itailan design factory Alessi has put out what might go down in the annals of history as the world's most appropos pencil sharpener. Chrome and leaning forward as if yearning to munch your pencil to a perfect tip even before you need him to, this beaver pencil sharpener is all kinds of adorable.

This is not the first time Alessi has shown a bit of whimsical flair. Check out Captain Banana and the Banana Boys if you don't believe me. But this pencil sharpener really takes the cake. The designer behind the cuteness is Rodrigo Torres, who worked up the concept for this year's Maison et Objet trade show in Paris.

The pencil sharpener is officially dubbed "Kastor" if you're looking for one, but so far the trade show it the only place to find it. Here's hoping Alessi adds it to the catalogue real soon.

Via designboom

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