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Sustainable product design

The Humble Pen is an eco-friendly writing instrument designed by Kiba Design.


Ecologically responsible writing instrument

Product, 2013

‘The Humble Pen’ was designed to address the problem of non-recyclable materials used in everyday products. Made in wood or bamboo, it has a single metal component that is reusable and recyclable, while the rest of the body is biodegradable.

The Humble Pen by Kiba Design
The Humble Pen - components - by Kiba Design

Designed for universal manufacturing

The elongated capsule-like form of the pen, and its chamfered accent is easy to replicate in any workshop anywhere in the world. The design ensures it can be produced using locally available hardwoods and requires only the most basic wood and metal working machines.

The Humble Pen - packaging detail - by Kiba Design

Social business

The client's vision for the Humble Pen project is to reignite love for writing. Every Humble Pen purchase will provide access to education for children around the world, through a portion of the proceeds.