This brief tasked Samuel with creating a pen concept based on the life and work of Frei Otto.

Otto’s lightweight tensile membrane architecture was a breakthrough in construction methods. Otto’s work was famously used in Munich for the 1972 summer Olympics - a site Samuel Visited in 2014.

The pen is constructed from acrylic and steel. The transparent acrylic replicates the transparent membranes and the steel replicates construction anchors. A sweeping cut has been made in the length of the concept pen replicating the membrane arches.

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