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Brief Published: 19 Aug 2014

Monobloc Brushes by AndreyAndShay

Monobloc Brushes by AndreyAndShay

Tel Aviv-based design studio AndreyAndShay's redesign of the humble household brush takes a fresh approach to the manufacturing process, reducing the steps taken and allowing the brushes to be made from a single material.

Rather than inserting the bristles into a base, as with conventional brushes, the bristles are melted together to form the handle of the brush itself. Made from vivid primary-coloured polypropylene, the Monobloc brushes are manufactured in moulds created from heat-insulating and heat-conducting materials that therefore allow control over the shape of the brush and the direction of its bristles.

For more examples of unconventional plastics manufacturing approaches, see Revaluing Plastic, which examines the resurgence of this everyday material.

Also look to our S/S 16 Design Direction, Extend, for examples with a similar approach. This process-driven direction is underpinned by fresh design techniques that involve uncomplicated solutions and practical products.