Design a stationery carrier (box\pouch) made of Bamboo for primary school students, mainly for keeping the pencil, pen, scale, sharpener and rubber. With a portable form factor, it should be easy to use, ergonomically plausible, at the same time simple and easy to produce.
Stationery and instrument boxes made of plastic and metal are readily available in the market. But I didn't see a single pencil box or pouch made of bamboo.
Most school bags have a dedicated compartment for pencil boxes or pouches.
I had constrained myself only to use Bamboo and glue An area for name slip The product should fit in those compartments. Also it should sit on a table top. Most importantly it must be able to contain two to three pencils, a pen, scale, rubber and sharpener.
I wanted to achieve
a product with only a minimum number of hand tools, even without expensive machinery.
an eco friendly product (no plastic)
incorporate the unique properties of bamboo such as shape
I wanted to avoid plastic in the product
hollow- two cylinders one should fit in the other
solid- almost the same diameter as the smaller hollow bamboo
only hand tools such as chisel and mallet, hacksaw, scale or measuring tape, and sand paper.