It all started with an idea. In the outskirts of Norway above the Arctic Circle, Odin Ardagh came up with a concept for a completely reimagined pencil sharpener.
Odin was dissatisfied with the typical twist sharpener, often breaking his lead and not allowing him the freedom to craft any point he desired, not to mention that you'd need specific sharpeners for different shapes of pencils. He iteratively prototyped his design until he came up with the world best pencil plane.
Upon arrival to Central Saint Martins where he studies Product design, he teamed up with co-founder Benjamin Weininger to establish the brand Makers Cabinet, their online marketplace, and to launch their crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.
Collaboration is central to the Makers Cabinet philosophy, that’s why we are constantly on the lookout for new and inventive makers and content creators around the world. From our collaboration with Jacob from High Meadows Stationery to our relationships with Pencil Lovers who create magazines, podcasts, blogs and more, we are constantly learning more about our community of makers and enthusiasts.
Makers Cabinet joined a startup accelerator program in 2018 called Central Research Laboratory. This facility has enabled MC to develop two more products in a short period of time, which are set for release in Spring, 2019.