Raymond Loewy Pencil Sharpener (1933)
A pencil sharpener? Really? Yes, really. But not just any pencil sharpener; this one was created by the father of modern industrial design, Raymond Loewy
, who also designed cars, refrigerators, locomotives, postage stamps, and the interior of the Saturn 5 rocket
The prototype sharpener was sold at auction for more than US$100,000. That could buy a hell of a lot of pencils.