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Project

Pentagon Pen Collection

 

Client

Elephant & Coral, Singapore

 

Production

2011 —

 

In our increasingly digital world, writing instruments still seem to hold their position as anchors of reality. The Pentagon Collection consists of a fountain pen and rollerball pen that represent characterful simplicity, borne from patterns of use. The spherical cap transforms the pentagonal barrel into a seamless pen when the cap is screwed over it (a two-way thread allows the cap to turn in both directions). Pentagon is made from polished Ebonite - a very hard rubber - that is shaped and formed by hand. The pentagonal form itself is made of an odd number of facets that only a skilled craftsman can produce. The nib is made from 18K gold, with a specially commissioned nib-design by the artist and naturist Tham Pui San.

Awards

IF Hannover Gold Award, 2011 

 

Permanent Collections

Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), Chicago

 

Films

RETAIL FACILITY Pentagon Fountain Pen

 

Downloads

Instruction Maunual

 

Further Reading

Design4now

 

International Sales

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