Pentagon Fountain Pen (Elephant & Coral x Industrial Facility)


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You can purchase the fountain pen or the rollerball separately or as a twin set. 

- Fountain Pen £ 750

- Rollerball £ 550

- TwinSet: Fountain Pen + Rollerball £ 1,200

For delivery, please allow for approximately 2 weeks depending on your country.

PENTAGON PEN COLLECTION

This pen is pure design genius as 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. Check the pictures!

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 Pentagon is made from black acrylic. The pentagonal form itself is made of an odd number of facets that only skilled craftsmen can produce. The nib is made from 18K gold, with a specially commissioned nib design by the artist and naturist Tham Pui San.

Limited edition: Only 200 Fountain pens are available and 100 rollerballs.

Each pen is etched with its own number. The pen can receive standard ink or refillable cartridges and is serviceable. No paints or glues have been used in its production. 

Black polished casing | Ionised black plated clip | Laquered presentation box | 133 x 17mm

DESIGN (U.K.)

Industrial Facility is a design office based in London and formed by designers Sam Hecht and Kim Colin. They have developed projects for among others, Herman Miller, Mattiazzi, Issey Miyake and Muji. What binds their work together is a belief that simplicity can be inspirational. They have won numerous awards including ‘Design of the Year, 2011’ for furniture, awarded by the Design Museum; Designers of the Year 2010, by Elle Decoration; and the IF Hannover Gold Award on three occasions. Their book ‘Uselfulness in Small Things’ was published by Rizzoli in 2011. Sam Hecht was made a ‘Royal Designer for Industry’ in 2009.

In this project for Elephant & Coral, Sam Hecht work with chief designer Ippei Matsumoto to create ‘Pentagon’ – a highly original fountain pen that adopts a pentagon form for unscrewing the cap. The cap then screws back onto the barrel, by way of a 2-way thread, that allows the pen to be used comfortably with the cap on. Pentagon’s simplicity and character is born out of use, and how the pen is held, used and stored.

MANUFACTURING (Singapore / Taiwan)

Elephant & Coral was established in 1996 as a small, fine pen company in Singapore, and is a leader in the retail of fine writing instruments. The name "Elephant & Coral" is derived from a place in London, Elephant & Castle, where the founder spent some of his best years of education in England. In their endeavour to bring forth different writing experiences, they commissioned a pen collection from Industrial Facility. Elephant & Coral believes that writers in any era need to be encouraged and motivated to extend their dreams. Since their inception they have provided pens to established and emerging writers in support of their published literary works (fiction or poetry). With a symbolic gesture they honour and encourage many of the unsung heroes who continue to inspire us through their writings.

AWARDS

The Pentagon fountain pen and rollerball collection has been awarded with prestigious international iF Gold Award 2012, Hannover Germany.

The collection is also on permanent display in The Art Institute of Chicago for Design & Architecture, USA; the second largest museum after MOMA in the United States.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Please contact us before purchase if you have any special requirement in terms of shipping address, emergency, insurance coverage, gift packaging etc. It is very important that you read our Terms & Conditions, together with our Refund & Delivery terms, during the checking out process.

PRODUCT CHANGES

Sustainability Note: As always, if you know how we can improve in terms of sustainability, please get in touch with us. Thanks so much.

All of the above features (incl. name, design, materials, colours, provenance etc.) are subject to changes as we constantly try to improve and learn, both from a design and sustainability point of view.  Updates will be posted as we progress in the future.  Contact us for any question.


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