Industrial designer Marc Newson has developed a set of pens for German brand Montblanc, which characteristic a magnetic closure technique and nibs plated with rare metals.
Unveiled nowadays, the Montblanc M pen has a polished black resin case shaped making use of a diamond instrument.
Newson – now portion of Apple’s layout crew – integrated magnets that snap the cap and barrel collectively so the clip aligns with a “plateau” at the other finish of the put into action.
The gold nib is plated in rhodium and ruthenium – both rare metals comparable to platinum – and engraved with Newson’s initials for the pen’s launch yr.
“Like Montblanc, I seek to strike a balance in the design between the simplicity of the practical attributes of this merchandise and the creation of a sensory encounter in its use,” mentioned Newson in a statement.
“From the sight of the shape’s clean lines or the comprehensive plating of the nib, from the touch and truly feel of the creating instrument with its polished surface and ruthenium forepart, to the sound of the click of the cap as it is drawn to the physique of the writing instrument with the magnet, Montblanc M delivers a seamless creating experience that engages the senses.”
The range consists of a fountain pen, a rollerball, a ballpoint, a “screenwriter” for use on touch screens, and a fineliner for technical drawing – the initial in Montblanc’s 109-year background.
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The brand’s star-shaped emblem is displayed in white on the prime of the cap, as well as on a bevelled portion at the other finish of the pen.
“For the very first ever design and style partnership in the Maison’s long background, Montblanc has chosen to work with Marc Newson, without a doubt the most influential designer of his generation,” explained Montblanc CEO Jérôme Lambert.
“Montblanc M brings with each other Newson’s trademark biomorphic type, defined by its fluid and pure natural forms, and Montblanc’s iconic style cues, resulting in a new and sudden expression for writing instruments.”
Newson’s last foray into stationery layout resulted in a fountain pen with a retractable nib for French fashion home Hermès.
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In a 2012 interview with Dezeen, the Australian designer exposed that has attempted his hand at creating virtually every little thing. His current tasks have included a samurai sword, a shotgun and a draft beer machine, whilst his iconic Lockheed Lounge set a new record at auction earlier this yr.
The Montblanc M pen will be offered exclusively at London division shop Harrods from 13 August 2015, then at other Montblanc boutiques from September.
Earlier this year, the brand entered the wearable technology industry by including a gadget to its straps instead of turning its analogue timepieces into smartwatches.