visconti pininfarina carbongrafite
Visconti make some of the most beautiful and innovative pens in the world, from their factory in Florence, Italy. Along with their expertise in mixing resins into amazing colours and patterns, they have produced pens with the sort of complex but reliable filling systems rarely seen these days.Pininfarina is a legendary design house, based in Cambiano, Italy. They have designed some of the most iconic cars in the world for Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, and many others.When Visconti and Pininfarina get together to make a pen, you know it’s going to be something special, and the Carbongrafite doesn’t disappoint. Crafted from unidirectional carbon graphite, the main body resembles the carbon fibre used in many racing cars. The sweeps and curves of the highly-polished trim could only have come from a designer of classic cars. The tubular shape of the retractable nib is reminiscent of car exhausts, tubular chrome structures, or parts of engines. Typically for Visconti, tubular nibs have been made before, but other manufacturers gave up on them years ago as being too difficult; too expensive; no longer economical to make. They love a challenge.It’s practical too, in a way that perhaps can’t always be said for Pininfarina’s car designs! The nib extends and retracts with a quick twist of the barrel, so there is no cap to lose. The tubular chromium-steel nib is available in Fine, Medium or Broad.