Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Pininfarina & Napkin Collaborate To Create A Pen That Never Needs Ink.



We bet imagining a pen of the future is not in the order of any creative person, geek or scientist, however, the folks over at Pininfarina begs to differ – the have come up with a revolutionary pen that requires no ink and will never need to be refilled. The Italian independent car design company and coachbuilder collaborated with Napkin to boldly re-imagine this writing instrument that might just revolutionize how we write (on paper that is).


Aptly dubbed 4.EVER Pininfarina Cambiano Inkless Pen, this elegant piece of writing instrument, not surprisingly, draws its design inspiration from the firm’s Cambiano concept car, bearing elegant lines handcrafted by Italian master craftsmen from a combination of aluminum and wood. As alluring as the design is, the real magic lies in the writing technology incorporated into it.


The 4.EVER Pininfarina Cambiano Inkless Pen has a special metal alloy tip known as Ethergraph that allows precise stroke like a pencil, while leaving permanent marks that are not erasable, just like a pen that you are accustomed to. Though we are not sure how well the Ethergraph will work over the correction tape or ‘liquid paper’. The 4.EVER Pininfarina Cambiano Inkless Pen is not alone in this; it will be matched with a notebook with papers made from stone powder, which according to Pininfarina, is stronger than the traditional paper and water resistant too.


Being made from stone, the stone paper notebook will be eco-friendlier than the regular paper. The notebook is enriched by the original sketches of the Cambiano concept car.


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