Inspired by famed Nouveau Realisme painter/ sculptor Arman’s ingenious use of everyday objects to create striking works of art, the Pineider La Grande Bellezza Homage to Arman fountain pens are designed to invite new forms of expression and innovate the art of writing.
In his most famous works, Arman expressed his disapproval of “cookie-cutter” mass-production through deconstruction and fragmentation of commonplace items. Pineider, in this homage to the artist, breaks the mold of modern pen design by cutting away sections of the body to highlight the function and uniqueness of these writing tools.
This matte black Aluminum fountain pen features multiple cuts with a black trim and black plated 14k gold nib.
The bold design showcases the inner workings and unique filling mechanism with an absence of material, which would otherwise conceal these features. This reflects Arman’s rejection of mass produced designs and highlights the handcrafted, intentional design of this pen as a premium writing experience.
The cut out openings highlight the Mystery filling system and allow for unobstructed sight of its inner workings. Pineider’s Mystery filler system is truly unique with a piston knob that is normally hidden. To ink the pen, simply push the button to extract the piston knob, turn it like any other piston filler to load the pen, then push the button again to hide it again.
Each pen features one of Pineider’s signature 14k soft gold “Hyperflex” Quill nibs. The twist magnetic lock, Pineider’s ingenious capping method, employs magnets to snap the cap into a secure, closed position, keeping the nib primed for the next writing endeavor.
The clip is a skeletal feather where voids and solids play on the style of Arman, emphasizing the feather's proportions, thus each pen contains the exact morphology of its accumulation or of its break.
The pen can be arranged within the included circular wooden display as an attention grabbing, yet functional, showcase for these striking pens.
Limited to 88 worldwide.
More About Arman:
The French-American artist Arman began as an abstract painter and later focused on sculpture, finding inspiration in the Dadaism and Pop Art movements. He is regarded as one of the foremost artists in Nouveau Realisme movement which incorporated commonplace items into art to invoke deeper questions about mankind. His works can be found in collections all over the world, including The Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Gallery, and the Centre Pompidou.
Many of Arman’s works called out society's movement towards mass production and a loss of craftsmanship. In the spirit of returning to craftsmanship and distinction, the Pineider La Grande Bellezza Homage to Arman fountain pens break the mold of traditional design. They showcase intentionality in every feature of the pen, cutting away sections to reveal new frontiers of pen technology and providing a singularly enjoyable writing experience.