BENU features a line of conceptual handmade writing instruments which play with streamline shapes, and an extensive palette of vivid colors. The Moscow-based company delivers its own interpretation of the modern writing experience. Inspired by the excited lifestyles of modern city dwellers, BENU has created pens for those who prefer a playful, stylish and fun design. BENU's fountain pens are handcrafted after the company's original designs. Each part of the pen is made in house, except for the nib units, ink cartridges, and converters. The BENU fountain pens are supplied with either stainless steel or gold-plated (depending on the model) stainless steel Schmidt nibs.
The Hexagon Collection is the newest collection from BENU. The Hexagon pens feature six-sided designs, with other textures on top. Imagine a honeycomb pattern all throughout the body of the pen, with dashes of golds and silvers sprinkled on top. Totally eye-catching and one-of-a-kind! Graphic and flamboyant, the pens from the Hexagon collection features the pattern of nature's most perfect six-sided polygon shapes. Aesthetically pleasing, balanced, and harmonious, with its seamless symmetry and balance, Hexagons are the true inspirations for those who prefer edgy and geometric designs. A striking contrast of the austere pattern and madly vivid color pallet complete the pen's incomparable style.
It is 5.5" in length, and weighs 20 grams. It features an acrylic resin body and decorative ring, and a screw on (can be posted) cap. It features a #5 stainless steel Schmidt nib. It can use standard large international cartridges (7.2cm/2.8 inches) or a converter.
BENU is a young brand of writing instruments. Benu’s story began in January 2016 when the co-founders, Alex Semanin and Kate Dmitrieva, decided to join forces to set up а new creative concept. Right from the start, the aim was clear: to make writing instruments and desk accessories for these who prefer bright colors and new designs that are playful, stylish and fun.
Alex Semanin and Kate Dmitrieva first worked together in the fine watch industry where both of them launched multiple successful projects over last 10 years. Alex graduated from the St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts in 1996 and then spent over 10 years in the decorative arts and jewelry design and production. In 2007 Alex joined the largest Russian manufacture of jewelry watches and accessories as Chief Designer and in 2 years became the Director of Product Development and Innovation. Under Alex’s supervision the company successful launched several collections of gold & silver writing instrument, accessories and watches. Alex particularly enjoyed his involvement in pen design and production and decided to create his own line of writing instruments. At that moment, Kate was working as General Manager for a Russian company producing and marketing high-end mechanical watches and clocks. Being herself a great admirer of the art of creating fountain pens, in 2016 Kate decided to join Alex in creating and launching a new brand of writing pens and accessories.
Benu – the ancient Egyptian deity linked with the sun, creation and rebirth. Periodically renewing itself like the sun, Benu is a symbol of constant changes, recurrence, renovations. The name reflects the company founder’s feelings about the history of writing instruments. Changing throughout centuries, in today’s digital world handwriting has become more of an art, than a communication tool. Pens are much less needed nowadays, as we have computers, tablets and smartphones. Yet interest in stylish writing instruments among trendsetters remains high. Moreover, an expensive and stylish pen becomes not only a tool, but also an important accessory. A beautiful pen is a status symbol that reflects the personal taste of its owner. The art of writing is reinvented and redefined again.
BENU fountain pens are designed and handcrafted in the company’s ownArmenian-based production facilities. Each part of the pens is made in house, except for nibs, ink cartridges and convertors. All BENU fountain pens come with stainless steel or gold –plated stainless steel Schmidt nibs of EF, F, M and B sizes.
A broad and vivid color palette is the key characteristic of the BENU collection. The designers and artisans take great care to create materials of vibrant colors and diverse textures. Before being assembled each part is a subject to a series of technical, mechanical and visual inspections to verify its accuracy, durability and overall appearance. The assembly of the cap is the last step of production. To secure the locking of the pen’s cap the company employs the square thread. Thought very difficult to fabricate, this thread form has the lowest friction, which makes it the most efficient thread form known.
Before being dispatched from the workshop, the pens undergo a final quality control covering both visual and functional aspects. The company only allows pens that meet the highest quality requirements to be shipped to its customers.
I always wanted this model and when i saw the amazing sale on here, I couldn't resist!! It's a perfect pen in every single way – I couldn't ask for a better pen!! It's unique, fun and just so smooth. I'm pleased as bunch! Highly recommend!!
This is my second Benu. I like the weight of their pens. I do not like heavy pens because it makes holding them more difficult. The nib is smooth and the pen color is spiffy.