Align - A minimal pen with a twist
Simplicity, quality, function and innovation have been the central tenets during the design process throughout this project. We wanted to break away from the standards in the pen market while achieving a high end device at a reasonable price.
The body of the pen is divided into three parts, being the middle one unaligned when the pen is closed. To use the pen you only need to intuitively align this part with the rest of the body. Simple, intuitive and unique.
The mechanism we designed for this pen is completely unique, yet intuitive and reliable. We wanted to transcend the classical twisting or clicking mechanisms by developing this precise and user friendly piece of engineering.
The body of the pen is manufactured entirely in aerospace grade aluminium. This material is remarkably durable and light, which makes it ideal for our purpose. The inner mechanism of the pen was, without a doubt, the hardest part. We have some professional experience on designing timepieces and we used this knowledge to develop a unique and groundbreaking mechanism made out of brass, a material used in many clockwork mechanisms.
As professional designers we didn’t forget to adjust these innovative features to the perfect balance required by such a top-end piece while looking for the most pleasant and practical grip.
We didn’t want the clip to break the sculptural harmony of the body, so we hid it on the middle part of the pen. By pressing on the top edge of this part a lever mechanism will open the clip so that you can hang your pen wherever you want in the best way possible.
Here is the full video of the Kickstarter campaign. The campaign is currently live HERE. As you can imagine, we need all the support we can get to make this project real. It would be of great help if you could share this on your social networks and help us spread the word.
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