giulio iacchetti offers a fresh twist on classic mechanical drawing tools
 
giulio iacchetti offers a fresh twist on classic mechanical drawing tools giulio iacchetti offers a fresh twist on classic mechanical drawing tools
nov 17, 2015

giulio iacchetti offers a fresh twist on classic mechanical drawing tools

giulio iacchetti offers a fresh twist on classic mechanical drawing tools

 

 

 

internoitaliano presents ‘neri’, a family of pens and mechanical pencils designed by giulio iacchetti that pays homage to classic writing and drawing tools. expressing an absolute minimalism, ‘neri’ doesn’t utilize the normal opening / closing systems, or the classic cap feature, of typical writing instruments. instead, a simple brass thumbscrew has been incorporated, whereby simply twisting it, one can regulate the length of their lead, or replace their pen or pencil refills – a gesture derived from the act of adjusting the points of compasses that were traditionally used in creating technical drawings.

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‘neri’ pens and mechanical pencils by giulio iacchetti for internoitaliano

 

 

 

each ‘neri’ pen and mechanical pencil is made from a solid aluminium rod (in anthracite, aluminum and black finishes), that has been lathed and bored, anodized and sand-blasted offering a velvet touch; and whose size has been realized to consider ease of grip and maximum comfort.

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‘neri’ pen detail
giulio iacchetti internoitaliano neri designboom
‘neri’ pencil detail

 

 

always a passion of mine, I feel pens and mechanical pencils epitomize objects that can fully express the essence of design sophistication, simplicity, the archetype of a technical tool, a prothesis of the hand and mind. having your own pen and pencil with you is already a statement of intent: the will and ability to leave a tangible written sign, to begin a story, sketch out a new project…– giulio iacchetti

 

internoitaliano partnered with parafernalia — the only historical italian company that produces writing instruments — on the production of ‘neri’, which is available on the designboom shop!
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‘neri’ pen (anthracite)giulio iacchetti internoitaliano neri designboom
‘neri’ pen (anthracite) giulio iacchetti internoitaliano neri designboom
an upclose look at the brass thumbscrew used for adjusting and refilling leadgiulio iacchetti internoitaliano neri designboom
‘neri’ mechanical pencil (aluminium) giulio iacchetti internoitaliano neri designboom
‘neri’ mechanical pencil (black) giulio iacchetti internoitaliano neri designboom
‘neri’ for internoitaliano, produced by parafernaliagiulio iacchetti internoitaliano neri designboom
each ‘neri’ writing tool comes with its own packaging

 


internoitaliano presents ‘neri’ pens and mechanical pencils by giulio iacchetti
video courtesy of internoitaliano

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