sam hecht: ebonite fountain pen for industrial facility
sam hecht: ebonite fountain pen for industrial facility sam hecht: ebonite fountain pen for industrial facility
sep 13, 2011

sam hecht: ebonite fountain pen for industrial facility

‘pentagon’ by sam hecht for industrial facility

british designer sam hecht of industrial facility has developed ‘pentagon’ a fountain and rollerball pen. in our digital age, writing instruments seem to hold their position as anchors of reality. hecht’s design features a cap which transforms the pen into a seamless barrel, via a thread which works in both directions. the writing utensil’s overall pentagonal shape, is formed from ebonite, presenting a design that is deliberately odd and asymetrical – more human than machine. the body of the pen is slender enough that with a simple turn, the cap unscrews, and the lid itself can slide over it. the writing nib has been specially designed by artist tham pui san and contains 18K gold. ‘pentagon’ is produced by singaporean pen company elephant & coral.

the writing utensil’s pentagonal form


  • kaweco-sport copy …

    superflue says:
  • how much will this pen retail for?

    andy c g says:
  • yeah I just love your site, it’s filled with fresh and relevant articles and have a very [url=]new mitsubishi[/url] nice eye catchy design! Some posts really helped me in my work, so thanks for that!!

    nick says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

design news

keep up with our daily and weekly stories
502,536 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample