The Copper Collection
Copper Collection names are semantically linked to copper, or to the processes by which copper is refined for human use.
Our names foreground the elemental quality of copper; they evoke the toil of mining, but also the sense of something pure and transcendental coming from the earth.
The Inder Pen is the first item in the collection. ‘Inder’ signals industry and resolve. It is a confident word anticipating an industrious and intentional owner.
Inder is gender neutral and contains soft and hard elements: the drawing in of breath on the first syllable: ‘In’, and exhalation on the second: ‘der’, gives this name a sense of balance and flow.
There is something very special about copper that extends beyond its physical properties. We know that copper is one of only a handful of metals to occur naturally in pure elemental form; we know that it is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity and that it is both pliable and strong; we may also know that copper is an essential dietary mineral and that it has powerful antimicrobial properties. We might notice the changes in the copper in our homes and in the art and architecture around us, and agree that copper becomes more beautiful with age.
But that isn’t all. The thing about copper is that it seems to live. When we touch it, it responds with warmth. When we apply pressure, it yields. And like us, copper interacts with its environment, wearing its turquoise patina as we might wear a blush, a tan, or a wrinkle.
Humans and copper have worked together for over ten thousand years, and as we have evolved it has revealed more of its secrets: around 7,000 years ago we needed vessels and discovered copper could be smelted and cast; around 5,500 years ago copper was alloyed with tin, and the bronze age was born. The Romans admired copper for the range of exquisite colours created by oxidation, and used it to communicate wealth, power and civilisation. When Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity, copper was the material that enabled him to harness its power. Today, copper is the subject of microbiological studies and has been discovered to kill 99.9% of disease causing bacteria within two hours.
In fact, copper is able to do so much, so well, that we barely even notice it. The Copper Collection is an intentional collection that puts the profound relationship between humans and copper centre-stage. The objects in this collection invite touch and interaction. As you work with each, you will discover that the weight, warmth and smoothness of copper feel right, and you might even remember that this is something you already knew.
The Inder Pen
Engineered in England from pure copper, the Inder pen is raw, refined and entirely unique.
The Inder Pen is slim and elegant, with no clips, logos or unnecessary embellishment. Made from solid copper bar, Inder has a satisfying weight and balance that lends itself to playful ponderings, as well as serious work.
Each pen is supplied with a Monteverde Soft Roll cartridge in coppery brown. Reminiscent of Leonardo da Vinci’s sepia toned sketches, this shade is versatile and distinctive.
Copper responds to touch and evolves with its environment. You will notice that Inder warms in your hand and that over time it develops a patina. Copper patinas can vary from deep charcoal to dazzling turquoise and your pen’s patina will be unique to you. If you prefer your pen to shine, Inder can be polished to a stunning finish; or you can allow your pen evolve and age with you.
Weight: 67 gms
Length: 141.5 mm
Diameter: 9.52 mm
Cartridge: Monteverde Soft Roll
Prehistoric Oak Pen-case
This wooden pen-case was designed and made in England from ancient oak excavated in the Fens of East Anglia. It is perfectly proportioned to rest and protect your Inder Pen.
Our Prehistoric Oak Pen-case is made from the kiln-dried trunks of trees that lived more than 5,000 years ago in England’s marshy Fenlands. After the trees fell, natural tannins within the oak reacted with the iron-rich subsoil of the marshes, resulting in a near-black intensity of colour.
Prehistoric oak is a dense and heavy wood with the look and feel of a tropical hardwood. An example of early fossilisation, oak of this age is unique to this region and is possibly the rarest wood in the world.
The case, like the pen it holds, is smooth and cool to the touch, warming in your hand and ergonomically crafted to fit your pocket comfortably.
Please have a look at: www.thecoppercollection.co.uk