Inspired by famed Nouveau Réalisme painter/ sculptor Arman’s ingenious use of everyday objects to create striking works of art, the Pineider La Grande Bellezza Homage to Arman fountain pens are designed to invite new forms of expression and innovate the art of writing.
The Pineider La Grande Bellezza Homage to Arman: Night & Day pens feature two bold cut outs that run vertically down either side of the pen, giving it an edgy, exposed look. Drawing inspiration from Arman’s rejection of typical mass production and design, the incisions showcase the innovative filling mechanism’s internal workings. The body is fashioned from Avional, a lightweight aluminum alloy material, with a color shifting iridescent finish. Each comes with a unique circular wooden stand that holds the pen securely upright when not in use and offers an attention grabbing, yet functional, showcase display.
Each Night & Day pen features one of Pineider's signature 14kt soft gold "Hyperflex" Quill nibs. The twist magnetic lock, Pineider's ingenious capping method, employs magnets to snap the cap into a secure, closed position, which keeps the nib primed for the next writing endeavor. The palladium trim and plated nib coordinate to give this pen a one of a kind, polished appeal.
The clip is a skeletal feather where voids and solids play on the style of Arman, emphasizing the feather's proportions, thus each pen contains the exact morphology of its accumulation or of its break.
Pineider's Mystery Filler system is truly unique with a piston knob that is normally hidden. To ink the pen, simply push the button to extract the piston knob, turn it like any other piston filler to load the pen, then push the button again to hide it again.
This model is limited to 300 pens worldwide.
More About Arman:
The French-American artist Arman began as an abstract painter and later focused on sculpture, finding inspiration in the Dadaism and Pop Art movements. He is regarded as one of the foremost artists in Nouveau Réalisme movement which incorporated commonplace items into art to invoke deeper questions about mankind. His works can be found in collections all over the world, including The Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Gallery, and the Centre Pompidou.
Many of Arman’s works called out society's movement towards mass production and a loss of craftsmanship. In the spirit of returning to craftsmanship and distinction, the Pineider La Grande Bellezza Homage to Arman fountain pens break the mold of traditional design. They showcase intentionality in every feature of the pen, cutting away sections to reveal new frontiers of pen technology and providing a singularly enjoyable writing experience.
- Fountain Pens
Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.
- Body Material
- Avional aluminum
- Cap Type
How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).
- Magnetic cap
- Compatible inks & refills
Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.
- Bottled inks
- Filling Mechanism
How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.
- Mystery Filler
- Grip Material
- Nib Size
- Soft Extra-Fine, Soft Fine, Soft Medium, Soft Broad
- Nib Color
- Nib Material
- 14kt Gold
Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.
Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 23.2mm (0.91in)
- Max Ink Capacity - Piston Vac
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using the built-in piston or vacuum filling mechanism.