I’ve been squirrelling away, getting my new blog ready to go, but have just squeezed in time to share this Hermès Nautilus Pen, which I saw on Dezeen.
Hermès have teamed up with Japanese pen gurus, Pilot and Australian designer Marc Newson to launch the first item in their upcoming stationery line.
It’s a capless, retractable fountain pen, made of aluminium and stainless steel. It has a rhodium-plated white gold nib, and will come in 6 nib widths.
The idea is that it looks very simple from the outside, but is hiding a very complex mechanism that allows the nib to be retracted by twisting.
Now, if I’m completely honest, I don’t really like the way it looks, I think it’s kind of bulky and not very sophisticated. However, I do think it’s a positive thing that luxury fashion brands and famous designers are concentrating on stationery.
Anyway, I’m probably not the demographic they’re trying to impress as it’ll be retailing at about £1000, so…