industrial design

Neri is a beautiful family of pens and mechanical pencils designed by Giulio Iacchetti for the Italian design brand Internoitaliano.

For this project, Internoitaliano has partnered with Parafernalia, a historical Italian company that produces contemporary writing instruments. A perfect balance between Italian design and Italian craftsmanship.

Always a passion of mine, I feel pens and mechanical pencils epitomise objects that can fully express the essence of design: sophistication, simplicity, the archetype of a technical tool, a prothesis of the hand and mind, the designer Giulio Iacchetti explains.

Neri falls outside the usual automatic opening/closing systems and the classic cap. Indeed, the placement of the leads and ability to regulate their length — and also that of the pen refills, a highly unique feature — is done by simply turning the contrasting brass thumbscrew, a technique derived from the gesture for adjusting the points of compasses used in technical drawing.

Neri is definitely an exercise in pure minimalism for design and writing lovers.

In the shop