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.