date: September 2015
project assistant: Dario Gaudio
photo credits: Fabrizia Parisi
“Always a passion of mine, I feel pens and mechanical pencils epitomize objects that can fully express the essence of design: sophistication, simplicity, the archetype of a technical tool, a prosthesis of the hand and mind. Having your own pen and pencil with you is already a statement of intent: the will and ability to leave a tangible written sign, to begin a story, sketch out a new project … ”
Neri is a family of pens and mechanical pencils made of anodized aluminum. The first pieces that launch the collection of desk objects by Internoitaliano. Neri is an exercise in absolute minimalism for design junkies and aficionados of writing. 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.