Smart pen holder
A combination between practicality and fine craftsmanship, this elegant writing set will bring a touch of style to any environment.
Finesse is designed to interact with the user in an intuitive way. Move the pen towards the structure and the magnetic field pulls the pen into its final position, self-aligned and perfectly straight.
We placed great emphasis on the quality and surface finish. The structure contains no plastic or rubber, instead all components are crafted from high quality metals to endure the test of time. Aiming for a minimalist design, we created a pen holder with four simple parts: structure, base, main magnet and guide magnet.
Nickel vs chrome
Both of them look good and very similar. So which one?
Chrome plating is overly expensive and would only add costs to the final product. We found that Nickel is a more suitable option and with its slight golden tint, gives an elegant warm look to the pen holder. Furthermore, after the entire structure goes through the professional polishing process, the result is a surface quality with a smooth mirrored effect, nearly identical to chrome plating.
Design and magnetism
A key element of Finesse is the magnetic flow. Because the magnetism cannot be seen with the naked eye, we had to try several techniques in order to visualize the magnetism around the structure. Our research led us to the use of ferrofluid - an oiled based liquid featuring nanoscale ferromagnetic particles that react in the presence of a strong magnetic field, such a rare-earth magnets.
This allowed us to better understand the magnetic behavior. After making some modifications to the shape and magnetism of the structure, we found a design that forces the pen to vertically self-align from any point of origin.
All of the funds raised will go towards the first production round.
The slim, high-strenghth design of the pen holders structure is complex and cannot be manufactured through conventional milling techniques.
Therefore a die-cast mold must be produced, where liquid steel can be injected. Because of the high cost of the mold, we must meet a minimum order quantity. The rest of the funds raised will go towards post-processing, polishing, electro-plating, laser engraving and shipping.
All perks include free shipping to US, Canada and Europe. The gift sets come in a wooden box and worldwide shipping is included.
65 $ - Business set
68 $ - Premium set
75 $ - Silver set
80 $ - Silver gift (limited to 100)
85 $ - Gold set
90 $ - Gold gift (limited to 100)
250 $ - Collector edition (limited to 300)
The funding campaign ends on June 22nd. If successful, we will start the manufacturing process the next day. We estimate that the first batch will be ready for shipping by mid-August.
The shipping process has the following priority:
- owners of the "Early bird-Premium set", "Silver gift" and "Gold gift" will have first shipping priority
- contributors order (the fair way): first come first serve.
We are a group of young engineers and architects based in Northern Denmark, with previous experience working on projects for Audi and Maserati interior design. We primarly work with the design and manufacturing of mechanical systems or free-form structures.
Last but not least, we are passionate about innovative projects which bring science, simplicity and beauty to everyday needs.