stilform INK – A Fountain Pen designed around the laws of attraction
Munich, Germany – May 22, 2018
Known to provide one of the most simple yet sublime experiences, the multiple award-winning stilform pen comes back in its latest avatar, with a brand new writing experience and exterior, but with the same heart. The stilform INK follows its predecessors, the stilform ballpoint pen, in the fact that it echoes a certain purity that makes it a pleasure to own and write with, being beautiful yet absolutely distraction-free in its aesthetic. Dominated by straight lines, curved hemispherical ends, a characteristic chamfer on two sides, the stilform INK retains its predecessor’s design language, and its heartbeat, the signature click produced by the pen’s magnetic action. The stilform INK comes with a cap that clicks satisfyingly in place when you close it, using a magnetic action to not only hold the cap in place, but to even align it to perfection, providing a joy that one would associate with the opening-closing action of stilform’s ballpoint pen. The cap’s opening and closing action are at the forefront of the pen’s user experience, being so simple and smart that they become the pen’s USP. With zero effort yet maximum satisfaction provided by the clicking sound, the pen’s cap closes securely over the fountain nib. To open, simply twist the cap gently to turn magnetic attraction into repulsion and the cap comes undone on its own. It’s a clever interaction that makes me, as a designer, marvel its simplicity and ingenuity.
The stilform INK comes crafted out of high-quality grade 5 titanium with a grade 6 aluminum variant as well. On the inside lies a writing nib from the renowned German company Peter Bock. The entire pen comes made from top to bottom in metal, with not a single plastic component ‘corrupting’ the pen’s purity and premium appeal. Both the titanium and aluminum variants provide a lightweight and unparalleled writing experience. The titanium comes in its natural color, while the aluminum explores anodized hues like comet grey, rose gold, warp black, and a night sky variant that captures hearts with its rich prussian blue. To match, even the nibs come in color variants, going from steel to titanium, to even a 14K gold variant.
Building on the simplicity and the emotive quality of the stilform ballpoint pen, the stilform INK takes the brand’s design ethos and uplifts it, creating a product that is aesthetically minimal, yet heavy on performance, build quality, and the tactile quality your fingers will surely fall in love with.
P.S. Make sure you take a look at stilform’s enchanting accessories for the INK fountain pen, ranging from a leather pouch, to a precision machined metal pen-stand!