• CENTO3 - Mechanical Pencil

CENTO3 - Mechanical Pencil


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CENTO3 started with an unpublished 2001 design collaboration for writing instruments by Achille Castiglioni and his friend architect Gianfranco Cavaglià. The trilobite shape proved too complex for production techniques of the time and was forgotten. After twenty years hidden away, Fondazione Achille Castiglioni, architect Gianfranco Cavaglià and Italian design firm EGO.M have found a way to bring Castiglioni’s last design into reality. Each instrument is 3D printed with an extremely durable, sustainable and feather-light Graphene/PLA filament. The long additive process creates a subtle non-slip texture, and each piece a unique artifact as each instrument is printed individually. The ergonomic trilobite shape prevents CENTO3 from rolling off the table.

99% MATITA, a pencil made of pencil. Mechanical Pencil, with a trilobite arched shape, made in graphene PLA filament. Each piece is individually made by using innovative additive manufacturing 3D techniques. N. 3 HB mines, 0.7 mm, included. Mechanical pencil Length 13 cm - Diameter 1.1 cm - Weight 13 gr. Gift box, handmade, realized in white soft touch paper, dimensions 21X5.5X2.5 cm. A detailed description of CENTO3 project in Italian and in english, is included. CENTO3 Design by Achille Castiglioni, Gianfranco Cavaglià, 2001 3D printed Graphene/PLA

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