Pineider Limited Edition Homage to Arman Blue Trilogy Fountain Pen
Inspired by famed Nouveau Realisme painter/ sculptor Arman’s ingenious use of everyday objects to create striking works of art, the Pineider La Grande Bellezza Homage to Arman fountain pens are designed to invite new forms of expression and innovate the art of writing.
The Pineider La Grande Bellezza Homage to Arman: Blue Trilogy is a cut above the rest in beauty and intrigue. This eye-catching pen is fashioned from a blue PVD-plated stainless steel material and features a triple cut design, where the motif repeats in triplicate around the body. The bold design showcases the inner workings and unique filling mechanism with an absence of material, which would otherwise conceal these features. This reflects Arman’s rejection of mass produced designs and highlights the handcrafted, intentional design of this pen as a premium writing experience. Trilogy comes with a unique circular wooden stand that holds the pen securely upright when not in use and offers an attention grabbing, yet functional, showcase display.
Trilogy’s unique design is accented by one of Pineider’s signature 14k soft gold “Hyperflex” Quill nibs. The skeleton feather clip, coated in a rose gold finish, highlights the balance between solid material and void space represented in this design.
The twist magnetic lock, Pineider’s ingenious capping method, employs magnets to snap the cap into a secure, closed position, keeping the nib primed for the next writing endeavor. The rose gold trim provides a contrast to the blue body; the nib, grip, and filling mechanism are all finished in rose gold.
Pineider’s Mystery Filler system is truly unique with a piston knob that is normally hidden. To ink the pen, simply push the button to extract the piston knob, turn it like any other piston filler to load the pen, then push the button again to hide it again.
This model is limited to 88 pens worldwide.
More about Arman:
The term modern art denotes the style and conception of the art proper to its era and, on a broader level, to the artistic expression that expresses a kind of “rejection” of the past and an amenability to experimenting. Modern artists experimented with new visual forms and put forward their original takes on the nature, materials and function of art, alternating more “realistic” periods (in terms both of the techniques used and of the subjects chosen) with more “symbolistic” or “expressionistic” periods, up to and including pure abstraction.
Arman was one of the greatest exponents of Nouveau Réalisme, an artistic trend based on narrating mankind through his everyday objects (shoes, wristwatches, coins and so forth). In consideration of the multiple techniques that he used, Arman is thought of as a painter-sculptor. He himself was to define himself perfectly as “un peintre qui fait de la sculpture”. His work, strongly influenced by Dadaism and by Pop Art and now to be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, of the Tate Gallery and of the Centre Pompidou, stretches from paintings to monumental public sculptures and to his famous accumulations of objects of everyday use and to their irreverent desecration and destruction. “I specialise in everything and I have never been an amateur” is a phrase that captures the full breadth of Arman’s art and of his boundless creativity.
The object of this repetition is a feather, the symbol of Pineider’s entire range and a fetish of writing in the broadest sense of the term, with a doppler effect extending from the clip to the cap and barrel.
The clip is a skeletal feather where voids and solids play on the style of Arman, emphasizing the feather’s proportions, thus each pen – Night & Day, Trilogy and Doppler – contains the exact morphology of its accumulation or of its break.