Several years ago, Tom Cowell, the Creative Director of the London design studio Apt, had a fun idea: to take the iconic hexagonal shape of a Bic Cristal and put it on something truly timeless (read: long lasting). The result was Kensa, a refillable brass pen made that resembled his favorite plastic stationery.
This week, Apt unveiled an entire stationery set developed around this idea, complete with a pen and pencil, each available in three materials: brass, stainless steel an aluminum. “Raw brass gives a nostalgic look, whilst stainless steel offers the same weight without the patina. Aluminum is closest when it come to feeling like a Bic as it’s so lightweight,” Cowell said in an email. Live now on Kickstarter with an August delivery date.
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