22STUDIO Concrete Writing Tools / Module Series / Now Available
Béton brut meets fountain pen: a substantial concrete writing tool constructing your world with each stroke.
NEW- Marks of dividing lines and screw holes
The most noticeable features of the appearance of fair-faced concrete are the dividing lines and screw holes of the cavity/core plate. Marks and traces of this technique are left behind directly on the surface of the building, straightforward and authentic; it is a creative process as well as a testimony of exquisite craftsmanship.
/ module series / Our new product, the area on the pen barrel simulates a miniature and scaled-down concrete plate to create a three-dimensional curved surface; even the dividing lines and drilling holes are clearly visible.
NEW- From the pen’s barrel to the cap, fusiform design in one piece
In architecture, there has been a tradition and constructing technique of creating curved surfaces with geometric plane. This edition of writing tool has a curved surface or "fusiform" (spindle) shape, derived from the same architectural concept. At the same time, around the joints of the concrete plates, natural traces and marks from usage will appear; the more you use them, the darker the colour will be, and the smoother the touch will get.
It is worth mentioning that, for the overall spindle-shaped aesthetics, the stainless steel cap is especially contracted at the top, which is a rare design for writing tools in the market. It must be manually processed one by one, which is time-consuming and labour-intensive.
Béton brut: From Architecture to Writing
After being cast, concrete will usually receive a finishing treatment that smooths its surface, ridding it of imperfections. In the case of béton brut architecture, the concrete is left unfinished, simple yet majestic, expressing the pattern left by the formwork.
22STUDIO applies the same conceptual process in producing everyday-carry items: stationery, wristwatch, and table clock; creating functional miniature béton brut architectures for your table, on your wrist, and in the palm of your hand.
Proprietary “Concrete Curing” Process
What is “Concrete Curing”? To harden and strengthen, newly cast concrete must go through a process called hydration, where water is continually applied. This process often results in the appearance of white streaks and fissures. Through continued research and trial, 22STUDIO has developed a hydration process that produces concrete that meets our high standards in both hardness and aesthetics. Newly cast products are placed in a climate controlled “Concrete aging (curing) chamber” for 14 days (similar to the aging of beef or red wine), where it reaches maximum hardness, and gains patterns and textures unique to each piece.
316L Stainless Steel & Parts by SCHMIDT Technology of Germany
Concrete and Stainless Steel pair perfectly as a sleek, straightforward package. The FOS (Factors of Safety) top-scoring 316L Stainless Steel is highly corrosion resistant and hypoallergenic.
22STUDIO writing instruments are equipped with Germany’s SCHMIDT Technology parts almost exclusively. From nibs, piston, and cartridge, to ballpoint, rollerball, and mechanical-pencil parts; we have selected the best available components for solid, reliable performance.
The CONTOUR series. Elevation with Each Line
90 degree concerns neatly stacked creating a sleek aesthetic reminiscent of contour lines that curve round the aged concrete shaft. Reciprocally tactile to write with and an appreciated miniature architecture when resting on the table.
CONTOUR WRITING SERIES
The Heptagon series. SEVEN Aspects
The perpetual seven day week artificially carves up our sense of time, this is our play on imbuing “Time” into writing instruments. The striking, broad facets show off patterns and textures unique to each piece, and provide the most comfortable grip.
20% off Matching Set
Receive 20% off when purchasing two 22STUDIO Concrete Writing Instruments from the same series.
Five types of writing instruments in each series: Fountain Pen (F/M nib), Rollerball Pen, BallPoint Pen, Sketch Pencil and Mechanical Pencil. Pair your favorite set of two and receive them in our hand-brushed presentation box.
22STUDIO “Concrete Writing Instruments” have had the distinct honor of being selected for the gift shops at: MoMa and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, and the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris
Since its debut, 22STUDIO’S “Concrete Writing” instruments have been selected for the shops of internationally renowned modern art museums as a recognition of our workmanship and design. We have created an exceptional writing experience that grows with you as concrete surfaces continue to patina and burnish, and corner angles soften and reshape with use. Each piece is waiting to be tamed (relished) and collected!