Few creatures have inspired people’s imagination as much as the horse. Since Stone Age cave paintings, through Roman gods to Renaissance and Baroque artistic sculptures and paintings.
Towards the end of the 18 th century, horsehair began to enjoy a high status as an elegant material for chair coverings.
A near-forgotten art
Producing horsehair fabric of top individual quality is an art that only a few weavers have learned to master. There is but a single such expert in Germany: Dorit Berger.
Roughly 70 hairs are woven individually for each centimetre of fabric. That is extremely time-consuming. Hair by hair, a weave comes about with changing texture, light and dark, that contrasts so excitingly with the cool platinum-plated metal parts of the pen – so that each one brings out the finest nuances in its own way.
Personal and exclusive
The Pen of the Year 2009 represents an exclusive and individual sense of writing.
An accompanying certificate bears Dorit Berger’s signature, attesting to the limited edition and certifying the quality and genuineness of the horsehair used.