Piuma is born from a reflection on the Leonardo da Vinci's treatise about birds' flight, left unfinished in the early years of XVI century.
Piuma is a writing instrument entirely made with evaporated pear wood, with a dynamic shape that reminds the goose feather's shape and the studies on flight.
The ETHERGRAF® tip microscopically "scratches" paper, oxidizing it
and leaving a light but indelible stretch.
The common paper - that is the cellulose not trated paper
(formed by vegetable fibers bonded through a process that
is called "felting") - due to its porosity, is in fact a material
which perfectly reacts to the passage of the metal tip.
The tip is Etergraf®: its seems a ballpen, but it isn't. It's not even a pencil, nor a fountain pen. It writes forever, without any ink or refil or lead, with a neat and light line; re-inventing the sixteenth-century oxidation technique used by Leonardo da Vinci in his drawings.
Piuma rests in perfect equilibrium on a mirrorred steel pedestal that supports it and let us read the Leonardo's signature, engraved on the back side of the pen, in a mirrored way.
The Piuma pen comes in a nice, simple but elegant box in white cardboard that includes the pen and its pedestal.
The Piuma pen is produced for a limited period of time, 2019 only, being the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci.
The Leonardo Set was made to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death. It includes a Piuma pen without its pedestal, a booklet about Leonardo da Vinci, and a stone-paper note.
Dimensions: cm. 22,5 x 20