260 years of Faber-Castell: Perfect Pencil anniversary edition
Telling your own success story – and continuing to write it masterfully at the same time: Faber-Castell has achieved this feat with a special limited edition for the company’s 260th anniversary. The anniversary edition of the Perfect Pencil is a tribute to a pencil that was already part of the product range in the middle of the 19th century – and is now the centrepiece of the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection.
To mark its anniversary, Graf von Faber-Castell is presenting an exclusive interpretation of the Perfect Pencil – the classic pencil that can write, sharpen and erase. With the eraser under the end cap and the integrated sharpener in the protective cap, the anniversary model has all the characteristic features of this all-rounder – and also comes with luxurious extras that are closely linked to the history of Faber-Castell.
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Pen of the Year 2021 – Knights
Every year since 2003, the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection has presented the Pen of the Year, a fountain pen made of particularly exquisite materials. As limited editions, each one tells of eras and peoples whose deeds have had a decisive influence on the development of mankind and its culture.
The fact that the Pen of the Year 2021 is now dedicated to the heroes of the Middle Ages is also related to the history of Faber-Castell itself. The company, which was founded exactly 260 years ago, owes its unmistakable identity to its noble name and centuries of tradition, in which the Counts and Lords of Castell defended knightly virtues such as bravery and care for their subjects. The symbol of this is the characteristic Faber-Castell motif with the two fighting knights who are wielding pencils instead of lances.Read more
Homage to a legend: Bentley "Limited Edition Barnato"
Fine writing instruments always have a story - and can tell inspiring stories themselves. The Bentley "Limited Edition Barnato" was inspired by a very special individual.
In the 1920’s and 30s, Woolf Barnato, caused a sensation on the race tracks of Europe as one of the original "Bentley Boys". He was the Managing Director of Bentley Motors from 1926-1931 and 3 time Le Mans winner. One of his legendary stories told throughout the years is that of the "Blue Train Race", in which he made a bet that he could reach London from Cannes in his Bentley Speed Six before the legendary “Train Bleu” travelled from Cannes to Calais. Of course, he was successful in winning the bet and beat the train with time to spare.
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of this race, Graf von Faber-Castell and Bentley have created a truly unique series of writing instruments. The metal barrel is lacquered in the characteristic Barnato dark green colour and guilloched in the signature diamond pattern created by Bentley. The chrome-plated front and end sections also gleam in dark green. The cap is adorned with the Bentley B, Bentley style knurling and Woolf Barnato’s original, handwritten signature as a reminder of the extraordinary spirit that lives on at Bentley today. The exclusive collection, which is limited to 1,930 pieces in honour of the year of the "Blue Train Race", includes fountain pens, rollerball pens and twist ballpoint pens. All writing instruments are delivered in an exclusive Graf von Faber-Castell for Bentley limited edition box.Read More
Writing pleasure in black: Bentley 1 “Onyx”
Start your engines: the collaboration between Bentley and Graf von Faber-Castell is moving up a gear. In September 2020, the luxurious “Licensing Collection 1” will be enriched by the “Onyx” range – the ideal writing instruments for those who love timeless elegance. This powerful and purist design sets off Bentley’s stylistic elements with a distinctive confidence: the guilloched diamond pattern of the barrel, which is reminiscent of Bentley’s famous “Diamond Pattern”, the chrome front and end pieces and the cap with the characteristic knurling and the Bentley “B” find their perfect match in the deep, matt black of the paintwork. The fountain pen with high-quality, rhodium-plated stainless steel nib promises the utmost in writing comfort. Rollerball pens and twist ballpoint pens round off the range.Read More
An elegant eye-catcher: Tamitio India Red
Writing pleasure with an individual touch: the Tamitio India Red presents the range’s classic minimalist design in a deep, vibrant red – a colour that has always stood for self-confidence, strength and positive energy. Whether you want to bring power and creativity into your home office or give your business look a personal touch, this elegant eye-catcher is the ideal companion in every situation. Thanks to their finely fluted, matt lacquered barrel, the writing instruments fit perfectly in the hand; highly polished front and end pieces provide brilliant accents. The range, which will be available from September 2020, includes a fountain pen with a high-quality, rhodium-plated stainless steel nib, rollerball pen, twist ballpoint pen and propelling pencil.Read More
Pen of the Year 2020 – Sparta and Sparta Black Edition
The myth of Sparta and its heroes lives on in the Pen of the Year 2020: The design, details and workmanship of the exclusive writing instruments were based on the armour and weapons of the Greek heroes. For example, the ruthenium-plated, matt, sandblasted barrel is reminiscent of the warriors’ steel battle dress; its milled decoration harks back to the striped protective armour around the loins and its grip evokes the anatomically shaped forms of the breastplate. Inspired by the additional rivets reinforcing and refining the ancient armour, there are seven hand-applied rough diamonds adding up to 0.35 carats adorning the striking shaft and epitomising the robustness, strength and uniqueness of the bold Spartans.
Each exclusive writing implement embodies the drive for strength, concentration and perfection that made the heroes of Sparta unique. The exclusive pen comes in a high-gloss, black wooden case. Each of the unique, individually numbered pens is accompanied by a certificate signed by Count Charles von Faber-Castell, attesting to the authenticity of the limited edition.
New favourite desk organisers: elephants in grey nubuck leather
Our new little elephants in nubuck leather will add eye-catching appeal to your desk or shelf, while holding clutter at bay. Inside are flexible compartments made of high-quality Italian wool that give you space for corralling pens, cards, notes and other small items. Each one is carefully crafted by hand at a small factory in Italy. As the wonderfully soft nubuck leather ages, it will take on an authentic patina, giving your elephant an even more delightful and unique look the longer you have it.Read More
Everything where it should be: the new cashmere leather accessories
The new large and small cashmere leather accessories are as practical to use as they are beautiful to look at. Each is made of embossed grain Italian calfskin leather, stitched with perfectly matched thread and featuring a lining of soft Alcantara.
Keep your documents, letters and favourite pen all organised in this beautifully crafted writing case made of the most supple cashmere leather. This sleek new writing case by Graf von Faber-Castell combines purist design with the sensual feel of leather and also features a soft Alcantara interior lining. There are two lightweight sizes to choose from – one fits in a briefcase for going to the office, while the other can be kept in a purse.
Credit card case
Whether you’re going around the corner or around the world, this handy credit card case in black or dark brown leather holds all your essentials. It has space for eight cards and your personal ID card, as well as a coin pouch lined in orange. The practical pleat allows you to open the coin pouch wide enough to easily find the correct change. A zip keeps it all safe.
Taking just the essentials? This coin purse is designed to carry your credit cards as well just in case you run out of cash. Available in black or dark brown leather.
Here is your new all-rounder: this travel case with zip holds not only your favourite pens and pencils, but also other important items such as a charging cable for your smartphone, sunglasses or even your jewellery. Available in black or dark brown leather.
Add a touch of luxury to your desk: Anello rose gold
Special occasions deserve a personal note – handwritten, of course. When writing Christmas cards to our friends and family, we gladly take a little more time to choose not only our words with care, but our writing instrument as well. The elegant Anello rose gold edition will become your new favourite. The fountain pen, ballpoint pen, twist ballpoint pen and twist pencil all feature black precious resin segments separated by fine rose gold rings, which is what gives this series its name: “anello” is Italian for “ring”. The cap, end piece and spring-loaded clip shimmer in 18-carat rose gold plating, creating a striking contrast with the deep black barrel. The transitions between the dark, shiny precious resin segments and the fine precious metal rings are barely noticeable – a perfect tactile combination that allows the pens to rest comfortably in the hand.
The sophisticated fountain pen, which is equipped with an 18-carat, hand-inscribed bicolour gold nib, provides a unique writing experience. It is available in six nib sizes and with a practical cartridge converter system. Thanks to its exquisitely smooth-running precision tip, the rollerball pen is a comfortable alternative for everyday writing. The propelling ballpoint pen with a large-capacity cartridge and the propelling pencil with a replaceable eraser under the end cap have become constant companions for jotting down spontaneous notes. Every model is delivered in a gift case made from dark brown wood.
Here to stay: Classics in statement coloursWriting instruments and accessories that set the tone in Viper Green, Gulf Blue, India Red
Timeless yet perfectly in fashion: the statement colours we all love are now setting the tone. Lush greens, blues and red shine auspiciously, invigorate and immediately play the fashionable lead role. But they don't only brighten up our wardrobes. We’re also bringing signal colours to your desk! The Graf von Faber-Castell Collection now has writing instruments and accessories for the workplace, briefcase and handbag in Viper Green, Gulf Blue and India Red. Incidentally, they are also classic motor racing colours that can therefore also send men’s hearts aflutter! The colourful ensemble includes the Guilloche fountain pen and Guilloche twist ballpoint pen. The writing instruments’ name comes from the grain guilloche, an intricate engraving procedure that enables the surface relief to change colour depending on how light hits it. Matching ink is available in an elegant bottle and as cartridges in a 20-pack gift set or folding six-pack.
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Delicate tones: Classics in new autumn colours
Writing instruments and accessories now available in olive green, violet blue and cognac
Calm and comfort are the order of the day, whether at work, in a document folder or a handbag, thanks to writing implements and accessories in rich, soft and earthy tones for the cooler time of year when the days get short and unpleasant. This autumn, the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection is releasing selected classics in olive green, violet blue and cognac to provide feel-good companions for dull autumn days.
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The Perfect Pencil in magnum format
Timeless, classic, elegant – and now also available in black: The Perfect Pencil in magnum format
Autumn brings with it a desire for shades that radiate strength and depth. That makes this the right time to present the Perfect Pencil – the magnum from the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection – in a colour that unites all these elements: black. The look may be new, but the absolute functionality remains: the Perfect Pencil provides ideal support when writing or sketching. The cap has a PVD coating made of titanium, which makes the surface change colour elegantly from light to dark. The protective cap doubles up as a pencil extender and incorporates a sharpener that can be extracted with a simple pull. Under the cap of the coronet there is a replaceable eraser that makes correction quick and easyDownload image (jpg)