Known for their one-of-a-kind designer writing instruments and accessories, Montblanc is one of the best known names in the world of luxury today. The company is now partnering with industrial designer Marc Newson over a new writing instrument called the Montblanc M, that will capture the DNA of the company while adding modern design elements. This will be the first time Montblanc has ever collaborated with a designer.
“For the first ever design partnership in the maison’s long history, Montblanc has chosen to work with Marc Newson, without a doubt the most influential designer of his generation,’ says Jérôme Lambert, CEO of Montblanc. “Montblanc M brings together Newson’s trademark biomorphic style, defined by its fluid and pure organic forms, and Montblanc’s iconic design cues, resulting in a new and unexpected expression for writing instruments.”
The design is still top secret and will continue to remain so until September. “Like Montblanc, I seek to strike a balance in the design between the simplicity of the functional qualities of this product and the creation of a sensory experience in its use,’ Marc Newson told Designboom, “From the sight of the shape’s clean lines or the detailed plating of the nib, from the touch and feel of the writing instrument with its polished surface and ruthenium forepart, to the sound of the click of the cap as it is drawn to the body of the writing instrument with the magnet, Montblanc M offers a seamless writing experience that engages all senses.”
[Via – Design Boom]