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PIUMA - SUPER MINIMAL FOUNTAIN PEN

PIUMA aims to be one of the most minimal fountain pens in the market. It is an investigation of liberating a fountain pen from any unnecessary components and ornaments. PIUMA is machined out of solid titanium, brass, or aluminum. It is equipped with a super smooth German-made (Bock) nib and can be used with standard ink cartridges or with the included ink converter.

PIUMA - Brass, Matte Black Aluminum, Titanium
PIUMA - Brass, Matte Black Aluminum, Titanium

 

When designing such a minimal product, the attention to detail is of the utmost importance. Each component has been meticulously designed taking in consideration its function and aesthetic. The interchangeable nib system screws inside the pen grip and resides a couple of millimeters in to create a unibody appearance. The cap threads are wider and allow a fast opening and closing of the pen. In addition, a milimetric rounded gap defines the connection between the cap and the body while our logo is discreetly engraved.

PIUMA - Titanium, Matte Black Aluminum, Brass
PIUMA - Titanium, Matte Black Aluminum, Brass

PIUMA has been designed and engineered for over a year and its manufactured using state-of-the-art machinery with the best materials and components. Our mission is to deliver a writing instrument to be used for a lifetime and enjoyed by generations - a combination of the highest manufacturing quality and atemporal design. 

PIUMA borrows its name from the same Italian word which means feather. It pays homage to the simplicity of the first pens made from bird feathers.

PIUMA components
PIUMA components

 

PIUMA dimensions and components
PIUMA dimensions and components

Length Capped: 140 mm (5.51 in)
Length Uncapped: 128 mm (5.03 in)

Maximum Diameter: 15 mm (0.59 in)
Grip Diameter: 12 mm (0.47 in)

Weight: Variable depending on material. See below.

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PIUMA - MATTE BLACK ALUMINUM

PIUMA - Matte Black Aluminum
PIUMA - Matte Black Aluminum

PIUMA Black Aluminum is machined out from a solid piece of space-grade 6061-T6511 aluminum which is anodized in matte black. 

It is equipped with a German-made (Bock) stainless steel nib. You have the option of requesting a polished or a black nib at the end of the campaign. You also have the option to select the point size (EF, M, or B). Additional nibs in titanium, gold, or stainless steel can be requested by adding the specified dollar amount to your pledge. Comes with a Schmidt K5 Standard Ink Converter and 5 ink cartridges (black).

Weight Capped: 32 gm (1.13 oz)Weight Uncapped: 23 gm (0.83 oz)

PIUMA - Matte Black Aluminum with polished stainless steel nib
PIUMA - Matte Black Aluminum with polished stainless steel nib

 

PIUMA - Matte Black Aluminum with black stainless steel nib
PIUMA - Matte Black Aluminum with black stainless steel nib

 

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Logo detail

 

PIUMA - Matte Black Aluminum with black stainless steel nib
PIUMA - Matte Black Aluminum with black stainless steel nib

 

Black stainless steel nib
Black stainless steel nib

PIUMA - BRASS

PIUMA - Brass
PIUMA - Brass

The brass version of PIUMA is machined out of a solid piece of high-grade brass. The metal is left raw and will acquire a patina with time. Such patina can be removed with any brass-cleaning product but will soon develop again with normal use. We truly love the character that a patina gives to the pen.

It is equipped with a German-made (Bock) stainless steel nib. You have the option of requesting a polished or a black nib at the end of the campaign. You also have the option to select the point size (EF, M, or B). Additional nibs in titanium, gold, or stainless steel can be requested by adding the specified dollar amount to your pledge. Comes with a Schmidt K5 Standard Ink Converter and 5 ink cartridges (black).

Weight Capped: 94 gm (3.32 oz)
Weight Uncapped: 68 gm (2.40 oz)

PIUMA - Brass with polished stainless steel nib
PIUMA - Brass with polished stainless steel nib

 

PIUMA - Brass with polished stainless steel nib
PIUMA - Brass with polished stainless steel nib

 

Polished stainless steel nib
Polished stainless steel nib

PIUMA - TITANIUM

PIUMA - Titanium
PIUMA - Titanium

PIUMA in titanium is machined out of high-grade solid titanium. 

It is equipped with a German-made (Bock) stainless steel nib. You have the option of requesting a polished or a black nib at the end of the campaign. You also have the option to select the point size (EF, M, or B). Additional nibs in titanium, gold, or stainless steel can be requested by adding the specified dollar amount to your pledge. Comes with a Schmidt K5 Standard Ink Converter and 5 ink cartridges (black).

Weight Capped: 54 gm (1.90 oz)
Weight Uncapped: 39.7 gm (1.40 oz)

PIUMA - Titanium with polished stainless steel nib
PIUMA - Titanium with polished stainless steel nib

 

PIUMA - Titanium with titanium nib
PIUMA - Titanium with titanium nib

 

Titanium nib
Titanium nib

NIBS

All pens will come equipped with German-made (Bock) polished stainless steel nib. Backers will select at the end of the campaign the desired point size (EF, M or B). In addition backers can purchase additional nibs in different metals and point sizes. 

Extra Stainless Steel Nib (black or polished)= $20
Extra Titanium Nib= $40
Extra 18K Gold Nib= $135

All nibs are available in Extra Fine (EF), Medium (M), and Bold (B) point sizes.

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Black stainless steel nib, titanium nib, polished stainless steel nib
Black stainless steel nib, titanium nib, polished stainless steel nib

 

Nib point sizes
Nib point sizes

REWARDS

Super Early Bird
1X Matte Black Aluminum: $40
1X Brass: $50
1X Titanium: $70

Early Bird
1X Matte Black Aluminum: $45 
1X Brass: $55
1X Titanium: $75

Regular Pledge
1X Matte Black Aluminum: $50
1X Brass: $60
1X Titanium: $80

All pens are equipped with a stainless steel nib either polished or black in EF, M, or B point size. (selections at the end of the campaign). Pens also come with a Schmidt K5 Standard Ink Converter and 5 standard ink cartridges (black). 

ADD-ONS

Extra pens and nibs in different metals and point sizes can be added to your pledge. Please refer to the dollar amounts for each add-on displayed on each individual pledge on the right side bar. Extra nibs are available in stainless steel (polished or black), titanium and 18K gold. Point sizes available are EF, M, or B.

STRETCH GOALS

$25K - retail packaging.
$50K - calligraphy nibs (1.1, 1.5 widths) in stainless steel available to select as nib option (survey at the end of the campaign).
$80K - Titanium stonewash finish available as material option.

STUDIO + AWARDS

ENSSO is a design brand established in 2014 in Los Angeles, California by award-winning designer Carlo Aiello. ENSSO innovates through the exploration of new aesthetics, materials, and fabrication processes. Every design is a novel investigation, an opportunity to rethink, transform, and create beautiful functional objects that inspire our world.

  • Red Dot Design Award 
  • Good Design Award 
  • ICFF Award (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) 
  • Chicago Museum of Architecture and Design (designs in the permanent collection) 
  • San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design (designs in the permanent collection)

Risks and challenges

We have been working on PIUMA for over a year and the design is 100% developed. The photographs included are from final prototypes made using the same materials and state-of-the-art machinery that will be used during mass production. We have also sourced the best German-made nib systems. The final step is to raise sufficient funds for production molds and to meet minimum order quantities.

Being our fourth Kickstarter campaign we know what to expect during each phase and are confident that can deliver the best possible production on time.

We need your help to make PIUMA a reality. Please help us by contributing or sharing this campaign among your family and friends.

THANK YOU!

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    PIUMA BLACK ALUMINUM

    1X PIUMA fountain pen in MATTE BLACK ALUMINUM with stainless steel nib (chrome or black). Point sizes: EF, M or B (select at the end of campaign).
    Future retail cost: $70

    ADD-ONS
    Please add dollar amount to your pledge for any extra add-ons (as many as you want). You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections.

    ADDITIONAL PIUMA PENS
    Aluminum Pen = add $50
    Brass Pen= add $60
    Titanium Pen= add $80

    ADDITIONAL NIBS - EF, M, or B
    Steel Nib (chrome or black)= add $20
    Titanium Nib= add $40
    18K Gold Nib = add $135

    Includes:
    • PIUMA Fountain Pen - Matte Black Aluminum
    • Stainless Steel Nib (chrome or black). Point size: EF, M or B
    • Schmidt K5 Standard Ink Converter
    • Standard Ink Cartridges (black)
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    Early Bird - PIUMA BRASS

    1X PIUMA fountain pen in BRASS with stainless steel nib (chrome or black). Point sizes: EF, M or B (select at the end of campaign).
    Future retail cost: $90

    ADD-ONS
    Please add dollar amount to your pledge for any extra add-ons (as many as you want). You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections.

    ADDITIONAL PIUMA PENS
    Aluminum Pen = add $45
    Brass Pen= add $55
    Titanium Pen= add $75

    ADDITIONAL NIBS - EF, M, or B
    Steel Nib (chrome or black)= add $20
    Titanium Nib= add $40
    18K Gold Nib = add $135

    Includes:
    • PIUMA Fountain Pen - Brass
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    • Standard Ink Cartridges (black)
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    PIUMA BRASS

    1X PIUMA fountain pen in BRASS with stainless steel nib (chrome or black). Point sizes: EF, M or B (select at the end of campaign).
    Future retail cost: $90

    ADD-ONS
    Please add dollar amount to your pledge for any extra add-ons (as many as you want). You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections.

    ADDITIONAL PIUMA PENS
    Aluminum Pen = add $50
    Brass Pen= add $60
    Titanium Pen= add $80

    ADDITIONAL NIBS - EF, M, or B
    Steel Nib (chrome or black)= add $20
    Titanium Nib= add $40
    18K Gold Nib = add $135

    Includes:
    • PIUMA Fountain Pen - Brass
    • Stainless Steel Nib (chrome or black). Point size: EF, M or B
    • Schmidt K5 Standard Ink Converter
    • Standard Ink Cartridges (black)
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    PIUMA TITANIUM

    1X PIUMA fountain pen in TITANIUM with stainless steel nib (chrome or black). Point sizes: EF, M or B (select at the end of campaign).
    Future retail cost: $120

    ADD-ONS
    Please add dollar amount to your pledge for any extra add-ons (as many as you want). You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections.

    ADDITIONAL PIUMA PENS
    Aluminum Pen = add $50
    Brass Pen= add $60
    Titanium Pen= add $80

    ADDITIONAL NIBS - EF, M, or B
    Steel Nib (chrome or black)= add $20
    Titanium Nib= add $40
    18K Gold Nib = add $135

    Includes:
    • PIUMA Fountain Pen - Titanium
    • Stainless Steel Nib (chrome or black). Point size: EF, M or B
    • Schmidt K5 Standard Ink Converter
    • Standard Ink Cartridges (black)
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    SET - BLACK ALUMINUM, BRASS, TITANIUM

    1X PIUMA fountain pen in MATTE BLACK ALUMINUM with stainless steel nib (chrome or black). Point sizes: EF, M or B (select at the end of campaign).
    Future retail cost: $70

    1X PIUMA fountain pen in BRASS with stainless steel nib (chrome or black). Point sizes: EF, M or B (select at the end of campaign).
    Future retail cost: $90

    1X PIUMA fountain pen in TITANIUM with stainless steel nib (chrome or black). Point sizes: EF, M or B (select at the end of campaign).
    Future retail cost: $120

    ADD-ONS
    Please add dollar amount to your pledge for any extra add-ons (as many as you want). You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections.

    ADDITIONAL PIUMA PENS
    Aluminum Pen = add $40
    Brass Pen= add $50
    Titanium Pen= add $70

    ADDITIONAL NIBS - EF, M, or B
    Steel Nib (chrome or black)= add $20
    Titanium Nib= add $40
    18K Gold Nib = add $135

    Includes:
    • PIUMA Fountain Pen - Matte Black Aluminum
    • PIUMA Fountain Pen - Brass
    • PIUMA Fountain Pen - Titanium
    • Stainless Steel Nib (chrome or black). Point size: EF, M or B
    • Schmidt K5 Standard Ink Converter
    • Standard Ink Cartridges (black)
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    Super Early Bird - PIUMA BLACK ALUMINUM

    1X PIUMA fountain pen in MATTE BLACK ALUMINUM with stainless steel nib (chrome or black). Point sizes: EF, M or B (select at the end of campaign).
    Future retail cost: $70

    ADD-ONS
    Please add dollar amount to your pledge for any extra add-ons (as many as you want). You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections.

    ADDITIONAL PIUMA PENS
    Aluminum Pen = add $40
    Brass Pen= add $50
    Titanium Pen= add $70

    ADDITIONAL NIBS - EF, M, or B
    Steel Nib (chrome or black)= add $20
    Titanium Nib= add $40
    18K Gold Nib = add $135

    Includes:
    • PIUMA Fountain Pen - Matte Black Aluminum
    • Stainless Steel Nib (chrome or black). Point size: EF, M or B
    • Schmidt K5 Standard Ink Converter
    • Standard Ink Cartridges (black)
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    Early Bird - PIUMA BLACK ALUMINUM

    1X PIUMA fountain pen in MATTE BLACK ALUMINUM with stainless steel nib (chrome or black). Point sizes: EF, M or B (select at the end of campaign).
    Future retail cost: $70

    ADD-ONS
    Please add dollar amount to your pledge for any extra add-ons (as many as you want). You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections.

    ADDITIONAL PIUMA PENS
    Aluminum Pen = add $45
    Brass Pen= add $55
    Titanium Pen= add $75

    ADDITIONAL NIBS - EF, M, or B
    Steel Nib (chrome or black)= add $20
    Titanium Nib= add $40
    18K Gold Nib = add $135

    Includes:
    • PIUMA Fountain Pen - Matte Black Aluminum
    • Stainless Steel Nib (chrome or black). Point size: EF, M or B
    • Schmidt K5 Standard Ink Converter
    • Standard Ink Cartridges (black)
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    Super Early Bird - PIUMA BRASS

    1X PIUMA fountain pen in BRASS with stainless steel nib (chrome or black). Point sizes: EF, M or B (select at the end of campaign).
    Future retail cost: $90

    ADD-ONS
    Please add dollar amount to your pledge for any extra add-ons (as many as you want). You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections.

    ADDITIONAL PIUMA PENS
    Aluminum Pen = add $40
    Brass Pen= add $50
    Titanium Pen= add $70

    ADDITIONAL NIBS - EF, M, or B
    Steel Nib (chrome or black)= add $20
    Titanium Nib= add $40
    18K Gold Nib = add $135

    Includes:
    • PIUMA Fountain Pen - Brass
    • Stainless Steel Nib (chrome or black). Point size: EF, M or B
    • Schmidt K5 Standard Ink Converter
    • Standard Ink Cartridges (black)
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    Super Early Bird - PIUMA TITANIUM

    1X PIUMA fountain pen in TITANIUM with stainless steel nib (chrome or black). Point sizes: EF, M or B (select at the end of campaign).
    Future retail cost: $120

    ADD-ONS
    Please add dollar amount to your pledge for any extra add-ons (as many as you want). You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections.

    ADDITIONAL PIUMA PENS
    Aluminum Pen = add $40
    Brass Pen= add $50
    Titanium Pen= add $70

    ADDITIONAL NIBS - EF, M, or B
    Steel Nib (chrome or black)= add $20
    Titanium Nib= add $40
    18K Gold Nib = add $135

    Includes:
    • PIUMA Fountain Pen - Titanium
    • Stainless Steel Nib (chrome or black). Point size: EF, M or B
    • Schmidt K5 Standard Ink Converter
    • Standard Ink Cartridges (black)
    Less
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
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    Early Bird - PIUMA TITANIUM

    1X PIUMA fountain pen in TITANIUM with stainless steel nib (chrome or black). Point sizes: EF, M or B (select at the end of campaign).
    Future retail cost: $120

    ADD-ONS
    Please add dollar amount to your pledge for any extra add-ons (as many as you want). You will receive a survey at the end of the campaign to specify selections.

    ADDITIONAL PIUMA PENS
    Aluminum Pen = add $45
    Brass Pen= add $55
    Titanium Pen= add $75

    ADDITIONAL NIBS - EF, M, or B
    Steel Nib (chrome or black)= add $20
    Titanium Nib= add $40
    18K Gold Nib = add $135

    Includes:
    • PIUMA Fountain Pen - Titanium
    • Stainless Steel Nib (chrome or black). Point size: EF, M or B
    • Schmidt K5 Standard Ink Converter
    • Standard Ink Cartridges (black)
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