About this project
Just shift the Cap - the simplest and most intuitive way to get a pen ready for writing: our new mechanism makes it possible.
Easy to use with only one Hand - the magnetic forces inside KOSMOS are perfectly balanced. A strong Neodymium magnet holds the cap safely in the idle and writing position.
Designed by Nature - the minimalistic design of KOSMOS is based on a universal pattern of nature: the Golden Ratio which can be credited for the pen's harmonic esthetic and turns out to be ergonomic too.
Award-Winning - KOSMOS is a 2016 Winner of the Red Dot Design Award, a prestigious and world-renowned honor bestowed to the best of the best in outstanding design.
The best Aluminum for a Lifetime Product - each part of KOSMOS is lathed from a solid block of a highly durable aluminum alloy. Known for its strength, this material is often used in aerospace engineering.
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The Golden Ratio is a universal pattern that can be observed in so many structures found in nature: from the balanced proportions of tiny butterfly wings up to the hypnotic whorls of giant spiral galaxies. This ratio equals 1.618 and has been used by great painters like Leonardo da Vinci and other creative minds throughout history. The fact that the beauty of natural beings can actually be described by a mathematical principle inspired us during every aspect of the KOSMOS design process. We have put a lot of effort into applying the Golden Ratio to every component of the pen. The result looks now very clean, minimalistic and beautiful.
"Make it simple, but significant." - DON DRAPER
YOUR BENEFITS OF BACKING US ON KICKSTARTER NOW:
WHAT IS YOUR WAY TO USE KOSMOS?
YOUR CREATIVITY IS A COSMOS OF IDEAS:
We designed KOSMOS with the intention to be a daily companion. Regardless of the occasion or the style you choose, KOSMOS will blend in perfectly, because of its subtle but distinct design. Make your choice from four colors to match your personal style and accessories: Comet Grey, Rose Moon, Galaxy Gold and Star Silver. Newly unlocked: Night Sky.
Not only does the pen look good, it writes even better. We have tried and tested different types of cartridges and have chosen the best one for you, which uses German ink and a Swiss tungsten tip.
You will get one free stilform refill in black by purchasing KOSMOS.
If you need a replacement, you won't have problems finding it. We recommend using a stilform refill, which is available in our e-commerce store with free international shipping. Our pen is compatible with any Parker-style G2 refill, which is a ISO standard refill for a variety of pens. So whenever you need it, there will always be a plenty to choose from.
As a backer, you will be the first to receive KOSMOS. You also benefit from:
- free international shipping and
- limited pre-sale Kickstarter prices starting from €35. Retail price will be €70.
Check out the rewards below and make your selection on the right, or by clicking "Back This Project."
The KOSMOS pen makes a great gift :) Choose the 2- or 4-Pack to also get one for your friends or family.
Thanks to your help we unlocked our €30.000 stretch goal and are now able to offer a suitable KOSMOS Pouch for our pen. The pouch is handmade of Italian leather and a matching follow-up of KOSMOS' minimalistic and subtle design.
Just add €13 to your pledge for every Pouch you would like to get.
We let our backers vote which leather color of the pouch we should realize. The majority decided for a black leather version.
To keep your KOSMOS in a safe place or just to present its design even better, we created a Wooden Holder, which matches our pen perfectly - wherever it may be: whether on your desk at work or at home in your living room. Currently, the Holder is available made of oak. Help us to reach our stretch goals to be able to offer more types of wood like cedar and walnut.
Just add €15 to your pledge for every Wooden Holder you would like to get.
An esthetic product deserves an esthetic covering. We created an interesting packaging which is inspired by the functionality and design of the product it keeps - the KOSMOS pen. The packaging is aligned with the Golden Ratio as well and most importantly: it is a pleasure to unwrap. This will only be possible if we reach our €70k stretch goal. We would love to realize this premium packaging, so please support us in reaching this stretch goal.
We are working hard on an attachable ring-clip for our pen. The time is too short to offer the clip as an add-on within our campaign, but it will definitely be available in our e-commerce store with free international shipping for all our backers.
Have a look at some renderings of the current clip design (not final):
We created a few attractive stretch goals for our campaign to round off the KOSMOS experience and offer more choice of colors and additional accessories to you.
Exclusively for our Early Bird backers, we plan to ship the KOSMOS pen in December, so that it reaches your home in time for the Holiday Season. This is the ideal gift for your beloved friends and family.
We have been carrying around the idea of a new ballpoint concept for over 5 years. We presented our first versions to different pen manufacturers in Europe. They were always amazed by our pen's design and its functionality. So we got hired by a famous German pen brand to tweak the last details of the pen and get it ready for market. But in the end, they let us down because they did not dare to take on the risk of trying something really new. We realized we need to bring our vision to life on our own and re-designed the pen just the way we liked it most, without any restrictions. Eventually we made it work even better using magnets. So now, we are ready to start the first production run of KOSMOS... Together with you on Kickstarter ♥
stilform is a small design studio based in Munich, which is operated by Christoph Bohrer, Alexander Schmitke and Martin Wagner. It was founded in 2013 and creates products in the area of home and living as well as diverse industrial products. Their young spirit leads to a deep understanding of modern society and its needs for innovative creations. Always with the focus on creating visually appealing products with clear lines and esthetic form language, attributes like emotions, function and innovation are of utmost importance in the design process. Every design process starts with an empty sheet of paper and each time the project ends with a creative solution. Inspiration comes from nature, science and other areas that help to create a simplified everyday life. With this background customers and users will benefit from long-lasting products.
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We would be very happy, if you could share our campaign with your friends to spread the word. We created a few attractive stretch goals for our campaign to round off the Kosmos experience and offer more choice of colors and additional accessories to you.
Risks and challenges
The main risks and challenges are as follows:
We are working with extremely experienced machining and finishing suppliers that are used to handling quantities well over the amount that are typical for Kickstarter which means that there is little risk of a production bottleneck. Though it is unlikely, delays can still happen as machinery can break down, raw materials can arrive late etc. which can create unanticipated setbacks. If this highly unlikely scenario takes place, frequent communication and transparency with our backers is our top priority.
Pens are popular on Kickstarter so our funding goal could be exceeded significantly. Maintaining consistent quality - There are separate quality control procedures at every manufacturing step so defect rates are very low. We have the experience to realize high quality products through our background as a industrial design agency.
Shipping large volumes - If we will get highly overfunded, all products will be packaged and sent by a professional logistics warehouse so we will be able to pack shipments quickly and without mistakes.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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