Taiwanese design group Ystudio have created this series of pens which they describe as ‘lifetime stationary’. Made from traditional heavy and durable materials such solid brass, copper and bronze, the writing implements have some pretty serious heft to them. This led to the collection being named ‘The Weight of Words’ after the common idiom.
The most qualified materials are selected, expected to be a lifetime stationary.Ystudio
Ystudio have also designed an accompanying pen case, which in essence is more of a cylindrical canister. The body of the case is made of walnut, while a separate brass cap screws on seamlessly.
With the heaviness of the materials, the user can be reminded of the concept “the weight of characters”. The ineligible weight will always remind the user to be fully responsible for every character he has written down.Ystudio
Ystudio intend that both the walnut wood and brass elements of their stationary darken over time with skin contact and age gracefully. However they also point out that the patinas that develop on the copper and bronze surfaces can be easily reset by applying simple bronze oil.
Bronze and wenge wood are both light, fresh and pure in the beginning, but will be darker with more writing, fused into the writings of the user and past memories and thus the concept “warmness of writing” is brought up.Ystudio
The Weight of Words Pens by Ystudio certainly aren’t cheap with prices ranging between €70 and €100, while the cylindrical pen case costs €120. The best place to purchase items from the series online is Kohezi, a minimalist stationary shop.
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