Quality as a way of life.
design08 is the new creation of the designer Mark Braun. On behalf of Otto Hutt, with design 08 Mark Braun has developed a fountain pen that sets its own quality standards in terms of development, design, production and function. design08 embodies an attitude where expert craftsmanship and high-tech claim their place in our everyday culture, our way of life.
design08 is a play with proportions. The fine, regular guilloché lines characterize the entire ruthenium-coated surface. The guilloché pattern is rotated by 90° on the cap and on the rotatable, cylindrical finial. Thus serving as an indicator how to rotate for removing the cap and activating the innovative Pull+Twist function. The ingenious mechanical clip prominently exhibits the highest manufacturing precision that Otto Hutt puts into every part. The 18 ct gold nib and the individual number round off the exterior of design 08.
The styling of the section allows for sufficient grip for your fingers when writing. The section of the piston fountain pen is made of stainless steel, matt black and coated with PVD. The 18 ct gold nib is available in EF, F, M and B nib sizes. With its individual numbering, each design 08 fountain pen is truly unique. With the cap of design 08 closed, the individual number is in line with the back of the nib.
The cap is also cylindrical, with a concave top part. The mechanical clip is spring loaded with a steel spring, breaking through the recess on the top part. Cap and clip form a connection, as if the precision mechanics of the writing instrument were pushing outwards. Upon activation, the clip lowers into the recess on the top part.
See the brochure HERE
Retail price $1,495
Model numbers for each nib size:
D08 038-20273 – EF
D08 028-20273 – F
D08 018-20273 – M
D08 068-20273 – B
About Mark Braun
Mark Braun is an outstanding German designer. Employing a unique design language in numerous aspects of everyday life and its products, he has already won many awards. The close affinity to the Bauhaus school, the attitude towards quality, manufacturing precision and the attention to detail are values that shine through every single product – and form the basis of the cooperation between Mark Braun and Otto Hutt. design08 is perfectly formed design that is characterized by a lot of highly specific details. A holistic work of art for writing.