EGO.M, CENTO3 Ballpoint Pen Inserts, Pens & Pencils, Achille Castiglioni, Gianfranco Cavaglià,

EGOUNDESIGN - CENTO3 - Ballpoint Pen Inserts

Sale price$65.00

This 3D printed multiple-insert writing instrument was designed in 2001 and was Achille Castiglioni’s last design before his passing in 2002.

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Box Includes: • 3 Black ink - fine stroke • 2 - Blue ink - fine stroke • 2 - Red ink - medium stroke, Gift boxed CENTO3 started with an unpublished 2001 design collaboration for writing instruments by Achille Castiglioni and his friend architect Gianfranco Cavaglià. The trilobate shape proved too complex for production techniques of the time and was forgotten. After twenty years hidden away, Fondazione Achille Castiglioni, architect Gianfranco Cavaglià and Italian design firm EGO.M have found a way to bring Castiglioni’s last design into reality. Each instrument is 3D printed with an extremely durable, sustainable and feather-light Graphene/PLA filament. The long additive process creates a subtle nonslip texture, and each piece a unique artifact as each instrument is printed individually. The ergonomic trilobate shape prevents CENTO3 from rolling off the table.

EGO.M, CENTO3 Mechanical Pencil, Pens & Pencils, Achille Castiglioni, Gianfranco Cavaglià,


EGOUNDESIGN, a Bologna-based design studio and manufacturer, specializes in 3D printing product design. Founded by nine young entrepreneurs during the pandemic, the company embodies innovation and Made in Italy craftsmanship. Their interdisciplinary team, known for diverse skills and creative collaboration, won the 2021 Archiproducts Design Awards in the lifestyle category with their project CENTO3, a collaboration with designers Achille Castiglioni and Gianfranco Cavaglià.