Pininfarina is well-known for designing some of the sexiest cars ever created for companies like Ferrari and Alfa Romeo, but who knew that they also put their own distinctive mark on everyday objects like pens?
Taking its styling cues from Pininfarina’s own Cambiano concept car, the sleek 4.Ever Pininfarina Cambiano pen is handmade in Italy from aluminum with an elegant wood insert, but just as with Pininfarina’s car designs, there’s some serious high-tech innovation going on under the hood.
Instead of using ink like a pen or graphite like a pencil, the tip of the 4.Ever Cabiano is made from a special metal alloy called Ethergraph. This lays down a fine line on the paper much like a pencil, only this line is permanent like the ink left by a ballpoint pen. The real trick, though, is the tip itself won’t wear out, and will continue to write forever.