Bentley Motors and Graf von Faber-Castell collaborate for a one of a kind partnership; the “Graf von Faber-Castell for Bentley” collection features luxurious writing instruments and accessories that perfectly combine timeless design, passion for precision and superb craftsmanship.
Just as Graf von Faber-Castell is the epitome of exquisite writing culture, the Bentley brand is the embodiment of luxury cars: Since the British car maker was founded almost a hundred years ago, its name has been associated with traditional elegance, a pioneering design and unparalleled attention to detail.
From impressive supercars to intricate writing instruments – two worlds united in one design vocabulary. “Infusing other products with Bentley’s DNA is no easy task”, explains Chris Cooke, Head of Product Design at Bentley Motors. “But we managed it with our ‘Graf von Faber-Castell for Bentley’ collection.” The fountain pens, rollerball pens and ballpoint pens share many of the exquisite design aspects found in the world of motors: For example, the pen cap was finished with the typical knurling found in cars and the distinctive Bentley “B”, and the characteristic diamond pattern can be found as a fine guilloche on the barrel. The front and corner pieces are polished to a gleam, and are reminiscent of the striking, chromed elements of a luxury car.
The colours of the writing instruments match the exclusive Bentley colours: instead of the classic “Racing Green”, more modern, subtle shades were chosen – such as dazzling “Sequin Blue”, anthracite “Tungsten” and shimmering “White Satin”.
At the same time, the typical design elements of the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection are also recognisable: the solid sprung clip, platinum-plated surfaces and straightforward, understated design – a wonderful combination of elegance and pace, perfectly topped off by a case made of fine Italian calfskin, hand-sewn like the interior of a luxury car.