Visionnaire, Visionnaire, Visionnaire. That's all anyone has wanted to talk about for the past week in my social media feeds. What do Myke and I think about this white-hot Kickstarter project? Listen to Episode 64 of The Pen Addict Podcast to find out!
For posterities sake, here is the list of questions I posed to Visionnaire creator Morgan Combes. I will post again if and when he gets back to me.
You have talked about designing the Visionnaire but you also talk about not having much fountain pen experience. How much of the actual design is yours, and how much is pre-made parts?
Did you fit your specs into an existing design, or is this 100% original design?
Are any new tools or dies being made to produce these pens, or will existing tooling be used for the manufacturing?
The full manufacture of your pen is Chinese. Why should someone buy the Visionnaire instead of a Hero Pen form the most well-known Chinese pen manufacturer that looks similar and only costs $4?
You mentioned several times that your margins are low for this project, yet you increased the the number of Early Bird backers exponentially, allowing more backers to get the pen at a cheaper rate. What was behind the decision to allow this if the margins are so low?