Writing instruments have been a design challenge for thousands of years. Ensso, a small design studio in Los Angeles, step up to the challenge of creating a new pen with a simple yet powerful solution. Pen Uno is the study of liberating a pen of unnecessary parts and ornaments.
After a very successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015, Pen Uno is back as an exciting pen and pencil combo. This new super minimal all-aluminum pen has been redesigned so it can be transformed into a mechanical pencil by switching two parts only. When a pen, it uses the beloved Hi-Tec-C Coleto ink cartridge, and as a pencil it uses standard 0.5 mm leads.
Pen Uno is one of the thinnest pens in production at only 5.3 mm in diameter. The grip section is wider for a very comfortable writing experience and also doubles as twisting cap to protect the pen tip when not in use. A few turns of the barrel will open or close the pen. Pen Uno is machined out of aluminum anodized in five distinct colors: space grey, gold, rose gold, red, and black.
The Pen Uno and Pencil Uno start at just $25 individually, with the Pen + Pencil converter kit starting at $35.
My thanks to Ensso for sponsoring The Pen Addict this week.