HOMO SAPIENS LAVA COLOR COLLECTION
This vibrant and colorful writing instrument is a re-interpretation of our iconic Homo Sapiens collection.
The Homo Sapiens Lava Color is the first 2020 Visconti collection fitted with an entirely in-house produced 14kt gold nib. The Lava Color is the perfect addition to the Homo Sapiens family, an absolute must-have for color and nature lovers.
14kt Gold & Ruthenium Nib
SPIRIT OF VOLCANO
Colors have always been a distinctive feature of Visconti’s collections. Homo Sapiens Lava Color comes in three nature-inspired colors: the Ash White, the red earth pigment Terra di Siena and Tuff – a type of rock made of volcanic ash ejected from a vent during a volcanic eruption.
Mixing basaltic lava with coloured resin is a very complex process that makes this pen unique and sets the collection apart from other Homo Sapiens editions.
Homo Sapiens Lava Color owes much of its uniqueness to a long and meticulous creation process. The processing of lava material is indeed very challenging and requires great precision.
Lava Color pens require complex processing. To create new colors we mixed the lava material with the colored resin. An anti-stain treatment was then applied to prevent ink from depositing on the pen during the refilling phase.
The pen is made of a mixture of colored resin and Mount Etna basaltic lava, the Visconti’s well-known and highly valued material, made following our secret formula. This new edition also has an anti-stain treatment that protects the pen and prevents ink from depositing on the pen during the refilling phase.
Basaltic lava is very hygroscopic and it easily absorbs moisture. To prevent ink stains, the pen has been coated with a special anti-stain treatment.
Unlike the classic Homo Sapiens Lava collection, the Lava Color features a magnetic lock closing system which makes opening and closing it effortless.
MATERIALS AND CARE
The pen features a special anti-stain treatment. We recommend cleaning the pen with Visconti blotting paper every time you fill it, to make sure that any ink stains are properly removed from the section.