20 July 1969 “One small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind” are the famous words of Neil Armstrong during the descent on the small satellite. Apollo 11 was the NASA space mission that brought the first men on the moon and the first lunar walk was broadcasted live on television around the world, capturing the attention of millions and millions of people.
Fifty years later, Pininfarina Segno celebrates the anniversary of the landing with this Special Edition: Space Moon Landing 50th Anniversary. The desk base made of Lightstone, a special composite material, faithfully reproduces the LEM module landing area, thanks to the 3D resources made available by NASA, while the stem, covered with a special white ceramic film, reflects the surface of the Apollo 11 carrier rocket.
Pininfarina Space is a writing tool designed for the space. Entirely made of magnesium, an ultralight material with high mechanical performance, Pininfarina Space has been donated to the crew of the International Space Station(ISS) during the last V.I.T.A. mission. The astronauts, including the Italian Paolo Nespoli, could therefore use it in a microgravity condition, where the normal pens could not work. The Ethergraf® metal alloy tip of the Pininfarina Space, writes by oxidation without graphite or ink, perfectly lending itself to the environmental characteristics of the space stations, where the micro-debris produced by the normal pencils’s leads are very dangerous for the filtering system.
The same passion for creative talent, the same search for innovation, the same care about handcrafted quality and made in Italy. The cooperation between Pininfarina and NapkinForever does not change the values and principles that brought it to worldwide success over the last years, but broadens horizons and ambitions and gives them a new name: Pininfarina Segno. The Pininfarina Segno project represents an approach unique of its kind, acting as a laboratory for developing excellence, dedicated to the promising sector of writing and accessories.
Pininfarina Segno represents the horizon of an innovative and unique scenario in the writing experience. Creating a timeless beauty, typical of Pininfarina design, and striving for continuous innovation are the reasons at the root of this project. Pininfarina Segno combines cutting-edge technologies and craft skills to add a new chapter in the history of writing and beyond.