Visconti conceived the Homo Sapiens ballpoint for real writers, for those to whom the pen continues to represent a travelling mate, a daily friend to share with the same civilization that writing contributed to create.
The material in this pen is as antique as the world: lava from the Etna volcano. Visconti lava is: Virtually unbreakable, it has a high degree of resilience. Flameproof, Visconti lava has a resistance to heat of over 100°C. Slightly hygroscopic, allowing to absorb hand sweat during use. The Homo Sapiens Lava Color is made of a combination of this high valued material and colored resin made following a secret formula. The process of catalysing the lava material with coloured resin is very complex but the final look of the writing instrument is unique and makes the collection stand out from other Homo Sapiens editions. 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. The blue color of the pen was created using pigments similar in colour to the lapis lazuli stone.
Unlike the original Homo Sapiens Lava collection, the Lava Color features a magnetic lock closing system which makes opening and closing it effortless. The Lava Color is the perfect addition to the Homo Sapiens collection, an absolute must-have for colour and nature lovers.
The name Visconti has been for the past twenty years a synonym for writing instruments of extraordinary beauty, historically and technologically studied. The fountain pens, rollers and ballpoint pens by Visconti make up a wide range of high quality instruments with a strong identification.