Creators and innovators alike are being invited to hold history in the palm of their hand, with the launch of INFINITY – the pen from space. A unique pen showcasing a 4.5 billion year old meteorite, INFINITY is already capturing the imagination of wordsmiths and Star Wars buffs the world over, with a crowdfunding campaign which smashed its funding goal within two days.
The totally unique pen couples sophisticated design with unrivalled functionality; it uses the rarest of materials to share the incredible journey of the Chelyabinsk meteorite. For those inspired by the wonders of the universe, the INFINITY Kickstarter will be live for two more weeks, giving innovators, entrepreneurs and the truly creative a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own their own particle of space.
On 15thFebruary 2013, an almighty explosion shook the earth. This explosion was to later make history as it was discovered to be caused by the flaming impact of a 4.5-billion-year-old shard of space rock, later named the Chelyabinsk meteorite. This rare glimpse into what lies beyond planet earth was mesmerising to those who witnessed it and a team of designers from Bath have worked together to share this story with the masses, in an object designed to be used every day.
Dan Rowlands, lead designer at INFINITY said, “Space holds a fascination for millions, so it’s no surprise that the news of the Chelyabinsk Meteorite truly captured the imagination of the word. After seeing the amazing journey and the dramatic descent of the Chelyabinsk, we wanted to preserve this rare experience and make it available to everyone. We have sourced genuine pieces of the exceptional space rock to place within a high-quality pen design, showcasing the extraordinary event within a useful object, to inspire and amaze every day.”
INFINITY – the pen from space not only provides the chance to own a piece of history but it also offers a smooth and reliable writing experience, giving writers, artists and scientists around the world a stylish, unique means to note down their inspirations perfectly. Available in a Fountain, Rollerball or Ballpoint design, all models are meticulously weighted to provide the perfect conditions for writing consistently. Combining functionality with impeccable design, the dark matter resin body and polished metal finish work together with the crowning dome, containing the meteorite, to create a product as iconic as the event that spawned it.
All materials used within the pen have been selected for their superb quality, from the ceramic nib of the rollerball pen to the water clear encapsulation showcasing the Chelyabinsk meteorite and of course, the artefact itself, sourced from trusted, long standing meteorite traders. Unlike rocks from Earth, those from space possess a greater iron content, making them magnetic. Any questions about the authenticity of these space materials can be banished by performing a ‘Magnet test’ – each INFINITY pen will pass with flying colours.
To read more about the incredible story behind INFINITY – the pen from space and contribute to the crowdfunding campaign, visit the Kickstarter page: https://goo.gl/WNNh6B