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Australian born, Berlin-based designer, Kostas Metaxas, is offering through the crowd-funding website Kickstarter , the world's first 3D printed Fountain Pen.
Metaxas recently designed a very special pen for one of the oldest and most prestigious Paris-based writing instrument icons - S. T. Dupont, for their "HAUTE CREATION" . In the process of doing this, he became fascinated by the incredible quality of the prototypes produced by the latest $800,000 3D printers from EOS in Germany. So he decided to offer for the first time in the world, a unique collection of Limited Edition 3D printed Fountain Pens. The printers are so precise that they not only print in resin, but he has also found an engineering company in Sydney who with the same German EOS machine, can 3D print in Titanium, Cobalt Chrome [normally used with for tooth inserts!] and even stainless steel.
According to Metaxas "I wanted to use geometric patterns and shapes that could never be considered for pen manufacturing since pens are traditionally machined on a spinning lathe and hence, shapes are limited to "tubes". I wanted to break free from this and create a very personal sculpture that could also be used as a writing instrument".
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ABOUT KOSTAS METAXAS
Kostas Metaxas is an award-winning designer, as well as a Luxury-Lifestyle Magazine Editor/Publisher and more recently a Film-maker/Broadcast TV producer [www.ikon.tv - over 700 interviews covering fashion, design, gastronomy and the arts]. He has consulted for Paspaley Pearls, Robert Mouawad, Laurence Graff , BHP Billiton amongst others, and has been exposed to the cutting edge of design throughout his 30 year career.
Kickstarter is a global crowdfunding platform based in the United States. The company’s stated mission is to help bring creative projects to life. Kickstarter has reportedly received over $1 billion in pledges from 5.7 million donors to fund 135,000 projects, which include films, music, stage shows, comics, journalism, video games, and food-related projects.
Kostas Metaxas, an award winning designer (BHP Design Awards) a Luxury-Lifestyle Magazine Editor/Publisher, and a Filmmaker/Broadcast Producer who covers fashion, design, gastronomy and the arts with over 700 documentary interviews and two awarded feature films [www.ikon.tv] to his credit.
He has consulted for Paspaley Pearls, Robert Mouawad, Laurence Graff , BHP Billiton amongst others, and has been exposed to the cutting edge of design throughout his 30 year career.