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The nobility of leather

Caran d’Ache is unveiling two new exceptional creations, Varius Peter Marino and Varius Peter Marino – Special Edition, dreamed up by the famous American architect, talented designer and lover of fine materials. The Varius writing instruments by Caran d’Ache are an intrinsic part of the designer’s life. He has always used them to draw his magnificent buildings.

 

VARIUS PETER MARINO

The specially created Varius Peter Marino limited edition is entirely in tune with the spirit of this man with a resolutely  modern personality. The body of these Haute Ecriture instruments is clothed in leather, carefully crafted to ensure unprecedented comfort. Like a nod to the world of fashion dear to Peter Marino’s heart, a slim grey seam adorns the entire length of the instrument.

A unique engraved limited-edition number pays tribute to the date he set up his first New York studio: 1/1978 (one out of 1,978).

 

VARIUS PETER MARINO – Special Edition

The Varius Peter Marino – Special Edition, designed by the architect, reflects his unique personality. The daring attributes of these instruments, symbolising strength according to Peter Marino, are interpreted by Caran d’Ache with good taste and expertise.

A hand-made lacing goes through rhodium and silver-coated eyelets. The cap is topped  by a silver-plated, rhodium-coated  skull with black onyx eyes, reminiscent of the many rings adorning Peter Marino’s fingers. A generic numbering system, 1/150 (one out of 150), evokes the address of the architect’s Manhattan studio: 150 East 58 Street.

 

more about peter marino 

Creative talent, patron of the arts, builder, aesthete… Even a hundred different terms would not suffice to describe Peter Marino, who defines himself as an architect/artist. The majestic areas he creates are all imbued with his love of light, noble materials and rhythmical lines.

Peter Marino, FAIA, is the principal of Peter Marino Architect PLLC, an internationally acclaimed architecture, planning and design firm founded in 1978 and based in New York City. As he is an active patron of the arts he was named in 2012 Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture as in recognition of his significant contributions to furthering art and culture.

Many renowned luxury Houses call on him to design boutiques such as Fendi, Armani, Valentino, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Donna Karan and Barneys New York.  Peter Marino also collaborated with several museums and design private villas.

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Limited edition

PETER MARINO

launch 2017

VARIUS PETER MARINO
  • Three writing instruments: fountain-, roller-, ballpoint pen
  • Silver- and rhodium-coated attributes (cap, clip, writing block)
  • Body clothed in French-sourced calfskin
  • Adorned with a handmade slim grey seam
  • Fountain pen nib made from rhodium-coated solid 18K gold nib
  • Nib width M (several nib widths available upon request)
  • Fountain pen’s supply system: ink pump or small cartridges
  • Roller pen’s supply system: set with a Caran d’Ache roller cartridge, fine
  • Ballpoint pen’s supply system: set with a giant Goliath cartridge, medium
  • Generic numbering: 1 /1978 Engraved on the cap
  • Engraving of Peter Marino’s signature on the cap
  • The Varius Peter Marino is set with a leather-patterned case with visible black seam and applied Peter Marino signature.
    • Dimensions of the case: 19.5 x 10.2 x 6.8 cm
    • Delivered with owner’s guide book and guarantee
    • Bilingual brochure (FR/EN) included with the case
VARIUS PETER MARINO SPECIAL EDITION
  • Two writing instruments: fountain pen and roller pen
  • Silver- and rhodium-coated attributes (cap, clip, writing block)
  • Cap set with a rhodium and silver-coated skull
  • Black onyx eyes (0.5 carat)
  • Engraving of Peter Marino’s signature on the cap
  • Caran d’Ache logo engraved under the clip
  • Body clothed in French-sourced calfskin
  • Adorned with a handmade leather lacing
  • Silver- and rhodium-coated eyelets
  • Fountain pen nib made from rhodium-coated solid 18K gold nib
  • Nib width M (several nib widths available upon request)
  • Fountain pen’s supply system: ink pump or small cartridges
  • Roller pen’s supply system: set with a Caran d’Ache roller cartridge, fine
  • Generic numbering: 1 /150 (1 out of 150), engraved on the cap
  • The Varius Peter Marino – Special Edition is set with a leather-patterned case with visible black seam and applied Peter Marino signature. A specific stand has been made to fit the skullcap for the Varius Peter Marino – Special Edition version.
    • Dimensions of the case: 19.5 x 10.2 x 6.8 cm
    • Delivered with owner’s guide book and guarantee
    • Bilingual brochure (FR/EN) delivered with the case

 

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