Angiolino Perpetua


Innovative, eco-friendly and with a unique and original design: the inkless pen ‘Perpetua’, customised with the Angel playing the lute, painted in 1521 by Rosso Fiorentino (Florence 1495 – Paris 1540).

This famous work, featuring a child angel plucking the strings of a lute, is a fragment of a lost altarpiece; underneath the dark background, added retrospectively, reflectographic studies have revealed part of a building, at the base of which the musical angel would have stood in the manner of certain compositions by Fra’ Bartolomeo or Raphael. The original composition can be inferred from the Sacred Conversation painted in around 1600 by Francesco Vanni and housed in the church of Sant’Agata ad Asciano in Siena.
Underneath the dark background of this painting in the Uffizi, reflectographic studies have also revealed the name of the artist, Rosso Fiorentino, and the date 1521, but it is not certain whether the handwriting is Rosso’s own or if it was added when the altarpiece was dismantled in an effort to preserve the knowledge of its authorship.

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The Perpetua pencil is produced in an innovative material of which 80% is taken from recycled graphite
– Entirely made in Italy
– Design: Marta Giardini Studio, mention of honour at the Golden Compass awards, 2016
– It can write 1,120 km, meaning 22 times longer than a traditional pencil
– The design is unique and unmistakeable; it has a single flat side, all the rest being round
– It can be sharpened, but it writes even without a sharp tip or when broken in two
– Its eraser is always ready, attached without the use of glue
– No paint or wood

Perpetua can even write on tablets and smartphones:
As well as being an excellent conductor of heat and sound, graphite is also an excellent conductor of electricity. And it is thanks to this characteristic that the graphite in Perpetua manages to interact with tablets and smartphones.

How to use it:
By removing Perpetua’s eraser, the tip may be transformed into a capacitive stylus. This is possible thanks to the electrical conduction properties of the graphite with which it is made. The eraser may still be used once detached.

Weight 24 g

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