Visconti Homo Sapiens Pencil
The Homo Sapiens range is new in 2010 and it is the use of materials that makes it truly innovative. Visconti turned to the Etna volcano to bestow the virtually unbreakable body to this incredibly long lasting pencil. The material contains over 50% lava and is mixed with resin to create a fantastically dense, slightly hygroscopic, heat resistant structure that is then polished to provide a beautiful finish that requires no overlay. The bronze accents take their inspiration from the Bronze Age, and their simplistic design sets off the deep basaltic lava perfectly. We love how secure and balanced the Homo Sapiens pencil feels to hold, and it is an entirely erasable and practical choice. It really lives up to its purpose as a reliable and durable companion.