A tribute to Countess Ottilie, a sole heir to a great company, Faber-Castell. Her private suite The Lemon Room in the castle where she lived are graced with panels of costly Indian satinwood, also known as lemonwood on account of its fragrance.
The Pen of The Year 2008 was inspired by the geometric lines and angles which complement each other so beautifully. Used mainly for elegant clothes and fine parquet floors, it also graces the inlay work of choice pieces of furniture, among them Countess Ottilie™s writing desk.
No fewer than 84 rectangles have to be individually hand-made for the filigree herringbone pattern of the satin wood fountain pen. No two segments are identical; each can be fitted at just a single position on the barrel and matched to its neighbours to produce precisely even joints. It is then polished and varnished. The world™s smallest parquet, on the surface of a pen, is a work of perfection. All metal parts are adored with cool platinum-plated metal parts to create fine details and brilliant impression. The turban is crowned with a chessboard-faceted citrine gemstone.