Porsche Design Mikado P'3130 Ballpoint Pen
One of the main characteristics of Porsche Design writing instruments is their mastery of the interplay between materials, technology and function. An outstanding example of that is seen in the ball-point pen in the P'3130 series. In each case, the barrel consists of 17 gleaming stainless steel sterns. The unusual feature is the mechanism. As the point extends or retracts, the stems twist and lie straight, then again form a 'waist' in the middle as the end position is reached, a fascinating process. Design and function in one.
The P3130 accepts a Parker style ballpoint pen refill and is easily changed.
Unusually graceful in appearance, very practical in everyday use, and remarkably long-lasting: products designed by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche deliberately avoid pretentious looks and are instead based on clear lines. The uncompromising high standard of design makes them unmistakable. That applies to the Porsche 911 sports car just as much as the Porsche Design writing instruments.