The Motion of Music in Design

    Loiminchay’s newest Jazz pen may at first glance seem a departure from the company’s signature Asian art themes. But a closer look reveals a Zen-like blend of design and materials with an unmistakable reference to jazz music. Yin and yang are expressed on the body of the pen through the flowing fusion of 18-karat white gold and 18-karat rose gold on both the cap and barrel, rendered flawlessly by Italian master goldsmiths. And a chromatic spray of precious gemstones, representing the effervescence of musical notes, embellishes the precious metal. The prospective owner of the pen may determine the number, type, and placement of the stones, or this decision may be left to the designer, Patrick Chu. Just 12 Jazz fountain pens, each completely unique, will be produced in a 12-month period, beginning this month. Each piston-fill pen has an 18-karat gold nib. Pricing is dependent upon the number and choice of gemstones. (212.941.7488, www.loiminchay.com)

    —Nancy Olson

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