The main body is made of turned wood. The five essences, mainly from deciduous woods, were selected based on their firmness and resistance to deformation.
The ring is made using casting technique, and then refined by hand. The different finishes are meant to protect the metal from natural oxidation and define the aesthetic character of every Sostanza.
The mine in graphite has a diameter of 2 mm, making it a readily available article easy to find. It can be sharpened by using the apposite sharpener or rubbing it on sandpaper.
Sostanza derives from a project of extreme synthesis. All the mechanisms that form a lead holder have been eliminated, in order to simplify the assembling process and improve its sustainability.
Sostanza is designed and produced in Italy. Participating in the production process are centers specialized in wood working (Vicenza) and the fusion of precious metals (Valenza).
Sostanza is a handmade product. This makes it unique for the variations in the colors of the wood and the finishes done by hand, piece by piece, where a small imperfection becomes added value.
It’s not a normal pencil, nor a normal lead holder, it’s Sostanza. Each one has its character, but the real value stands in the hand that holds it.