WIL­LIAM PENN

India Today - - SIMPLY CHENNAI -

At a time when most peo­ple would rather shoot off an email than pen down a let­ter, this store that just sells ‘ lux­ury writ­ing in­stru­ments’ makes for a charm­ing, nos­tal­gic visit. From clas­sic quill pens to in­stru­ments that can write in space, this store is a unique setup. The store’s star prod­uct is ‘ Shri Ganesh’ – a foun­tain pen by Sailor, with a 21 karat gold nib. This lim­ited edition pen has been del­i­cately crafted with pre­cious metal pow­ders of gold, abalone and sil­ver and the Gane­sha has been hand- drawn by the Ja­panese maki- e artist Kosen Oshita. Then there are the Fisher space pens that are sold here that make for a great col­lectible and are a guar­an­teed con­ver­sa­tion starter. With an anti- grav­ity tech­nol­ogy that en­ables them to write in space, these pens were first de­vel­oped by Paul Fisher in 1965 for NASA. For lovers of art, the Ru­bi­nato se­ries of­fers ex­quis­ite cal­lig­ra­phy sets and clas­sic quill pens. Also avail­able here are 23 dif­fer­ent shades of rich, smooth foun­tain pen inks by Pri­vate Re­serve.

WHERE S- 23, Up­per Ground Floor, Ex­press Av­enue Mall, Whites Road, Roy­apet­tah

COST Rs 595 for a ball point pen by Q to Rs 2.25 lakh for the Shri Ganesh pen

TEL 28464019; wil­liampenn. net

HK RA­JASHEKHAR/ www. in­di­a­to­day­im­ages. com

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