Alina Roller Ball Pen, des. George Sowden for ACME


By: Acme

The Alina pen, designed by architect, designer, and member of The Memphis Group, George Sowden, was first added to ACME's Collezione Materiali in 2003.

This gorgeous roller ball pen features a smooth, rounded shape with yellow, blue, orange and white stripes horizontally across the barrel. The cap is equipped with a magnetic catch for a secure closed pen. The front section is a sleek matte silver, and houses the 5888 black roller ball refill. 

This pen was retired in 2009, and as such is a collectors' piece.

The Alina comes in a yellow vinyl pouch with a black roller ball refill.

About George Sowden: 

GEORGE SOWDEN was born in Leeds, England in 1942. He received his education at Gloucester College of Art in the School of Architecture from 1960 to 1968, and then moved to Milan shortly thereafter. His first design job, with renowned Italian manufacturer Olivetti, lasted twenty five years. Sowden is perhaps best known as one of the founding members of Memphis, a maverick group of designers, artists and architects whose work defined the post-modern design movement of the 1980s. Sowden established Sowden Design in 1981. Besides artistic pursuits, Sowden’s interests include a love of history and walking.