Jacques Herbin Créations d'Artistes Fountian Pen Ink: Kenzo Takada // Shogun
This new range of inks 'créations d’artistes' honours and celebrates people with exceptional talents by developing a new shade of ink that reflects the artist.
Kenzo Takada is recognised worldwide as one of the most famous creators and designers of his generation. His recognisable style combines multicultural inspirations with a distinct Japanese touch. Kenzo Takada had co-founded K三 («K3»), a luxury brand dedicated to the art of living, with Jonathan Bouchet Manheim, the brand’s managing director, in 2019 as artistic director. Kenzo Takada sadly passed away on October 4th 2020, just as the partnership with Jacques Herbin, who was dear to him, had started.
The Shogun ink was developed to honour Kenzo Takada. This twilight-coloured ink, reminiscent of a beautiful night of stars, coated with fine red and gold glitter. The resulting hue is reminiscent of certain armours from the Shogun era, for which Kenzo Takada held a fine appreciation.
Disclaimer; This ink is for pens, never mix this ink with another. Before filling ink pot or fountain pen, rinse thoroughly. Shake the bottle well before filling the writing instrument for best results. If your pen is inactive for a while, we recommend you might want to empty and clean it.
About Jacques Herbin
Established in Paris in 1670 —when King Louis XIV was 32 years old— the Maison HERBIN initially specialised in the sealing wax, fine stationery and ink trade, and imported shellac from India. In 1798 the Maison changed tack and put its faith in the future: whilst continuing to produce wax and engage in the paper and color (pigments) trade, it launched production of its own writing ink on the initiative of JACQUES HERBIN, member of the fourth generation.
The Maison Herbin has now expanded its offer with the exclusive Jacques Herbin Collection, a complete universe of inks, writing instruments, stationary, and small leather goods.