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Goodbye but not Farewell ...

As a result of the Brexit, Pro-Idee is temporarily closing its UK online shop (www.proidee.co.uk) until further notice. We apologise for the inconvenience. Everything you might want to know about the situation is to be found in the FAQs below. It will surely help you navigate through this change and answer the most frequent questions you might ask yourself regarding ordering, shipping, delivering and many other areas which are impacted by the closing of our online shop. As we remain committed to curating a unique selection of high quality products, we invite you to continue shopping in our German, French, Dutch, Austrian or Swiss online shop if you wish to have your order delivered to an address outside the UK. We thank you for the continuous support throughout the years and we hope to be able to reopen our UK online shop in the near future.

Pro-Idee brings your orders in from the Continent. Due to the new import regulations in connection with Brexit, we are currently unable to make deliveries. We very much hope to be able to supply the UK market again shortly. Please visit our website from time to time for news.

Unfortunately we do not accept any more orders for deliveries to the UK at the moment. Any possible backorder has been cancelled. Should you have made any payments, these have been refunded. For orders with delivery addresses outside the UK, please visit any of our other Pro-Idee websites: www.proidee.de, www.proidee.fr, www.proidee.nl, www.proidee.at or www.proidee.ch. We will be happy to accept and carry out your orders!

Our service team is here for you and will be happy to assist you with any queries. Please contact us by mail to info@proidee.co.uk or phone us on 0844 846 50 50 (Monday – Friday: from 09:00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m.).

Your statutory right of withdrawal applies to all orders placed by 02 December 2020. For a hassle free processing of your returns please ship your goods to Pro-Idee,Woodview Road, Paignton, TQ4 7SR by 24 December 2020 at the latest.

Our customer service is in place for you to help – even far into 2021. Please contact us by mail to info@proidee.co.uk or phone us on 0844 846 50 50 (Monday – Friday: from 09:00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m.).

Pencil Holder Pininfarina Codex

A secret hiding place with mystical charm.

From the Pro-Idee Special Shop Concept Store
  • Only the correct letter sequence of the 10 rotary discs opens the cylinder.
  • Highest craftsmanship by Pininfarina. Limited to 500 pieces worldwide. Individually numbered and engraved.
  • Exquisitely handcrafted collector’s item. Exclusive eye-catcher. And a meaningful gift.

A secret hiding place with mystical charm.

Only those who know the code can unlock the chamber.

Take a look at this unusually cylindrical sculpture made of strangely marked, matt silver-coloured aluminium elements and fine walnut wood. No one would ever think that the mysterious item is in fact a fascinating pencil holder. Based on the well-known cryptex from the film “The Da Vinci Code”.
Only the correct letter sequence of the 10 rotary discs opens the cylinder.
Set correctly, the notches interlock exactly. This is the only way to open the chamber. And only then does it reveal what is inside.
Highest craftsmanship by Pininfarina. Limited to 500 pieces worldwide. Individually numbered and engraved.
An exquisite rarity that combines a sophisticated technique, mystical charm and the greatest expertise of craftsmanship. Only the highest quality, elegant materials (including wood from the Riva manufactory) are used. The limited number of 500 pieces commemorates the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci (1519).
Exquisitely handcrafted collector’s item. Exclusive eye-catcher. And a meaningful gift.
The pencil holder is 23.5cm (9.3") long and measures 6.3cm (2.5") in diameter. The chamber is 16.5cm (6.5") long and measures 2cm (0.8") in diameter. Weighs 2.12kg (4.7 lbs). The code can be found on the card supplied. Only this code reveals the secret. Made of walnut wood and aluminium. Easy to wipe clean with a soft cloth. Handmade in Italy.

Exquisite contents: The Pininfarina Ethergraf® pencil worth £85
A pencil that never needs to be sharpened, that never goes blunt? Almost. The secret of the “eternal” walnut pencil hidden inside the box is its Ethergraf® metal tip. It oxidises when it comes into contact with paper, but does not leave any marks on clothing or in your pocket. The historical model for this special tip was the silver pencil – a popular drawing instrument used by da Vinci and contemporaries such as van Eyck, Holbein and Dürer.

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