Parafernalia is an Italian design brand founded in 1968. The company philosophy is to create unique objects that stand out from the crowd. Parafernalia designs combine creativity, style, modern aesthetics and Italian functionality. Originality, innovation, and "MADE IN ITALY" are trademarks of the brand.
Parafernalia was born in Brera, Milan, as a store specialising in the sale of objects and the importation of gadgets from London. It soon became a meeting place for designers, with whom Parafernalia started collaborations for the production of its own objects. The first projects were furnishing accessories such as lamps, ornaments and gadgets. The production of writing instruments began in the 1970s, when the magazine Domus asked Parafernalia to design and make a pen for its special edition magazine. The designer was Sergio Carpani, and the pen was the AL 13.
All of the components in Parafernalia pens are produced and assembled in Italy, with the exception of the refills, which are from Schmidt (Germany).