The Frana pen holder was designed by Christophe Guberan for Alessi. It is an exceptional pen box since it presents its content or hides it according to the situation.
It was the aim of the designer to offer the possibility of presenting a clean working surface and to ensure an easy access to needed tools and pens at the same time, without the need of opening toolboxes. Instead, the Frana pen holder is simply tilted to the other side along its longitudinal axis, and the hidden writing tools will appear visibly.
Frama is made out of polished stainless steel, partly coated with black, thermoplastic material. The function of the swinging pen holder by Alessi is ensured by a counterweight in the base, which stabilizes the position of the swinging object.