Codex, a special design object, is a tribute to the genius Leonardo da Vinci, for the 500th anniversary of his death

An original chest for the desktop, produced in a limited edition of 500 numbered pieces, to contain an object and protect it like a precious treasure. Codex is a creation of Pininfarina Segno, inspired by the genius of Leonardo da Vinci and dedicated to those who love history, a narrative made of enigmas, citations, fine craftsmanship and design.

Codex combines the purity of aluminium with the essential appeal of solid walnut to form a cylinder accessed only by lining up the letters in the correct sequence to form a secret code. At the center of the cylinder an empty space contains a Pininfarina Segno fountain pen, or precious information and personal objects.

The idea is the result of a project involving students from the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) of Turin in the design of an original object that reflects the values of innovation, style and crafted quality of Pininfarina Segno.