Founded in 1912 in the Italian town of Bassano del Grappa, Montegrappa began as a manufacturer of gold nibs and fountain pens using a pool of local talent. “Italian-ness” is at the heart of its tradition, producing timeless writing instruments with touches of flair that includes the iconic clip with small rotating sphere, 1912 logo embedded in the cap and playful use of resin. Typical is the Ducalo Murano which features swirling colours reflecting the islands glassblowing heritage. All Montegrappa pens are made in Italy and come with a 2 year warranty.
Designed to suit smaller hands, the Montegrappa Felicita has a sleek, slender feel. Elegantly proportioned, the curvaceous profile mimics the Fortuna’s iconic shape in a more diminutive sizing. Finished with the iconic ‘1912’ logo on the end cap and clip with rotating sphere.
Highlighting Montegrappa’s roots, the Elmo takes its name from their original production manager, Henrich Helm. Leading the way in pen innovation, Helm wanted pens to be portable, reliable and efficient, all properties found in the Elmo. With a design influenced by the Bauhaus styling popular in the 1920’s when Helm was employed, the chunky, cigar shaped profile and sweeping curves are simplistic in nature, putting function over form.
Named after the Ancient Roman Goddess of fortune, the personification of luck and strength of character, the Montegrappa Fortuna has a bold and distinctive profile. Chunky and curvaceous, the Fortuna sits proudly in the hand. Finished with the iconic ‘1912’ logo on the end cap and clip with rotating sphere. Available in classic resin finishes as well as the Mosaico with its marbled multi colour effect.
A homage to writing, the Montegrappa Parola takes its name from the Italian for word and seeks to create beauty from the pens sleek, straightforward design. In amongst the simplicity are still the touches of detailed craftsmanship for which Montegrappa are renowned; a conical end cap with scalloped edging, the engraved logo detailing and the slender clip with unique rotating sphere.
The chunky profile and characteristic hexagonal shape of the NeroUno create a distinctive writing instrument which sits comfortably in the hand. Subtle design touches highlight Montegrappa’s attention to detail; a conical end cap with scalloped edging, the engraved logo detailing and the slender clip with unique rotating sphere. Available in a standard profile or the broader “Grande”, in a smooth black resin or the textured Linea.
Imposing like the mountain it was named after, the Monte Grappa fountain pen has a commanding feel. The broad, voluptuous profile is finished in glossy black resin with polished chrome trim creating a distinguished writing instrument. Utilising a piston fill mechanism and smooth stainless steel nib, the Monte Grappa is a design classic with plenty of business appeal.
With inspirations routed in the Grappa distilleries of Bassano del Grappa and the Moscow Mule variation conceived in the local area, the Montegrappa Mule gives a playful nod to their distinct heritage. The chunky and curvaceous profile matches the design of the Montegrappa Fortuna and has a pleasing weight in the hand.
Clean, simple lines match with Italian style to provide a pen which any writer will covet. Montegrappa has finessed the finer elements of the sleek Zero creating a striking feature of the pared back design. The detailed touches highlight the superior craftsmanship for which Montegrappa are renowned; polished black resin matched with delicately brushed gold plated trim, logo engraved clip with unique rotating sphere and Montegrappa emblem set under sapphire glass in the end cap.
Montegrappa release beautiful limited edition pens inspired by human achievement, including great authors, sports teams and exploration. A recent special edition honoured Earnest Hemingway with a luxuriant pen in glowing amber. To ensure these pens are extra special, they are packaged in uniquely designed gift boxes with additional accessories (ink bottles, notebooks etc).
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