Friday, November 14, 2014

Heirloom Writing Instruments

Cross 2014 Year of the Horse Fountain Pen

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The name VISCONTI has been for the past twenty years a synonym for writing instruments of extraordinary beauty, historically and technologically studied. The fountain pens, rollers and ballpoint pens by Visconti make up a wide range of high quality instruments with a strong identification.

It really seems that Renaissance in Florence is still at its liveliest. Located in a 15th century villa, Visconti keeps being stirred by intellectual flurry, the study of ancient models and of modern techniques in a constant dialogue and exchange of innovative ideas.


This Florentine company established in 1988 is headed by Dante Del Vecchio, deus ex machina of the creative dynamism pervading Visconti creations. Led by his passion for vintage pens, he has been constantly in a quest for new expressions in the art of writing.
Visconti love for history and zeal for innovation, the craftsmen’s skills rediscovering, and the development of increasingly more sophisticated systems are combined with the research of unforgettable shades of colour, design and naturalness to create Visconti pens and make them instantly recognizable. From this blend new writing instruments have been developed to offer a meaningful contribution in content, innovation and design.

Every pen witnesses art, archaeology, philosophy, mathematics, literature, history or current events, and much more than that. Visconti regularly pays tribute to anything which has left a mark in man’s civilisation. Some of the inspiring themes include the Forbidden City, the ancient knights, the Alchemical Opus, but also Manhattan and Giacomo Casanova.

Every model is developed with the most advanced know-how, using the most precious materials available and both traditional methods and the most sophisticated and unprecedented techniques.

The use of celluloid, i.e. “gold for the pen specialists”, is a distinguishing feature of Visconti collections. Also, numerous systems for feeding and customising pens were patented by Visconti.

Every creation features sophisticated and attractive design, including a number of decorations and original details. The taste for beauty can find one of its highest expressions in these pens.

Indeed the real jewels in Visconti’s crown are the limited edition fountain pens. Offered as a deluxe jewellers’ collection, they embody some of the most significant themes of the past and current history and praise brilliant inventions. In addition to these come the regular editions, in mini and midi versions.

Because Visconti pens bear stylish character and undying charisma, they were selected for such history-making events as signing the NATO-Russia Summit on May 28, 2002, which marked the end of the cold war, and as a present for the twenty-five signatories of the European Constitution in 2005, G8 held in July 2009 at L’Aquila and most recently the Centenary of the Monaco Oceanographic Museum.

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