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MONTEGRAPPA

Montegrappa pens are trophies that signal a joy for writing, style and the finer things in life. Made with Italian craftsmanship and verve, our writing instruments express elegance, excellence and individual style. Refined engineering and virtuoso finishing underscore the exclusivity of charismatic design. For more than a century, Montegrappa fountain pens have consistently balanced tradition and innovation. Since 1912 our constant quest for perfection has been fuelled by Venetian ambition, courage and pride. Exclusive, high quality materials are hand-selected to tantalise collectors, and ensure lasting performance.

Choose your Montegrappa

Montegrappa pens have brought pleasure to a long line of exceptional characters over the years. Beginning with the young Ernest Hemingway — a wartime guest at our Cà Erizzo estate — the hands of illustrious figures from the worlds of literature, politics, industry and entertainment have held a Montegrappa. Our catalogue celebrates individualist spirit. Here, variety is never in short supply. Fountain pens, rollerballs and ballpoints in a wide range of colours and shapes are only the tip of the iceberg. Alongside hallmark writing silhouettes, regular limited product releases use artistic vision, artisanal flair and lavish detailing to appeal to connoisseur and collector sensibilities. Every pen serves a purpose: whether it be a daily writing companion, a tool for creating calligraphy, or a signifier of success. Regardless of use, a fine writing instrument should provide inspiration and empowerment. For this reason, our pens are meticulously constructed at every step — with precious materials, sophisticated mechanisms and obsessive attention to detail. To hold a Montegrappa fountain pen is to hold a piece of lasting Italian style. Beauty, elegance and craftsmanship are qualities that transcend generational and cultural barriers. As objects of exceptional form and function, our fountain pens invoke fascination and admiration, while offering unrivalled writing pleasure.

Montegrappa Configurator: Your design / Your pen.

An online platform offering full customisation is the latest innovation in the long history of Montegrappa pens. Montegrappa Configurator is a tool that gives customers the power to create prestige and luxury pens in their own vision. A vast palette of material, colour and detailing options lets Montegrappa owners create original designs from a selection of our most admired writing silhouettes. Individualists, style aficionados and gift-seekers use the Configurator dashboard to control every element of writing instrument design. With a large number of materials and finishes reserved exclusively for custom design, the scope to create extraordinary designs is unlimited. Different writing modes can be selected according to model, and engraving services are also available for additional pen and presentation case personalisation. Beyond the world of the Configurator, our boutique offers a full selection of Montegrappa open- and limited-edition pens, as well as essential supplies. Montegrappa is a reference name in the world of writing, providing enthusiasts and writing revivalists with exuberant design, confident handle and handmade Italian quality.

More than pens: Montegrappisti style

Values ​​of high craftsmanship, precision finishing and elegant style also extend to a collection of Montegrappa cufflinks. Designed to add punctuation to elegant dressing, they signal a man s attentiveness to detail. Bold designs feature refined fusions of metallic and exotic finishes. Montegrappa fragrances are inspired by the ambience and mood of Bassano del Grappa, the home of Italy s first fountain pen factory. Blended by Italy s finest perfumers, scents for him and her excite the senses with olfactory notes invoking allegria and free spirit.

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Biography

Background

Maestro Alberto Coppini

Alberto Coppini was born in Florence on April 15, 1962. Shaping his artistic skills from an early age, he was only 10 years old when he entered the workshop of master Giachetti Giancarlo, known as «Puccio», where he mastered the art of metalworking, reproducing fish and birds in various forms. On the banks of the Arno, he was handed down a passion for fishing which led him to learn about different countries, waters and fish, and was to affect the style of his works. He attended the Art Institute of Porta Romana in Florence and at a very young age, participated in various competitions organised by the Municipality of Florence, receiving three awards for sculpture.

In 1982, he won the «Jugend Gelstatten, Bayer München» prize. In 1985, he participated in the artistic event «Fire-enze» («Fire in Florence»), Conceived and directed by Mario Mariotti. This experience gave rise to a combination of sculpture and music, a prelude to a series of shows, and the creation of a work in collaboration with various musical groups that give life to the performances: MUSICAIMPRESSA.

In 1988, he represented the Corneliani company at Pitti Uomo in Florence and won the «Pitti Immagine Uomo» prize. In 2004, at Castel di Sangro in the province of L’Aquila, Alberto created the first national monument to fly fishermen and from 2004 to 2009 the International «Fly Fisherman of the Year» Award. In 2006 he participated in the twinning of the International Museum Stanisla Kukhiewiz in Castel di Sangro, and the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester, Vermont, USA.

Maestro Coppini also participated in the twinning of the rivers Sangro and Battenkill, Cambridge, NY. In 2012 and 2013, he created the International «Claudio D’Angelo Awards» Prize in Castel di Sangro, Eagle. On several occasions, he represented the City of Florence and the Italian State abroad.

Alberto Coppini has had solo and group exhibitions in various countries around the world, including the United States, Japan, France, Germany and Switzerland. His work is also in the Gallery of Modern Italian Art in London, the Hokkaido Metals Museum in Sapporo, the Alfa Romeo Museum of Arese in Milan, the Borromeo Park of Cesano Maderno in Milan and the Argin Grosso Church in Florence.

Montegrappa salutes F1 s 70 years with titanium and carbon fibre pen

In their secluded Venice factory, Montegrappa have been designing and engineering many of the world s most extreme pens for more than a century, and like so many of his countrymen, the marque s owner Giuseppe Aquila is a self-confessed speed-freak.

This passion for performance has seen Montegrappa dedicate several of their previous coveted editions to names like Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Ayrton Senna. Now their latest model, which combines heritage design and high-tech, is officially sanctioned by Formula 1.

«We set our designers the challenge of creating a silhouette that embodied both the past and present of Formula 1,» Aquila explained of the project, which led the company to rethink a classic design from its archives, rebuilding it with state-of-the -art materials and a keen eye for precision.

With a housing built entirely from titanium and carbon fibre, the F1 Seventy is the lightest in its class. It s also among the rarest: Montegrappa s decision to build only 100 fountain pens and 100 rollerballs examples promises to make it something of a trophy for pen — and F1 — connoisseurs.

«It s very unusual to find high-end writing instruments built from modern, high-tech materials, but it s a development we have stayed very close to over the last decade,» added Aquila. «Boutique industrial solutions like carbon are important for ensuring our traditional artisanal values ​​and skills remain relevant to the modern world.»

The Montegrappa F1 Seventy is available from fine stationers, department stores and at montegrappa.com.

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