In the year of its centenary, Montegrappa has turned to a geometric shape that recurs throughout its designs. It is the octagon, the eight-sided geometric figure that has characterized numerous Montegrappa writing instruments including the Reminiscence, the Privilege, the Symphony, the Emblema and the NeroUno. In recognition of this primal, elemental form, our new Filigree collection of men's accessories draws inspiration ..
l form, our new Filigree collection of men's accessories draws inspiration and its name from the patterned texture that graces cufflinks, tie clips, key rings and money clips. Filigree describes a pattern of octagons that repeats to form a carpet of fascinating and arresting appearance. It is a design that also recognizes diverse cultures where it can be found in fabrics, architecture, furniture and other forms, from as far afield as India, the Middle East, Russia and South America. Montegrappa has expanded its family to encompass finely-crafted objects to accompany perfectly the core products: writing instruments. With the Filigree Collection, the owner of a Montegrappa pen can accent his choice of writing implement with accessories sharing the same heritage. The Filigree pattern also graces the elegant packaging prepared for every item in the range. In creating a texture that consists of repeated octagons, the Italian eye for contrasting surfaces has produced both brushed and polished segments. It is both contemporary and eternal.
Artist Info: Montegrappa manufactured since 1912 stands in the same historic building on the bank of the River Brenta, in one of the most picturesque areas of the historic town of Bassano del Grappa in the prosperous north-eastern part of Italy. This Italian heritage is an important value for a Brand that is the first Italian pen manufacturer: it is his tradition, his legacy. Since 1912 Montegrappa pens embody the Italian flair. Founded as a "Manufacturer of gold nibs and fountain pens", the Bassano factory found itself in a key position during World War I. Among the many soldiers who used Montegrappa pens (then known as Elmo) to write letters home, there were also two celebrated American writers, Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos, who were both volunteer ambulance drivers at the front. Montegrappa's pens are reserved for those who can't live without the emotions inspired by the feel of a crafted writing instrument between their fingers, responding to their delicate movements. Whether it be the colors reminiscent of the master painters or the ornaments of Baroque palaces, it is all part of Montegrappa's Italian heritage. In the land known for drama and love, where writers especially have come to get a taste of romance, no object is too small or too practical not to strive for beauty. As well as its limited editions, freely inspired by great moments of history and the most ancient passions of mankind, Montegrappa produces a regular range, for who want to indulge in a daily luxury.
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