My Guardian Angel launch in Dubai.
Music, art, design & craftsmanship, good food and conversation are the cherished staples of Italian culture and lifestyle. Montegrappa brought it all together, in one magical evening, on September 30th, 2014, for the celebration of its new cult collection of writing instruments and accessories, ‘My Guardian Angel’, and to the delight of its distinguished guests.
Montegrappa writing competitions help aspiring authors to get published.
Montegrappa has long been a supporter of writing culture and a source of inspiration to aspiring writers as well as famous authors. During the first world war, Ernest Hemingway was serving as a war correspondent stationed in Bassano del Grappa, and volunteered as an ambulance driver, bringing wounded soldiers down from the front line on the Monte Grappa mountain, to the hospital in the building next door to the Elmo & Montegrappa pen factory in Bassano del Grappa. It was from there that he wrote his war memoirs and journalistic correspondence and Montegrappa consider him as their first ‘celebrity’ writer.
The scent of Italy
Bassano del Grappa… for more than a century, the picturesque and romantic home of Montegrappa, Italy’s oldest manufacturer of fine writing instruments. Two people in the same hotel in Bassano, stranger, perhaps, or lovers to be? The ancient buildings, stone walls, cobbled streets attract them, inspire them to roam about.
Fine Italian leather
Among Italy’s artisan specialties, ranking alongside fashion, cuisine, pens, automobiles, footwear and other talents, are the world’s finest leather goods.
With Lech Wałęsa in Warsaw.
Montegrappa was proud to hold a press conference on 18th November in Warsaw attended by the person it was celebrating: Poland’s President, Lech Wałęsa. On this occasion, President Wałęsa was presented with Montegrappa Excellentia Lech Wałęsa fountain pen No. 1 in sterling silver.
Phenomenally successful, Montegrappa’s Batman pen collection has inspired a range of writing instruments sure to delight any comic book fan with a love for objects related to favourite characters.
"The Four Seasons" hand painted pens
World renowned, Australian born and based artist Timothy John, has stepped back from the easel where he creates canvases for exhibition and has refined his focus to create the first in a series of unique hand painted pieces for Montegrappa of Italy.
Marrying tradition with modernity, Fortuna timepieces achieve the seemingly impossible task of uniting a sport watch with a dress watch. Thanks to inimitable Italian design and Swiss engineering, every Fortuna wristwatch exhibits the qualities that are embodied in the classicism of the definitive dress watch: clarity, legibility, an absence of clutter.
Italians say “Piacere” upon first being introduced to a new face, a new friend. Piacere is a perfect introduction to the joys of fine writing instruments, a family of pens manufactured from brass and finished with coloured lacquers, accented by palladium components. The slim Piacere has been created to suit men and women who prefer a smaller pen, making it the ideal choice for diaries, especially mini versions.
Lech Wałęsa is the celebrated leader of the “Solidarity” (Solidarność) movement, who guided it to a non-violent victory over the Communist regime in Poland in the late-1980s. His life has been inextricably linked with the history of Solidarity and Poland’s path to freedom.
A pen Drawing
Montegrappa is pleased to have shared time in Italy with Mr. Kim Jung-Sik, CEO of Design OX, Montegrappa's distributor for Korea. Mr. Kim spent two days in Venice, following his first visit to Montegrappa in May 2011. His visit to Montegrappa was an occasion to enhance his expert techniques in fine-tuning pen nibs.
Blessed not only with technical skills and pure talent, but also with a unique visual sense, Dalí produced a number of significant works so original and startling that they have entered the global consciousness.
Write your healing
"Sharing" what burdens you is not just a creative act, but one of liberation, because writing is healthy and puts us in touch with ourselves.
Milosz Pierwola, Montegrappa Adventurer
Montegrappa is proud to accompany world explorer Milosz Pierwolain reaching the most extreme environments, a pursuit that has placed him alongside the world’s elite adventurers. After a career in law, Milosz has embarked on a journey that takes him to some of the world’s harshest environs, and to train under world-record holders and champions. One item that has served him faithfully on all of his adventures is his Montegrappa Extra 1930 fountain pen from the Celluloid Collection.
Montegrappa's Flagship Store
A new milestone in Montegrappa’s history. On Thursday, July 10th 2014, Montegrappa, the oldest and most celebrated Italian manufacturer of fine writing instruments, reached a new milestone in its illustrious history. By opening its first flagship store in Bassano del Grappa, the company has emphasised its commitment to the town that has been its home for over 100 years – since its very inception.
Montegrappa partnering with two of India’s leading literary festivals.
Montegrappa reaches out to the stalwarts of literature, partnering with two of India’s leading literary festivals. Montegrappa has long supported the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai, where it sponsors the first fiction writing competition - a gateway for unpublished, aspiring authors into the world of literature.
Montegrappa Opens First Flagship Store in Italy
A look to the future, a celebration of the past. Montegrappa, the oldest and most celebrated Italian manufacturer of fine writing instruments has opened its first flagship store in Bassano del Grappa Thursday, July 10th. After strengthening the iconic Italian brand’s international presence in prestigious world cities such as Moscow, Doha, Dubai, and Riyadh, Montegrappa has introduced this beautiful new location not far from its iconic global headquarters. Designed to serve as a stunning reference point for the brand, Montegrappa plans to use the new shop as a template for opening future boutiques in luxury destinations across the globe.
Montegrappa's Grand Opening in numbers!
Montegrappa & Quincy Jones: "Snooping Around" Backstage! For some, the success of an event is measured in numbers. And in Bassano del Grappa, the numbers certainly speak for themselves! The arrival of Quincy Jones, guest of honour at the grand opening of Montegrappa’s flagship store, drew a massive crowd in the piazza.
Montegrappa in Robb Report’s Best of the Best!
Robb Report, the USA’s oldest and most respected publication devoted to excellence, has featured Montegrappa’s Rigoletto pen in the 2014 “Best of the Best”. This annual edition of the prestigious publication applauds the finest of automobiles, watches, attire, and other desirable items, selected by a team of seasoned experts. The inclusion in this prestigious list follows Montegrappa’s recent acceptance of the Couture Award Design with the amazing “My Guardian Angel” limited edition.
Montegrappa’s hugely successful Fortuna range of resin fountain pens, rollerballs and ballpoints lends itself to personal expression in a way that has inspired our designers to take writing instruments to places where they have never gone before. Following the application of the Skull motif is the Ca$h Pen, a wry look at ‘Bling-Bling’ culture.
Usa Memory Championship
Known as the “Olympiad for Thinking Games”, the US Memory Championship is held every March at Con-Edison headquarters in lower Manhattan. Organised as a sporting contest for Mental Athletes, it consists of a series of memory-challenging, tournament-style competitions aimed at determining the man or woman with the most powerful memory in the United States.
Among the most successful pen families Montegrappa has issued, Fortuna has struck a chord with a young, urban clientele that appreciates its combination of modernity and classicism. The family of pens was named after, the Goddess of Fortune, the personification of luck according to the ancient Romans.
Montegrappa Joins Forbes Middle East in Honoring Top Indian Leaders in the UAE.
UAE is the global capital of the world, with close to 200 nationalities contributing to the country’s continuous growth and Indians constitute over 30% of the total population.