Montegrappa Elmo Ambiente Charcoal Ballpoint Pen
CALLIGRAPHY WITH A CONSCIENCE
The Montegrappa Elmo Ambiente Charcoal Ballpoint Pen is made from recycled materials to reinvent one of their most iconic models. Montegrappa’s Elmo Ambiente remakes a model designed in the 1920s by applying 2020s thinking.
Montegrappa has never made a disposable pen, on the contrary, its products are made to last for generations. But its latest release considers the lifecycle of raw materials beyond the product. The Elmo Ambiente has been carved from recycled resin, and represents the company’s first foray into artisanal plastics. Production of the new model commences as the company’s workforce recovers from the anguish of recent months.
To create the Elmo Ambiente, Montegrappa has collaborated with Smile Plastics, a studio specialising in innovative architectural surfaces – whose client list includes many of the leading names in conscious design and fashion.
Two colour ways are being made using a resin made from recycled packaging. “Ocean” celebrates marine beauty, while “Charcoal” is a wistful alternative to the anonymity of black-body writing instruments. Each features a translucency that offers a view onto the pen’s internal mechanisms and a reflection on its origins.
Since 1912, Montegrappa has been manufacturing high quality writing instruments in the same historic building in Bassano del Grappa, North East of Italy. Being the first Italian manufacturer of superior writing instruments, Montegrappa pens was dedicated to more than a century of peerless craftsmanship that defines an Italian brand, known around the world for its creativity and style.
Montegrappa has produced the pen of choice for authors including John Dos Passos, Paulo Coelho and Ernest Hemingway. Its pens are used by Popes, Presidents and Royalty. Illustrious users and collectors are known as Montegrappisti who include sylvester Stallone, Rudolf Schenker of Scorpions, Eva Longoria, Muhammad Ali, zinedine zidane and many others.
The skills and vision which have produced the finest pens have been applied to other accoutrements that enhance one’s life which range from Montegrappa Cult Collections, Icons Collection, leather accessories and time pieces that delight the user.
Appealing to the senses, Montegrappa has also introduced new collections to speak on elements of human nature that drive one to greater heights: Emozione, Passione and Desiderio are pens that reach into one’s soul.