Montegrappa, the first Italian Manufactures of writing instruments, open in Bassano del Grappa in 1912.
Nearly a century of superb craftsmanship has passed
for this Italian brand known around the world for its Italian creativity and
style. In the same historical building since 1912, Montegrappa has been a part
of the lives of great men, and it has also witnessed moments of intense
creativity and innovative breakthroughs. Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos,
both Red Cross volunteer ambulance drivers during World War I, crossed the
threshold of the original factory entrance on Via Cà Erizzo that was recently
restored. That same entrance was among the first in Italy to see the arrival of
celluloid, a precious material obtained from cotton that was already a
protagonist of Montegrappa collections in the thirties.
Starting in the late
thirties, the modern fountain pen became more than just a writing instrument and
was transformed into an accessory that made a fashion statement. Thanks to the
wide variety of colours, tasteful design, and special jeweler’s techniques (for
which the Vicenza area is famous), Montegrappa became a recognized symbol of
Although shapes and materials may change, all Montegrappa pens
possess distinctive features: the octagonal shape, the rotating sphere on the
end of the clip, and precious materials such as gold, silver, gems, and
celluloid are the unique elements that have made history.
The entire Montegrappa
range is divided into two large families: the Regular Range, composed of
glamorous, beautifully designed accessories that make the daily task of writing
much more enjoyable, and the Limited Editions, an extraordinary blend of
craftsmanship and beautiful design inspired by the passions and myriad
expressions of human creativity and coveted by collectors and connoisseurs.
Much admired and appreciated for its outstanding quality and traditional
craftsmanship, Montegrappa has become a world ambassador of Italian style and
elegance and is distributed in nearly 60 countries.