In the fifteenth-century estate close to the core of Florence Visconti calls home, the artistic work of pen making is fit as a fiddle. What’s more, however times and customs have transformed, it is difficult to disregard the urgent job that Florence played during the Renaissance and the effect this keeps on having on the perspective of this company.
So it was with this pride in Italian history and an individual enthusiasm for antique wellspring pens that originator Dante Del Vecchio established the then-pens-just brand in 1988.
His love of culture and advancement has since prompted a momentous variety of items, which presently incorporates watches and accessories.
Each of the assortments recounts a story – about craftsmanship, antiquarianism, theory, writing or history – through the eyes the originator and, obviously, his picked city.
A respectable material
When it comes to honorable materials, marble is straight up there with the best because of its solid relationship with custom and refined taste just as its regularly vivid examples that are pretty much as fluctuated as nature itself.
Historically utilized as the material for making model, design, and objets d’art, Visconti is currently utilizing marble for its most recent pen assortment, Millionaire.
This appears to be very wonderful to me, since Florence’s Galleria dell’Accademia is loaded up with marble figures and Michelangelo’s 14.2-foot marble sculpture of David – a genuine work of art of Renaissance workmanship and maybe the most unmistakable model ever – directly in Florence, not a long way from the Visconti manufactory.
Crafting a marble pen, notwithstanding, isn’t straightforward, since another property of marble is its delicacy – especially at the sizes expected to make a pen barrel and cap.
But the Visconti craftsmans have obviously sorted out an approach to pound the material to the required thickness while flawlessly building up it.
The marble is first sawn into square “bars,” at that point burrowed out, supported, and turned on a machine. Thickness is determined to protect that the pen’s last weight offers great equilibrium in the hand. All parts supporting the marble are made of gum, which adds almost no weight. The last and vital advance in making the covers and barrels is polishing.
According to Visconti, for marble to be utilized in the production of a pen, it can’t have any breaks, it must be fundamentally stable, and its marbling should be designed in a particularly given manner as to guarantee that the pen is uniform.
So four kinds of marble were picked in view of their appropriateness and appearance: Portoro Black, Valencia Cream, Rain Forest Brown, and Issoire Green from the Alps.
Each, as I would see it, has a natural allure that I believe is actually very delightful, and like other common materials, it warms with one’s touch and copies the temperature of the hand. Additionally, on the grounds that each piece of marble is extraordinary, each pen is, too.
This is a restricted release of only 988 wellspring pens (convertible into rollerball), and each is fit with Visconti’s palladium “Dreamtouch” nib. In another gesture to custom, the pen is cylinder filled.
Metallic parts –, for example, the cap crown, rings, and mark Visconti cut – are palladium-or gold-plated. Coordinating sleeve buttons are likewise available.
For more data, if it’s not too much trouble, visit www.visconti.it.
Quick Facts Visconti Millionaire
Editions: convertible wellspring pen in four shading varieties
Cap and barrel: Portoro Black, Valencia Cream, Rain Forest Brown, and Issoire Green marble
Nib: palladium “Dreamtouch”
Constraint: 988 bits of every variety