An Expressive Collaboration

    Omas and Maserati, both founded in Bologna, Italy, set out to create a sleek expression of their respective craftsmanship. The result is the Omas for Maserati fountain pen, which is a masterful interpretation of the Italian brand’s iconic GranTurismo automobile. Created in sterling silver, the satin-finished cap is crowned with a rendering of the car’s famous front grill, and side vents are engraved on either side of the aerodynamic clip. The barrel is decorated with a linear design emphasizing the conical form of the pen, perfectly contrasting the hexagonal shape of the highly polished filling knob. The limited-edition series of 1,200 fountain pens, each with an 18-karat gold nib, and 714 roller-ball pens, are priced respectively at $2,950 and $2,750. (www.omas.com)

    ?Nancy Olson

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