Pens

Montblanc’s Maison Artisan Atelier in Hamburg, Germany, has been hitting it out of the park lately with over-the-top writing instrument designs (with prices sometimes exceeding $1 million) bearing...
For generations, countless schoolchildren have daydreamed of flying into space—imagining their pen or pencil as a spaceship carrying them off into the stars. For MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser...
One of the most influential jazz musicians and composers of all time, Miles Davis was more than just a talented trumpeter; he was an innovator of improvisation, a maestro of soulful melody, and a...
Although the holidays are a time to come together and appreciate the simple things in life, the rest of the year can feel like a whirlwind of back-to-back meetings, connecting flights, and late...
With eye-catching design and precise performance, the “Montblanc for BMW” Centennial Fountain Pen is much like the car it celebrates—the BMW Individual 7 Series the Next 100 Years model made to honor...
From provocative paintings to groovy tunes and cinematic masterpieces, the legacy left by these eight creative masters has not just stood the test of time, but it has inspired the design for these...
Montblanc pays homage to Russian-born painter Wassily Kandinsky, one of the most influential abstract painters of all time, with the new Kandinsky Artisan Edition pens, which are launching this month...
An icon of cinema has been immortalized in the new Montegrappa Sophia Loren ( montegrappa.com ) collection of writing instruments. The pens’ appropriately curvaceous resin barrels bear a floral lace...
For the first time in its 109-year history, Germany’s penultimate pen manufacturer Montblanc has partnered with an artist outside its maison —a collaboration with innovative designer Marc Newson for...
The limited-edition pen pays tribute to Alexander Fleming and to the entire medical community.
The Solid Fountain Pen Gold Edition’s barrel is constructed entirely from 14-karat gold.
The line features writing instruments based on both heroes and villains.
Kostas Metaxas has designed a very special pen for one of the oldest and most prestigious Paris-based writing instrument icons for their "Haute Creation." Being fascinated by the incredible quality...
The German writing-instruments manufacturer Pelikan will offer this year’s auction collection which comprises 17 one-of-a-kind maki-e pens.
Founded in 1999 by retired craftsmen from Japan’s Platinum Pen Company, Nakaya is a boutique pen maker committed to handcrafting and traditional Japanese artistic techniques.
A collaboration on a global scale, the French luxury-goods maker Hermès has teamed up with the Australian industrial designer Marc Newson and the Japanese writing-instrument company Pilot to create...
Last month, Birmingham, England’s Jack Row —the innovative young maker of writing instruments and accessories whose 2012 release Architect took home Best of the Best honors in the pen category that...
Montegrappa’s Miya line of writing instruments, which was previously available in sterling-silver and celluloid versions, recently welcomed a new addition sporting a barrel crafted from carbon fiber.
This year marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of the incomparable English poet and playwright William Shakespeare.
Founded in 2010, the Swiss accessory brand TF Est. 1968—named for the initials and birth year of the company’s founder, Freddy Tschumi—creates products that combine the aesthetics of haute horlogerie...
In 2006, Tibaldi, Italy’s oldest pen maker, forged a partnership with the British automotive marque Bentley that resulted in the Tibaldi for Bentley series of writing instruments.
For the pen collectors on your list this holiday season, you must first determine if they value vintage pens or contemporary, limited-edition releases. According to Ivan Briggs, the writing...
Montblanc is offering Americans an exquisite means of exercising their freedom of expression. The $33,000 Montblanc Statue of Liberty Artisan Edition ( www.montblanc.com ), available only in the...
During World War I, as fighting spread to northern Italy, the 15th-century Villa Cà Erizzo Luca in Bassano del Grappa became a barracks for Red Cross ambulance drivers. Montegrappa, a then-new...
Paulo Coelho has received the pen makers’ version of a Pulitzer: a pen honoring one of his books. Montegrappa’s The Alchemist collection ( www.montegrappa.com ) pays tribute to the author’s novel of...
The Asian decorative art of maki-e is an ancient one, involving intricate designs created from thin layers of gold dust (or other metallic powder) coated in lacquer from an urushi tree. During the...
Jack Row—a 26-year-old goldsmith in Birmingham, England—made his debut in the luxury pen market last year with Architect, a collection of fascinating intricacy and modernity. Employing both centuries...
David Oscarson, the irreverent St. Louis pen maker, is known to produce designs based on themes such as the Mayan apocalypse. But his most successful creation was Pierrot and Pierrette, a 2005...
Although Faber-Castell’s history spans more than 250 years, the German maker of pens and pencils continues to innovate. In recent years, it introduced the notable Graf von Faber-Castell line of high-...
Andrew Jackson demonstrated that he was indeed "a man of the people"—and not another member of the Eastern elite who had been elected president—by opening his 1829 inaugural reception at the White...

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