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Montegrappa Elmo Ballpoint

Montegrappa Elmo Ballpoint

ITEM: AP17498
$230.00 Now $184.00 Save 20%
Elegant simplicity in a compact Ballpoint design recalling the Bauhaus style of the 1920s
The Elmo ballpoint pen exhibits a classic form, ergonomically ideal for the smoothest writing sensation. Subtly engraved with the contemporary logo. Montegrappa’s "Elmo" sees a return to its “a pen for the people" roots and the vision of its original co- founder, Heinrich ‘Elmo’ Helm. Helm was the company’s first technical director – a figure with an industriousness and optimism reminiscent of today’s tech entrepreneurs. His know-how and charisma inspired the fledgling company to name its first products after him, and Elmo pens would go on to be mainstays of Italian offices and schools for decades to come. The Elmo 01 is a compact, all-round pen that recalls the international style popularized by Bauhaus throughout the 1920s. Portability, reliability and efficiency were his mantra. Handmade from resin and stainless steel, it brings robust, all-round performance, honest simplicity and a century of know-how. In 2019, pens are again being sought out as essential items of every day carry and the European designed Elmo returns as a pen conceived to reawaken a love for penmanship, with charms to lure a generation more accustomed to texting.

About Montegrappa
Manufactured since 1912 in the same historic building on the bank of the River Brenta, one of the most picturesque areas of the historic town of Bassano del Grappa in the prosperous north-eastern part of Italy, Montegrappa has the distinction as the first Italian pen manufacturer. Founded as a “Manufacturer of gold nibs and fountain pens,” the Bassano factory found itself in a key position during World War I. Among the many soldiers who used Montegrappa pens (then known as Elmo) to write letters home, there were also two celebrated American writers, Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos, who were both volunteer ambulance drivers at the front. Whether it be the colors reminiscent of the master painters or the ornaments of Baroque palaces, Montegrappa's pens are reserved for those who can't live without the emotions inspired by the feel of a crafted writing instrument between their fingers. Shop all Montegrappa writing instruments.
  • - Polished resin barrel
  • - Stainless steel appointments
  • - Twist mechanism
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  • - Includes a handsome gift box
  • - 5 3/4L x 5/8 diameter; 1.3 ounces