Visconti Fountain Pen
Visconti Rembrandt Red Fountain Pen Medium Nib (48290M)
Visconti fountain Pens of Firenze, Italy have been in operation only since 1988, but they have already built up a formidable reputation for innovative and most beautiful pens.
The founder of Visconti, Dante del Vecchio, is a passionate pen enthusiast and operates Visconti from a 15th century Tuscan villa, where he marries traditional and modern manufacturing techniques in pursuit of perfection. I wonder how many other companies do this….
The Homo Sapiens range pen propelled Visconti to the forefront of European pen manufacture with the innovative barrel materials and the stunning Dreamtouch palladium nib.
The Visconti range also features the excellent Travelling Inkwell and an unusually wide range of pen refill sizes and colours which are good the the writer with much imagination.
Visconti is an Italian company manufacturer of fine fountain pens, ballpoint pens, rollerball pens in their pen range, as you would know such companies also branch out into other products.
This company was founded in 1988 in Florence by Dante Del Vecchio and Luigi Poli, they were collectors of fountain pens for many years.
Their products represented the rediscovery and relaunch of celluloid as material for fountain pens. In 2009, Visconti reached a deal with Coles of London (actually based in Florida), whereby Coles became the official distributor of the Visconti products in the United States.
Together, they have recently launched a range of new products, including the Divina Royale range; Rembrandt Collection; and the limited-edition Templari.
Visconti is a relatively new name in the world of fine quality pens, but they are also dedicated to the timeless traditions of both creating art and in the pursuit of excellence as most all of the other companies do.
This way Visconti is able to make luxury pens of outstanding beauty and performance.
Visconti’s pen collections are inspired by literature, archaeology, philosophy, history, to say the least.
Many of these collections seek to celebrate the highest points in human culture and civilization.
Some recent Visconti pen collections have been designed to honour the famous artists and composers, and iconic locations such as the Forbidden City and Venice, great writers and their works of literature, explorers of the original European voyages of discovery through the ages.
Such traditional arts such as Japanese maki-e. Both in regular edition and also a limited edition pens.
As well as the ultra-luxurious HRH Limited Edition pens, , using precious materials and the highest levels of design.
Which are works of art in their own right. I am very impress to where they stem their ideas from the past.
Materials and Construction
Visconti relies on both traditional knowledge and modern science to develop its pens, seeking new forms of pen technology while also refining the old.
The company’s interest in developing new technology is exemplified by the fact that it owns several patents on types of ink feeds and customizations today, an achievement that few other pen companies have shared.
Visconti’s innovations include a double reservoir filling system, which uses two separate chambers for ink inside the pen, rather than just one.
This system solves the problem of that ink leakage problem due to pressure changes in the surrounding air, which has always plagued fountain pens in the past and even today.
The double reservoir seals most of the ink away from the nib, while enabling quick refill of the “active” reservoir whenever more ink is needed.
O and have you heard of their ”Traveling Inkpot” it’s another Visconti innovation, yes…. enabling fountain pen users to carry extra ink without needing to pack glass ink bottles while being able refill fountain pens cleanly while on the go wherever you may be.
The company also makes use of a wide range of materials to create their pens.
Such as acrylic and resin for pen designs, as well as exotic materials such as titanium carbon fiber, and antique ivory. I hope they have stopped that…..
Visconti has also revived the use of materials more commonly seen in vintage pens, such as celluloid, a material made from alcohol, cotton, ebonite and camphor, which is a hardened rubber that was the very first material used to make fountain pens.
Gold and silver are used to detail many Visconti pens.. I would say that very impressive wouldn’t you?