243 years ago, Francesco Pineider opened his shop in the middle of Florence, in the Piazza della Signoria, opposite Michelangelo’s David. , Pineider has been producing world-renowned, hand-dyed watermarked paper, leather goods, custom stationery and desk sets.
Now , thanks to the skill and creativity of Pen designer Dante del Vecchio, Pineider introduces a new line of writing instruments .
“La Grande Bellezza” pen takes advantage of over thirty years of experience in a balance of form, proportion and color, creating a pen that is practically perfect, classic, and never excessive. The 2018 collection was inspired from the gemstones and their unusual colors, realistically recreating semiprecious stones that in the past have been imitated using celluloid material. Instead of celluloid, a new resin based material is created with a high percentage of marble dust. The marble dust was added for three reasons: By adding this material, they have made a harder compound to increase the shining of each color with a high gloss polish. The addition increases the specific weight of the material, making it more consistent. Spreading the color range, recreating a marble design from the primers of the resin. The result is incredible: The black color is so deep that any other pen by comparison looks just dark. Lapis Blue or Malachite Green look like the real stones, just like all colors of the entire collection. The 14k nib is wonderful and has the spring of a vintage nib.