Italian writing instrument company Montegrappa is honoring creative geniuses through its exclusive range of pens – the ‘Genio Creativo’ series.After creating tremendous pens for greatest of all luthiers, Antonio Stradivari, the remarkable painter and sculptor, Amedeo Modigliani and Salvador Dalí, a visionary who personified surrealism; the company is now appreciating the work of a dignified honor.
Montegrappa’s latest collection is dedicated to Kahlil Gibran, who was a genius in his own sense. Among the highest selling poets of all time, alongside Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu, Gibran has been a source of spiritual nourishment for nearly a century. The pens are made of resin in a colour reminiscent of the blue, black and grey prominent in Gibran’s paintings. This rich, dark hue is accented with palladium plated trim, while the fountain pen nib is two-tone 18K solid gold and bears the famous face believed by many to be Gibran’s ultimate self-portrait.
All pens feature a pocket clip in the form of a hand with a solitary Sapphire set as the eye on the open palm, named the Divine World by Gibran himself. The face adorning the nib and the palm molded into the clip are the most recognized visual references of Gibran’s art. The base of the cap is inscribed with the writer’s signature, and the top of the cap bears the emblem of a ‘K’ overlaid on a ‘G’, a symbol found in the corner of many of Gibran’s paintings, his own personal logo.
The limited edition pens are available at Montegrappa Boutiques at Palladium (Mumbai), DLF Emporio (New Delhi) and other leading luxury multi brand retail boutiques nationally; starting from Rs. 78,995.