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Imagine a precious moment dedicated to the basic pleasure of taking a bespoke, limited edition pen to paper…

Favored by the elite as well as major entrepreneurs from across the globe, New Delhi is now the preferred city for many of the world’s wealthiest individuals.

Combine this with the World’s finest Luxury Festival and this is the place to be – It’s Where It’s At! Delhi is arguably the most important international market for High Net worth individuals . Favored by the elite worldwide.

A little reflection and memories of deliciousness add to the enjoyment while your thoughts swirl and imagination flies. The paper crisp and texture flawless, the cold pen warms with your touch, the gentle scratching sound that rises from each written word, soothing and melodic ….

The Story of Montegrappa

Montegrappa Icons Collection, Honors The Great Poet Khalil Gibran

“The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.” Khalil Gibran 1883-1931.

Italian writing instrument company Montegrappa is honoring creative geniuses through its exclusive range of pens – the ‘Genio Creativo’ series. After creating bespoke writing instruments for the great, Antonio Stradivari ~ an Italian luthier and a crafter of stringed instruments such as violins, cellos, guitars, violas and harps. Stradivari is still the most significant and greatest artisan in this field.

The remarkable Italian- Jewish painter and sculptor ~ Amedeo Modigliani and Salvador Dalí ~ The prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Spain.

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. Amongst the highest selling poets of all time, alongside Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.

Gibran

Universally loved, Gibran Khalil (6 January 1883 – 10 April 1931) has been a source of spiritual nourishment for nearly a century. In the Arab world, he is regarded as a literary and social rebel standing against ineffective society traditions. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissan¬ce in modern Arabic literature. In Lebanon, Gibran is celebrated as a literary hero. In the English-speaking world, Gibran enjoys widespread popularity for his 1923 book, The Prophet, a work that was ahead of its time.

The Genio Creativo Kahlil Gibran pens

Both an homage to the legacy of legendary writer Kahlil Gibran, as well as a commemoration of the animated feature “The Prophet” based on his story and produced by actress Salma Hayek, the Montegrappa Kahlil Gibran Limited Edition is being made available in 1883 numbered pieces each in fountain pen, rollerball, and ballpoint versions. 1883 was the year of Gibran’s birth, and Montegrappa has commissioned Lebanese artist Katja Traboulsy to contribute to the design of these memorable writing instruments.

Montegrappa has collaborated closely with the Gibran National Committee. The GNC was established in Bsharreh, to protect and continue his legacy after his death, and Montegrappa is supporting the Gibran legacy through this project with a donation to the GNC for each pen sold.

The pens are made of resin in a color 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.

Montegrappa Limited Edition Gavio Khalil Gibran Fountain Pen Features:

  • Tribute to the great Lebanese poet and his masterpiece, The Prophet
  • Clip in the form of a hand with a solitary Sapphire ‘eye’ on the open palm
  • Writer’s signature is inscribed on the cap band
  • Limited to 1,883 pieces of each mode
  • Two-tone 18K gold nib bears Gibran’s self-portrait
  • Bottle fill only

A Brief Look at the History of Montegrappa

Montegrappa began as a “Manifattura pennini d’oro e penne stilografiche” (“Manufacturer of gold nibs and fountain pens”) their company located in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. Originally the company was known as ELMO, made up of a pool of local talents, a workforce focused on the production of finely crafted objects, with style, with panache and with a drive to achieve excellence.

As the company blossomed, it enjoyed a golden era now appreciated for the elegance of the manufacture of fine goods. The products of the house met the taste of the public of the time with graceful designs, enhanced and personalised through the variety of their colours and materials. Montegrappa became synonomous with power and position. Boris Yeltsin gave his Dragon pen to Vladimir Putin on 2nd January 2000, and with this pen he symbolically handed over his power to him.

As the company continued on its path, Montegrappa was acquired in 2001 by the Richemont Group, one of the great world leaders in the field of luxury goods. The brand operated initially under the aegis of Cartier, eventually being controlled by Montblanc. In a powerful move, the Aquila family reacquired Montegrappa in 2009. Building on its theme of powerful, iconic individuals France’s President, Nicolas Sarkozy, joins the gathering of incredible personalities who have been proud owners of Montegrappa pens, including Vladimir Putin, Silvio Berlusconi, His Holiness John Paul II, His Majesty King Juan Carlos of Spain, His Majesty King Hussein of Jordan, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand, His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei, Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas, Quincy Jones, Jean Alesi, Michael Schumacher, Jean Todt, Stirling Moss, Zinedine Zidane, Edgar Davids, Naomi Campbell, Paulo Coelho and countless others.

Rinku Madan

Rinku Madan, an acclaimed Gourmand in India, recently completed her studies in Global Journalism at the Harvard University, Massachusetts (Grade A Honors) with the objective to pursue her writing skills in the area of Global Luxury. She had earlier studied at the French Culinary Institute in New York (an affiliate of Culinary Institute of America) to certify in the arena of Food Writing.