Earlier this year, Giardino Italiano issued a very special pen to celebrate its 20th anniversary: Garden of Eden. This pen was exclusively designed and produced by Italian penmaker Visconti for Giardino Italiano. Its style, character and significance are unique, and as rare as the scrimshaw technique used to decorate each and every piece of this […]
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Visconti’s entry-level model enriches with a new color, quite different from the previous ones.
Fainter, less bright, and especially not rhodium finished, like almost all the pens of that level. The new green/black is cloudy and shaded, and PVD black trims.
Italian pen maker Montegrappa has signed a partnership with the European football club ‘UEFA Champions League’ to celebrate 60 years of the foundation of their Champions Cup. Among the collectibles that Montegrappa has specifically designed for the club is the ‘Montegrappa UEFA’ series of pen. Now you can find Montegrappa’s exclusive sterling silver pens at Giardino Italiano’s.
Posted in Products on Oct 12th, 2015
To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Consortium founded by Cosimo III – Grand Duke of Tuscany – in 1796, Omas has issued a tribute to one of the most famous Italian wines in the world: Chianti Classico. The pen bearing its name is made of oak and has been issued in a limited series. You can find it at Giardino Italiano.
Posted in Products on May 28th, 2015
There is a village, not far away from Berlin, Germany, hosting a royal palace surrounded by beautiful gardens. Place of culture and fine arts, this fairy-tale palace has been honored by Graf von Faber-Castel with a series of dedicated pens. They have now been awarded “Pen of the Year” 2015: the Sanssouci Potsdam series is now available at Giardino Italiano.
Posted in Products on Nov 26th, 2014
Following the pens dedicated to Pope John Paul II, to his beatification and to the exposition of the Holy Shroud , Italian pen maker Aurora presents a new limited series dedicated to Pope Francis: a collection of 936 fountain pens and roller ball pens inspired by the principles of humility, poverty and universal love professed by the Argentinian ‘pope of the poor’.
The pope Francis collection is now available at Giardino Italiano.
Some pens have been iconized by their shape over time. Ogiva by Omas is one of those: from Vintage to Vision, versions and families has changed along with their colors and compositions, yet the unmistakable frame of this pen remains. To celebrate the ninety years of Ogiva, Omas has issued a new version belonging to the Vintage family: it’s Alba. You can find this beautiful pen in a limited edition at Giardino.it.
Motors enthusiasts be aware: this post might harm your pockets, but make you much happier. Passion for motors and racing cars often translate into a number of gadgets that reflect the very essence of the brand and its cars. When it comes to pens, this embodiment of characters and features is so close, that you will want to have them all. Blow you mind with these incredible pens dedicated to the fastest, breathtaking racing cars in the world and buy your favourite from Giardino.it.
Inspired by children for children. Merry-go-round is Visconti’s homage to the Meyer Children’s Hospital of Florence, an Italian excellence for the treatment of childhood diseases. Visconti’s Merry-go-round pens will support the Meyer’s Hematology Department in cooperation with some popular Italian tv characters as testimonials. Among them are Carlo Conti, Fabrizio Frizzi, Antonella Clerici, Daniela Morozzi and Stefano Baragli, who posed in a series of shots displaying Visconti Merry-go-round pens. You can help the Meyer Children’s Hospital with the purchase of a pen of the Visconti Merry-go-round series, now available at Giardino Italiano’s on-line shop.
Posted in Products on Feb 11th, 2014
Say good-bye to secrecy and deceptiveness of the Water Snake lunar year: on 30th January 2014 the Chinese zodiac has shifted into the Wood Horse sign, and Montegrappa celebrates the proud and cheerful spirit of Horse people by its new creation, Horse 2014. This masterpiece in black resin is available as a fountain pen or a roller pen, both issued in two different versions and limited editions. An ideal gift for those who were born in the years 2014, 2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954, 1942, 1930, 1918 or 1906, Horse 2014 can be found in Giardino Italiano’s on-line store.
A musician, a poet, an actor, an acrobat… the art of storytelling includes different talents, narrative techniques embodied in a pen that recalls a well-known historical character of French courts: the jester. This figure, universally known by his loud colours in clothing and the bizarre shapes of his ornaments, is not to be reduced to a simple clown, though, yet to be considered a professional storyteller and entertainer. To do him justice over time were distinguished Italian writers like Cielo D’Alcamo and famous composers like Giuseppe Verdi, who celebrated the jester in his Rigoletto. To the Rigoletto’s jester was eventually inspired Rigoletto by Montegrappa, a pen available in the version of fountain pen and roller pen, both in limited editions, as a homage to the storyteller’s talent. A must for all those who put art and creativity into their writing: you can find this precious pen in Giardino Italiano’s on-line store.
If it’s true we write to remember, to prevent time to blur our memories, it’s also true the tool we use for writing can be itself an object belonging to history. Storia’s pens surely are. Storia is a company based in Bolzano, northern Italy, founded by a brave entrepreneur of Rome, Federico Testa. He designs and handcrafts his pens by himself, producing them in precious woods and metals: “Jewels for writing,” as he describes them. Indeed, there is much to be told about them. These wonderful creations are available at Giardino Italiano, where you can learn all about them.
Posted in Products on Oct 28th, 2013
Only the quest for the impossible can lead to the achievable. By the merging of Visconti’s craftsmenship excellence and Pininfarina’s unique modern design a new writing tool was born, combining safety pens’ comfort and fountain pens’ elegance. Pininfarina Visconti, safety fountain pen, is now available at Giardino.it.
Posted in Products on Oct 9th, 2013
205 Duo Highligther special edition by Pelikan is the ideal writing tool for all those wroking on documents: taking margin notes, highlighting parts of the text or deleting has never been more pratctical and stylish thanks to its special bright green ink (purposedly customized for this pen). Availble at Giardino.it for a limited period of time only.
Solid, the new fountain pen made out of a solid block of titanium by Porsche Design, is now available for sale in Giardino Italiano’s on-line shop, with an exclusive offer for it’s newsletter’s subscribers. Also available Techflex and Shake, always by Porsche Design.