All new ‘Passione’ from Montegrappa
With its new Passione range Montegrappa has completed a triumvirate of pen families that represent three of the most important human conditions that ‘feed the poet’ – the songwriter, the belle-lettrist and the lover. Emozione, Desiderio and Passione are designed to inspire the writer to express their most powerful thoughts and feelings.
Passione means more to Italians than the obvious heated desire and obsession. It can also mean fondness, the pursuit of a hobby, or the love of a sports team. Whatever definition it is employed for, it always stands for interest beyond the merely passing. It can demonstrate a love so strong that it can barely be contained, whether for a person or a musical genre, for art or sculpture or the theatre, or even for collecting inanimate objects. Like its sibling, Desiderio, Passione can also be inescapably sexy.
Comparable to its cousins in the Emozione range, the Passione collection is made in celluloid, presented in four hues. Two represent unlimited lust and passion in the extreme, in sizzling orange and spicy cinnamon, while the Mediterranean blue and the vertical Zebra stripes convey magnetic qualities with a slightly cooler touch. The nature of this material ensures that the colour patterns of no two pens will be identical, adding a bespoke touch.
The Passione collection oozes with sensuality. It strikes the writer through its sinuously curved pocket clip, underlined by two matching enamel lines, and a voluptuous shape, ending with the traditional 1912 high-relief logo. Each writing instrument in the Passione family is trimmed in 925 sterling silver, while the fountain pens are fitted with filigree-pattern 18kt gold nibs. The feeder of each fountain pen is made of ebonite, a natural hard rubber traditionally used in the pen-making industry for its excellent writing performance.
Passione is offered as a fountain pen in both cartridge and converter-fed form, a rollerball pen, a ballpoint pen and a mechanical pencil. Each expresses unequivocal, unconditional ardour that transcends the ordinary.
See Montegrappa at the show on stand M617.
Posted on 3rd March 2016 by Vanessa Fortnam