Collection: Pineider La Grande Bellezza Limited Edition Forged Carbon Fiber Fountain Pen
A Dream Come True
For over 200 years Pineider has been a resource for writing and leather goods. Located in Florence where surrounding businesses include some of the world's leading luxury brands. Carbon Dream, an Italian company established in 1993, is a worldwide technology leader in the manufacture of products derived from composite carbon materials used for Ferrari in Formula 1, from Bugatti to Ducati, and even in luxury yachts. Cooperation between Pineider and Carbon Dream led to the first pen ever made in forged carbon. Assisted by the 10 engineers and technicians working with Carbon Dream, Pineider perfected the technology required to adapt forged carbon for writing instruments.
What is traditionally known as carbon fiber is a fabric of thin fibers held together by a resin. It is lightweight and resistant but has many limitations, especially if it is used for writing instruments. Forged carbon resolves these challenges and others experienced by carbon fiber. How does it do that?
Forged composite material forgoes weaving, using carefully arranged fibers mixed with resin, which forms in a heated press at high pressure. A large part of the work in developing Forged Composite material has involved making sure that the end product is extremely strong. A further aesthetic bonus of casual fibers is that every end product is as unique as a snowflake. This Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza) is the first pen ever made in forged carbon.
Mystery Filler System
Pineider has enriched the plunger with a mechanism that allows the user to conceal the activation case back inside the barrel after filling the pen in order to prevent the filling system from opening accidentally. The mystery filler!
The 14k Gold Quill Nib
The 14k gold nib was designed to be ultra-flexible, responding easily your hand’s movements, creating beautiful strokes. Remember that a fountain pen is an extension of one's hand and should require little pressure when writing.
Twist Magnetic Lock: A Pineider Invention
Pineider has invented a new pen closure system capable of combining the pleasure of the screw cap with the immediacy and security of the magnetic closure. In Pineider's patent, the polarization of the magnets makes for a soft opening and even more satisfying closure: you can open the pen slowly or you can watch it rotate on itself in your fingers while waiting to hear the pen close.
The Goose Quill Clip
The goose quill, since the fall of the Roman Empire, was used to write all things, from the Magna Carta to the American Declaration of Independence. Pineider strives to recreate the quill as a classic principle of “Human Design”.
This Limited Edition of 888 fountain pens is trimmed in rosegold.