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Cerruti 1881

Since its origins in 1881, when Antonio Cerruti first founded the family-run weaving workshop in Biella, Italy, and until it achieved lasting international status as a leading fashion brand, Cerruti has continued to combine quality and style, craftsmanship and technology. Over the decades, Cerruti has, in effect, demonstrated that modern design excellence can not only be inspired and desirable, but also sumptuous and innovative.

The quality and value of the brand can be appreciated through the range of Cerruti 1881 accessories collection based on pure contemporary lines privileging modern materials, raw, moulded or machined; reflections of Cerruti’s authenticity.

Cross

The A. T. Cross Company is a major international manufacturer of fine writing instruments, timepieces, and personal accessories.

Since Richard Cross made the first Cross product in 1846, Cross has re-invented the writing instrument category, combining design ingenuity with jewellery-quality craftsmanship. Cross is America's first manufacturer of quality writing instruments, making pens people use, depend on and enjoy for a long time.

Headquartered in beautiful Lincoln, Rhode Island, just outside Providence, A. T. Cross is proud to still be a part of the community they helped build. They still make products unsurpassed in quality and value, one at a time and by hand, just as Richard Cross did.

Diamine

Manufactured since 1864, the DIAMINE TRADE MARK and production methods symbolise the finest quality in Fountain Pen Inks, Calligraphy/ Drawing Ink & Stamp Pads. Diamine Inks are proud to continue their ink making tradition, only changing the original formulas where necessary to comply with current legislation. Due to the very fine quality Diamine fountain pen inks are suitable for all brands of pen.

Monaco Red: This colour was specially formulated for his Serene Highness Prince Rainier III of Monaco and the Grimaldi family in conjunction with a presentation of a limited edition fountain pen.

W.E.S Imperial Blue: This special edition colour was introduced on request for the 25th anniversary of the Writing Equipment Society.

Royal Blue: This ink was used on April 2010 by Presidents Obama/Medvedev in the signing of the nuclear arms treaty at Prague Castel.

Faber-Castell Design & Graf von Faber-Castell

It was 1761, when cabinet maker Kaspar Faber, settled in Stein, in Germany, started to make his first simple pencils. He took extra care to plane and glue each of them by hand. This quality craftsmanship proved worthy, and at the Nuremberg market, the sales of his pencils flourished. The Family Dynasty of Pencil makers had begun.

In Mid 19th Century, his Great Grandson Lothar Faber mechanised production, achieving a consistency of quality previously unheard of. He invented the hexagonal pencil, and created standards for pencil size and grades of hardness still in use today. His products were marked A. W. Faber, after his Grandfather Anton Wilhelm. These were the first ever Brand Name Writing products, and amongst the earliest branded articles in the world.

In 1896, his Granddaughter Ottilie, became heir to the family business. In 1898, she married Count Alexander zu Castell - Rudenhausen, a descendant of one of the oldest families of Bavarian Nobility. The family name became Faber–Castell.

Today, the simple pencil manufacturer has developed into a world leader in writing products. After 244 years, the Faber –Castell Company is more successful than ever before. Throughout 8 Generations, spanning 3 Centuries of operation, the family’s vision has remained the same.

The Faber-Castell DESIGN range reflects the beauty of individual handwriting. These pens are characterised by innovative materials and unique designs. The design ranges from futuristic to ethnic, from stainless steel to traditional wood.

The Graf von Faber-Castell Collection, a range of extraordinary writing instruments and accessories was launched to rediscover the past and to transfer it to the present with timeless design and modern technology. They embody "Luxury in Simplicity" by combining selected materials, functionality and superb aesthetics.

Fisher Space

When astronauts began to explore the outer reaches of space, Paul Fisher realized that there was no existing pen which could perform in its freezing cold, boiling hot vacuum, Countless experiments and a common sense approach to findings resulted in the invention of the sealed and pressurized Fisher Space Pen® cartridge, and in 1967, after 18 months of rigorous testing by NASA, the Space Pen was selected for use by the astronauts.

Still used on manned space flights, the Fisher Space Pen is unconditionally guaranteed to give outstanding service both here on Earth and in space.

Fisher pens are the choice of ski patrols, search and rescue teams, law enforcement agencies, and the armed forces, and for good reasons - They last three times longer than the average pen, they will perform in zero-gravity, in extreme cold, extreme heat, underwater, at any angle, and even upside down. Space Pens are precision assembled, hand tested, and are made with durable materials through and through, which means that they are dependable.

J Herbin

J. Herbin was established in 1670. Herbin was a sailor, and from his many journeys to India he brought back to Paris formulas for manufacturing sealing wax. His special lacquer formula improved the quality of the seals in adhesion and neatness, helping him to become famous throughout the kingdom.

J. Herbin is also the oldest name in pen inks in the world. M. Herbin created "The Jewel of Inks" in his shop on the Rue des Fosses Saint-Germain in Paris in 1700.

Herbin uses all natural dyes in their fountain pen inks. This natural composition is reflected in the very neutral pH of the inks. Each bottle of 30 ml/1 oz ink is elegantly labeled and has a pen rest. They are known as "D bottle pen inks." The "D" refers to the old French unit of measure "la Demi Courtine."

Lamy

Lamy is an independent family enterprise which was established in 1930 by C. Josef Lamy in Heidelberg. The Lamy brand has existed since 1952 and right from the outset has proved its innovative prowess with the completely ground breaking LAMY 27 Fountain Pen series. In 1966 the unmistakable stylistic language of Lamy design was born in the form of the LAMY 2000.

Lamy stands for innovation, quality and modern design and with the brands promise "no design writes better" clearly expresses the key principle underlying the functional design of its high quality products. Lamy is one of the major design brands of international prominence and is developed and produced in Heidelberg, Germany.

Lamy writing instruments are prominent prize winners. The Lamy Pico, for instance was awarded the product design prize of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Marlen

Founded in 1982, Marlen’s exclusive luxury artisan writing instruments are ‘designed to be different’. They are unique, high-quality handmade limited edition collections, created by using master craftsmen’s original forms of expressive art. Marlen’s prestigious collections have become collector’s prized possession all over the world.

Nina Ricci

A synonym of style and timeless femininity since its creation, the house of Nina Ricci has acquired a prestigious reputation in the area of fashion and perfume. Although its celebrity is unquestionable tied to the world of luxury fragrance, the Nina Ricci story actually began opening in Paris of Nina Ricci couture in 1932. The house of Ricci rapidly became one of the French capitals most elegant, thanks to the dynamism of Robert Ricci, the creator’s son.

In April 2009, Nina Ricci named Peter Copping as Artistic Director for the house. Coping’s arrival signalled a new step forward at Nina Ricci, where his love of flowing feminine lines echoed the spirit of Madame Ricci. Delighted by the new possibilities, Peter Coping shared the aspirations and outlook of Robert Ricci. Without hesitation, he cites the motto of Madame Ricci, the founder of the house, for whom the goal is to "make every woman beautiful and reveal her special charm and personality.

Parker

Parker has always been a powerhouse of innovation. This stream of infinite ingenuity began when George Parker himself designed the remarkable Lucky Curve fountain pen. A truly revolutionary creation, it started the company on its famous journey 125 years ago.

George Parker, founder of the Parker brand, always drove his company's success through the use of innovation. As he famously put it: "It will always be possible to make a better pen". Over the years, Parker has been recognized as an innovator, continuing this tradition of innovation with its designs, pen constructions, materials and shapes.

Inspiration can come from almost any element imaginable, whether plant, animal, metallic or synthetic. Real know-how comes in using each element to achieve the finest aesthetic and most luxurious result. This unique spirit of craftsmanship allows the creation of unique pens using any shape and material, and allows customers to personalize their pens.

Pelikan

A product range of the highest quality standards that has grown constantly in over 125 years of German trademark tradition. A brand, always seeking to reach new challenges and setting new innovative standards time and again.

Porsche Design

The Porsche Design Studio was established in Stuttgart in 1972 by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, grandson of the Porsche founder and designer of the Porsche 911. It was relocated to Zell am See, Austria, in 1974. The 911 quickly became the very embodiment of the sports car and, like many other items designed by Professor F.A. Porsche, a design classic.

In the decades that followed, numerous classic men’s accessories such as watches, eyeglasses, and writing utensils were created and marketed worldwide under the "Porsche Design" brand.

Private Reserve Ink

In 1998 a colour revolution in fountain pen inks started. Private reserve ink launched vibrant colours of ink for fountain pen users. Available in bottles and cartridges, every colour known to fountain pen users is made by them. All elements that go into the ink are carefully tested.

Ring Pen

RINGPEN - Voted one of the greatest new inventions for the 21st Century
(By US NEWS & WORLD REPORT Magazine, USA - "Things that changed our lives")

Designed to fit the human hand - helps prevent writer's cramp and eases the pain of Arthritis. No more gripping with three fingers. No more calluses on the middle finger, and all your fingers are absolutely relaxed. Futuristic and awarded design. Reduces fatigue while writing and renders your writing more rapid and even Perfect for anyone who writes: students, teachers, secretaries, office workers, accountants, etc. Excellent for children with poor fine motor control.

Rotring

Rotring is the brand used by people who value the power of ideas and visions and who strive to give these the highest form of expression. Providing the best possible product solution for every situation is one of the key areas of competence. Every product bearing the red ring is a perfect marriage of ergonomics and design, enabling you to work with precision and inspiring you to realize visionary ideas.

The Tiku, or Inkograph, with a patented tip. This absolutely new invention in 1928 marks the beginning. In 1935, the multi-colour pen is launched on the market. This prototype of all rOtring Multipens was the first combination of one pencil and two coloured pens in one instrument.

1953 saw the launch of the rOtring Rapidograph ink pen. With its innovative design, this pen replaces traditional ruling and funnel pens and sets the standards for technical drawing that still apply today.

Rotring's highly successful model: Tikky introduced in 1979. This fine-lead mechanical pencil has an ergonomic wave grip. Tikky is a precision technical drawing instrument also intended for everyday use.

Sheaffer

The year: 1912. The place: Fort Madison, Iowa. Walter A. Sheaffer takes his grand idea of a pen-filling apparatus that utilizes a lever system and, with his life savings, founds the W.A. Sheaffer company. The physical space of the company is a modest one - the backroom of Mr. Sheaffer's jewellery store - but the vision of the company is much more than modest. Nearly a century later, we continue to offer generation after generation innovative, reliable and stylish writing instruments. These pens are used worldwide by loyal and diverse friends who appreciate elegance and class. We look back to the nostalgic past, to simpler times when a look in the eye and a hand shake was the norm. We look to the abundant future, by redefining the fashion of written communication in our technological world. You have a signature. And Sheaffer gives you the power to show the world what it is.

TWSBI

TaShin Precision, manufacturers of the TWSBI brand of writing instruments and accessories have over 40 years of experience in manufacturing with plastics and metals. Early products ranged from toy lego parts to high end writing instruments. This knowledge trickles down into every product TWSBI has to offer.

TWSBI's name stands for the phrase "Hall of Three Cultures" or "San Wen Tong" in Chinese. The character "Wen" translates into language and culture. The phrase "San Wen Tong" also brings to mind the Hall of the Three Rare Treasures created by Emperor Qianlong as a memorial to three great masterpieces of Chinese calligraphy. The initials of the phrase "San Wen Tong" was reversed and thus turned into "TWS". The last letters "Bi" was added with its literal meaning of "writing instruments". Thus combining the two segments, creating TWSBI.

Uniball

Founded in 1887, Mitsubishi Pencil Co. Ltd. has worked to improve the quality of its products and enhance its technologies, under its motto of "The finest Quality is the best Service".

Mitsubishi Pencil was one of the first writing instrument manufacturers to take environmental issues into consideration, launching products with recycled materials in 1992. All of Mitsubishi Pencil’s corporate activities promote the reduction of waste and the recycling of resources in order to conserve the environment.

Products developed through technical expertise accumulated over the years include "uni-ball" water based ink roller balls with metal tips that dominate the world market; POSCA, colorful felt tip pens that are popular with all ages and have a variety of uses; and "uni-ball Signo," gel ink roller balls with remarkably fine 0.18mm-diameter balls.

Waterman

Since 1883, WATERMAN has been combining innovation, design and excellence to create the most inventive and elegant writing instruments. The brands remarkable history is a relentless quest is to marry innovation, design and excellence. With unrivalled levels of quality and imagination, the grace, sensuality and distinctiveness of the WATERMAN brand have assured its place at the heart of elegance and luxury for over 120 years. Blending prestigious materials, colours and a distinctive vibrant, personal style, WATERMAN continues to create some of the most elegant and inventive writing instruments in the world today.