I am so pleased to introduce the Italian pen company, Leonardo Officina Italiana. I was introduced to the company when I acquired a stunning fountain pen made from a rod of blue celluloid, Abyss. Simply will never forget being on our patio in Rome, opening the pen box, and the deep rich colour tones of the Abyss Celluloid capturing and reflecting the light of the early afternoon. I have written about this pen in my Pens of Note.
The company was just starting, but now there much activity. There are regular posts on Instagram. The photographs of the pen are inspiring. The comments reflect the positive reception the Momento Zero line has received.
And the story goes on ... A family tradition.
Leonardo is a forge, a laboratory where experience and craftsmanship are mixed giving life to "pleasure", the pleasure of writing.
Over 45 years of experience in the field of writing instruments, handed down from father to son, from generation to generation.
Today Leonardo Officina Italiana works on emotional and vintage projects, taking up the old loading systems, the materials and the working techniques that once characterized the craft of the craftsman. The Leonardo pens have a soul, a human warmth that only passion can give.
The fountain pen carved into the material is certainly this detail that differentiates us on the world market. Each Leonardo collection is manually obtained in Italy, exclusively at our company.
Exclusive and selected materials, celluloid, ebonite, wood, special resins, bronze and precious metal, always with a vintage imprint. The material is processed in a dedicated manner, for example celluloide is first cut into small cylinders and drilled in the center, after which it is left to "rest" a few months and then the modeling process begins, after various quality checks we start with polishing, assembly. In some cases, being a "raw" material it is necessary to use a special drying oven.
Even the ebonite and resins are subjected to dedicated treatments to last over time, forever, to be passed down from generation to generation.
Assistance and warranty: All the collections of the Leonardo Italian workshop are guaranteed for life against any manufacturing defect. Technical assistance and repairs are carried out at the official headquarters.
Positivity and desire to start with a great enthusiasm driven by passion and experience forty years for writing instruments. A collection inspired by the Italian vintage known in the world, well balanced in size and in metal details.