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Montegrappa launches a pen collection dedicated to Nelson Mandela
During the period researching Nelson Mandela’s life, we were inspired by one heart-warming discovery. In letter to his daughter Zindzi, written on the 10th of February 1980 while he was imprisoned on Robben Island, Nelson Mandela eloquently echoed the ethos behind Montegrappa’s writing instruments: “A good pen can also remind us of the happiest moments in our lives, bring noble ideas into our dens, our blood and our souls. It can turn tragedy into hope and victory.”
The Montegrappa writing instruments collection dedicated to Nelson Mandela is an elegantly unobtrusive Ducale design, tuning finely to his quiet but enormous personal spell.
The collection comprises fountain, roller and ballpoint pens, made in delicate Ivory resin reminiscent of Robben island’s quarry. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island for 18 out of 27 total years he served behind bars before the fall of apartheid.
Nelson Mandela’ s writing instruments collection is further adorned on the pen’s cap by his victorious and most famous silhouette as well as his original signature in enamel-filled engravings. South Africa’s incredible folkloristic heritage and socio-political significance is symbolically reported through the palladium - plated decorative ring at every pen’s barrel end.
This signature collection was especially designed as a regular line, available in a limitless number of items, as we would like to invite all the people willing to pay tribute to one of the greatest humanitarian legend of the XX century, to do so…