Voyage. Travel Notes
The new Vallecchi fountain-pen dedicated to the theme of travel, Voyage leads us into the adventurous atmospheres of the early twentieth century when trains were the most used means of transportation, the safest and gradually, the most comfortable for long hauls from one end of the European continent to the other. Inspired by the legendary Orient Express and the gently curving lines typical of Art Nouveau, Voyage takes its cue from the shape of the oval which it exalts, and from the tubular metal finishing that abounded in the train that more than any other entered the dreams of the generations before us, and that still today conserves its timeless allure unaltered. The theme of the circularity of the voyage and, ultimately, of the passing of time is also proposed in the rings at the base of the hood and on the pen knob, placed parallel just like train tracks. Even the material selected for its making was typical for the early decades of the twentieth century. Celluloid with its infinite variations of chromatic combinations and its preciousness recalls the luxurious walnut panelling in this train destined to transport elegant ladies, businessmen, diplomats, and renowned writers who precisely on the occasion of long journeys drew inspiration and wrote their literary masterpieces. How not to remember Agatha Christie, as well as Curzio Malaparte, and Marinetti the father of Futurism.
The Voyage Fountain-pen was designed in collaboration with the prestigious Florentine firm Stipula which, faithful to the logic of continuity with the past and in full respect of the tradition of the artisan workshops, has combined the age-old workmanship with modern technologies to create a product with a high content of manual skill. The fountain-pen body is made of red-black celluloid. The clip and medal with the reproduction of a coat of arms and set in the barrel are made of metal, gold or silver, depending on the two versions, with a precious decoration in lapislazuli blue enamel. The Vallecchi trademark is carved on the metal ring near the threading and the bit, while the pen number is on the back. The fountain-pen comes with a guarantee and in a case which also contains a book of travel literature.
Silver Edition: Fountain-pen in red-black celluloid and 925 sterling silver. Stipula 6 mm bit in rhodium-plated gold, single size M. Piston loaded.
Edition: 510 pieces
Gold Edition: Fountain-pen in red-black celluloid and 750/1000 yellow gold. Stipula 6 mm bit in 18 kt. gold, single size M. Piston loaded.
Edition: 90 pieces