This motto defines the unmistakable characteristics of Marlen and its continuous research for crafting fine quality, durable, exquisitely detailed and comfortable writing instruments.
Marlen has achieved this prestigious position with its exclusive, entirely “made in Italy” collections. The company was founded in 1982 by Mario Esposito, Managing Director and Antonio Esposito, Design Manager. The writing instruments are "designed to be different". They are created by using master-craftsmen's original forms of expressive art, which makes them collector’s prized possessions all around the world. More than twenty years of innovative designs have reflected the cultural, historical, technological and artistic movements of yesterday and today.
Montegrappa, a profoundly Italian, jewel of a company, has been manufacturing fine writing implements in the same historic building on the banks of the River Brenta for over 100 years. Each and every day they draw inspiration from the vistas right outside their windows. Their special editions have honored prominent historic and contemporary figures and events throughout the world.
In the pen industry, less than 50 years is a relatively short time. However, in those years Monteverde has managed to create a wealth of high quality and elegant writing instruments that are sold by the finest pen distributors throughout the world. Think of practical design, creative materials and a rainbow of colors. Then take a look at the incredible offerings from Monteverde, from their finest pens to their extraordinary range of refills.
It was precisely 25 years ago that Thomas and Alexandra Batsch became enchanted by the magic of writing... and that was when ONLINE writing instruments began...
With its design-oriented writing instruments for students, young people and, the young-at-heart, ONLINE has evolved into a trendsetter in the industry. This family business was founded in 1991 by Thomas and Alexandra Batsch with clear goals in mind: The production of writing instruments for school and office and the concentration on high levels of quality, functionality and technology. We’d add, an extreme value as well.
Our offerings from this value-oriented company will continue to grow. The key chain pens are just fun for all. The multi-function pen is just the opposite, a workaholic. Both are great values and we will be looking for more and more options from this up and coming pen manufacturer.
Parker has continually introduced more innovative products than any other manufacturer over the last 130 years. In 1889 the Lucky Curve ink feed was introduced. In 1931 Quink quick drying ink eliminated the need for blotting. In 1941 the most widely purchased fountain pen was the Parker 51. In the 1960 Parker put a ballpoint in every hand with its click-top Jotter. Recently they introduced 5th General writing technology. Parker, a magical company that combines innovation and tradition.
Primarily an ink manufacturer at its inception in 1838 in Hanover, Germany, this brand exploded into the fountain pen industry in 1929. In the decades that followed, it became a preeminent manufacturer of the finest nibs and filling systems in the industry. Pelikan has become well-known for utilizing these features on a wide range of fountain pens, for novices and collectors alike, in a varied selection of pen sizes, colors and prices.
In 1774, the Italian Francesco Pineider, opened his first shop in the heart of Florence. He chose the magnificent Piazza della Signoria, opposite Michelangelo’s, striking work, David.
Ever since, Pineider has been one of the world’s most respected makers of hand-dyed and watermarked stationery, leather goods, desk sets, and select home furnishings. Quite an impressive portfolio.
We think the most exciting news is that Dante del Vecchio, the designer behind almost every smash hit from Visconti, has joined Pineider to deliver pens which match the incomparable quality behind this storied Florentine brand. We can’t wait to see what Mr. del Vecchio does with the rich history and quality commitment of Pineider. It’s so rich a history from which to draw upon.