About the Pen
A new artist-collaboration pen features a pocket clip shaped like a tulip to raise awareness and support for Parkinson’s disease research.
A remarkable new prestige pen by Montegrappa has been designed to draw attention to the plight of those living with Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative neurological disorder estimated to affect more than six million people around the world. The Tulip for Team Fox enables pen owners to show solidarity with Parkinson’s patients, while helping The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) accelerate research into a cure.
The pen’s striking clip is a reference to the international symbol of Parkinson’s consciousness – the red tulip. Its design comes from an idea and sketches from Timothy John – a fine artist from Adelaide, Australia. The passionate fountain pen user was himself diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2017, and his initiative to alleviate the suffering of others counts among John’s most personal and transformative projects.
About the Donation Commitment
Montegrappa will donate ten percent of proceeds from sales of the Tulip for Team Fox to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The world’s largest non-profit funder of Parkinson’s disease research, the MJFF, has funded more than $800 million since its inception in 2000. Its results moved Michael Bloomberg to describe it recently as, “the fulcrum on which Parkinson’s research pivots.”
For Montegrappa C.E.O. and Creative Director Giuseppe Aquila, the Tulip for Team Fox offers a chance to do good on both a broad and personal level. “Timothy has been a regular collaborator with us over many years and we were deeply impacted by the news of his diagnosis. For us, this is a rare opportunity to raise awareness and express fraternity with a dear friend,” Aquila explains. “We are honored to be able to donate a portion of proceeds to The Michael J. Fox Foundation.”
ColoradoPen.com will donate all our profit directly to the MJFF. Rest assured, a large combined donation will result from your supportive purchase.
About the Tulip
The Tulip is a compact, rounded design that recalls the international style popularized by Bauhaus throughout the 1920s. Handmade from resin and stainless steel, it brings robust, all-round performance, honest simplicity and a century of know-how to prestige stationery.
Duotone coloring and a distinctive profile offer an innovative way for pen owners and gift seekers to show empathy for Parkinson’s patients and contribute to the search for a cure.
The Michael J Fox Foundation’s signature orange livery provides the color reference for the pen’s barrel, section and a Montegrappa insignia set into a cap of tulip red. The pen’s name and clip evoke the tulip – the global symbol of Parkinson’s awareness. Its design comes from the hand of Australian fine artist and Montegrappa ambassador, Timothy John.