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.

  • Pineider Back To The Future Limited Edition

    A journey into the past with an ultramodern tool captures the significance of Pineider's new pen; Back to the Future.

    In the search for Pineider’s origins, for their history and for forms with undying beauty are the Proustian source of their new pen. Back to the Future is more than just a pen, it is a journey on which Pineider set out to rediscover ancient knowledge, a primordial writing implement; but at the same time, it is the centuries-old history of Pineider that began in 1774 and, crucially, was reborn from the horrors of WWII along with the rest of Italy in 1949, in what the Mayans would call a new beginning.

    The Quill 
    Back to the Future’s inspiration is the quill, a writing tool from time immemorial made out of bamboo cane, that has allowed mankind to hand down written knowledge, wisdom and his own history generation after generation.

    The quill is the magical carriage that takes Pineider on their journey back in time. Pineider went in search of the way they were in 1949, the year of impatience, when Italy was a favorite destination for Hollywood movie stars. And, Pineider was laboriously but enthusiastically rebuilding its future along with the people of Italy.

    The Magnificent Book
    The book that comes with the pen, published by Pineider, tells the story of the Italy of the period, including through Pineider's clientele who visited their premises in Florence: Hollywood movie stars, artists, politicians and scientists and more. In other words, the 'crème de la crème' of the international jet set.

    Those were tough years yet they were years full of hopes and dreams, of the will to live, filled with a love of life – years that author Pier Luigi Pizzi, a set designer, costume designer and film director, recounts and illustrates with photographs of the leading personalities of the time. The list of celebrities is amazing and they are captured in period photography as well as fashions.

    The Future Now
    The future of the Italian people and of the world as a whole needs to be rebuilt, reimagined and reinvented today more than ever before. Back to the Future is a world-wide limited edition of 949 fountain pens or roller pens. The shape is inspired by the quill, the writing implement of the ancient Egyptians and Romans, made from a cane or rush and used right up until the 6th century AD before being gradually replaced by the goose-feather quill.

    The cap and barrel are in carboiridium, a carbographite cane with a special finish in spiralled carboiridium lending it a moiré effect whenever it is exposed to direct light. This effect is most apparent and quite unusual for a pen. The clip, a further variant of the goose-feather quill, has a technical sophistication.

    Precise Manufacturing on Display
    One of Back to the Future's most outstanding features is the precision of all its parts. While inspired by a centuries-old implement, the pen is manufactured and assembled with superb precision as we can see, for example, in the accuracy of the cap/barrel join and the smooth functioning of the piston filler. The cap fits easily with a magnetic snap. It posts perfectly by design.

    The nib: the quill nib
    The extra-flexible 14k gold nib was designed in 2017. It features a an ingenious piston filling system. In keeping with the global trend in writing, Pineider created a nib that we christened hyperflexible and that is endowed with an excellent memory. The Pineider designers sought to achieve a flexible nib for writing rather than a nib for calligraphy, which performs in a somewhat different manner.

    Pineider’s primary aim was to bring the pleasure of writing even to those new to the art, although we should never forget that a fountain pen is an extension of the hand and requires no pressure for writing. With this pen and this nib, that will become overtly obvious.

    Limited Edition of 949 fountain pens or rollerball pens
    Material: carboiridium
    Nib: quill nib in 14 carat gold 585 hyperflex
    Clip: activated quill in marine grade stainless steel
    Closure: magnetic
    Filling system: piston filler
    Packaging: luxury box including the book "1949"

  • Pineider Honeycomb

    This Honeycomb is a Limited Edition Opportunity

    Demonstrator fountain pens are transparent pens which were first made around the nineteen-twenties. The idea was to ‘demonstrate’ the filling mechanism of new and upcoming models. Recently, these kinds of pens became a must-have for any pen lover. They’re simply fascinating to possess and admire.

    Today’s modern technology has made it easier to produce a clear pen, but a demonstrator in a precise honeycomb pattern was never attempted. Until Pineider envisioned it. Pineider has heavily invested in the Honeycomb Demonstrator, blending new technologies together with the help of a talented master creative expert, Dante del Vecchio. Nature’s honeycomb structure is so perfect and precise it can be defined as a miracle of nature. The design has become widely imitated using high tech materials like Kevlar and aluminum. This pen is an homage to nature’s structurally perfect design but also its inherent beauty. The black demonstrator enhances the pattern’s beauty.

    The fountain pen uses a converter for your favorite bottle inks. The standard international ink cartridge also fits. The 14k gold nib is available from extra fine to broad. It’s flexible and rewarding to write with. The rollerball offers to the ball pen user a demonstrator opportunity. For those of you who enjoy a smooth fluid ball pen, the rollerball Honeycomb is your pen. Refill choices are broad and colorful.

  • Pineider Avatar UR

    Luxury. Indestructible.

    The 2019 Avatar Collection, demonstrates two new pen ‘manufacturing firsts”. A new material, the revolutionary UltraResin and a new precision assembly process called ‘GlueLess’. 

    For 100 years, a common problem among pen users has been the instruments breakage or damage. So many timeless pens have been made from celluloid. Unfortunately it has very bad resistance to heat and can easily crystallize with age, eventually showing the age of and ultimately ruining the pen. In the 1920s, pen makers were used to throwing pens from airplanes to demonstrate the resistance of celluloid. 

    This new material will set you free from the emotional damage of a pen drop or eventual cracks from wear. Each Avatar UR is crafted with a mother of pearl compound resin in a special formula, called UltraResin. No two pens are even close to similar. Developed in Florence, specifically for Pineider, UltraResin is extremely rigid, nearly like metal, incredibly resistant to hits, resistant to oils, inks, and to temperature extremes. 

    To produce the new Avatar, Pineider engineered a new assembly technology named GlueLess. Thanks to 3D engineering and high precision manufacturing, each individual pen is assembled without using a single drop of glue. A technological puzzle! 

  • Pineider Avatar UR Demonstrator

    Pineider Demonstrates Another First. Several Actually.

    We love demonstrator pens and these are the Best Ever! The fountain pen features a see-through body that allows you to judge exactly how much of your ink remains. The converter itself actually has a measure. Even the ballpoint and rollerball refills allow you to see inside the refill itself and gauge exactly what remains. Can you sense how much we love these Ultra Resin Avatars? Unique is just the beginning.

    But there’s even more. To produce the new Avatar, Pineider has been developed a new assembly technology, called GlueLess. Thanks to 3D engineering and high precision manufacturing, each individual pen is assembled without using a single drop of glue. A technological puzzle! Every component precisely fits each other. The Ultra Resin is the toughest body material you’ll find as its name implies. The caps on the fountain and rollerball lock with a soft touch closure; so sophisticated. The central band is Palladium trimmed and features an engraving of the skyline of Florence, Italy.

  • Pineider Hollywood Journal

    Ever Own the Very Finest?

    One of the world’s most respected stationers you’ve never heard of, Pineider. Based in Florence, Italy, it’s serviced customers through the decades like, Anthony Hopkins, Mel Gibson and Madonna. The request from Elizabeth Taylor for letter paper to match the magnificent color of her eyes was not unusual. Founded in 1774, Pineider has been the go-to stationer for artists, royals, industrialists and governments the world over. The paper in the Hollywood Journal is certified by Pineider for use with fountain pens. For very little you can possess and experience the very finest.

    Each hard-covered journal has 190 lined pages. The color is classic ivory. The paper measures 8 3/8” x 5 ½”. It weighs 14 ounces.

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