Is American manufacturing dead? Not if you ask former Chicago Art Director Chris Tag. In 2008 he left his comfortable career in advertising to create what he calls "A New American Classic."
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Founded as a manufacturer of gold nibs and fountain pens, the Bassano factory found itself in a key position during World War I. Among the many soldiers who used Montegrappa pens (then known as Elmo) to write letters home, there were also two celebrated American writers, Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos, who were both volunteer ambulance drivers at the front.
Montegrappa explains it this way, "Montegrappa's pens are reserved for those who can't live without the emotions inspired by the feel of a crafted writing instrument between their fingers, responding to their delicate movements. Whether it be the colors reminiscent of the master painters or the ornaments of Baroque palaces, it is all part of Montegrappa's Italian heritage. In the land known for drama and love, where writers especially have come to get a taste of romance, no object is too small or too practical not to strive for beauty."
As well as its limited editions, freely inspired by great moments of history and ancient passions of mankind, Montegrappa produces a regular range, for those who want to indulge in a daily luxury.
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