Montegrappa Unveils Sylvester Stallone “Chaos” Pen
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Montegrappa, Italy’s most revered manufacturer of fine writing instruments, is pleased to announce the availability of the pen collection inspired and designed by company brand ambassador and legendary filmmaker, writer and actor, Sylvester Stallone. A long-time aficionado and collector of Montegrappa pens, Mr. Stallone will also serve as the face of Montegrappa in the company’s new advertising campaign.
Drawing inspiration for the theme and design of his signature pen from his wildly-successful film, The Expendables, Mr. Stallone turned to classical art and worked with Montegrappa’s artisans to create the “Chaos” pen. The pen design was cultivated by the works of 16th century artists including Battista Franco, Albrecht Durer, Hans Sebald Beham and Antonio Pollaiolo to create Mr. Stallone’s idea of Chaos; a sense of the Renaissance, when things were more simplified and perhaps more noble, placed against our current technological society.
Sylvester Stallone’s “Chaos” pen is fashioned from precious materials and produced in limited numbers. The body of the pen is made of black pearlized celluloid with overlays in sterling silver or solid 18K gold. The overlays are finished by hand by Montegrappa’s skilled craftsmen and feature an antiqued finish with accents in red and yellow translucent enamel to represent the colors of fire. The pen design is characterized by the juxtaposition of life and death; with reptiles representing the early forms of life on Earth, and the skull signifying death. The ultimate defining detail, bearing both a fist and a skull, is the pen’s clip in the form of a sword.
The “Chaos” pen is the first from the “Cult” collection and is available as a limited edition of 1,000 fountain pens and 912 roller balls in sterling silver, which represents Montegrappa’s 1912 date of establishment. Additionally, 100 fountain pens and 100 roller balls in solid 18K gold and 10 fountain pens and 10 roller balls in solid 18K gold with precious stones will be available for enthusiasts of both the screen legend and Montegrappa.
To complement this extraordinary collection, Montegrappa’s craftsmen have fashioned a stunning inkwell in rock crystal and sterling silver or solid 18K gold. The Chaos inkwell is available as a limited edition in numbers and materials matching the pens.
The Montegrappa “Chaos” pen collection is available now, just in time to be added to the top of the holiday gift list for the pen aficionado. Additionally, the exquisite collection will be on display during a special event held on November 9, 2011 at New York’s famed Club Macanudo. For media RSVPs to this event, please contact Amanda Bialek at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 854-8151.
Since 1912, Montegrappa has been manufacturing high-quality writing instruments in the same historic building in Bassano del Grappa, North East Italy. Please visit www.montegrappa.com to learn more about Montegrappa’s hand-crafted fine pens and authorized U.S. retailer locations.
U.S. Media Contacts:
Rogers & Cowan for Montegrappa
Amanda Bialek / Sallie Olmsted
310-854-8151 / 310-854-8124