Visconti

Is an Italian manufacturing company of luxury goods, founded in 1988 in Florence by Dante Del Vecchio and Luigi Poli, The company became notable for the use of celluloid in the manufacturing of its enclosures, adding details in ivory, titanium, gold, diamond, ebonite, and acrylic fiber, Visconti's handmade fountain pens have been recognized for their quality and fine craft, having released several collections since its inception. 

History

The company was founded on 20 October 1988 by Luigi Poli and Dante del Vecchio. These two friends decided to turn their passion for fountain pens into a business,The first collection launched by Visconti was the "Classic," a pen made of celluloid, which would be used for several collections in successive years. The success of this pen encouraged its founders to release a new model, "Urushi," a limited edition of only 100 pieces, made of ebonite and decorated with the Japanese lacquerware technique. 

During the 1990s, Visconti developed the high vacuum power filler system (1993), the travel inkwell (1997), and the double reservoir filling system (1998), which consisted of a dual reservoir refilling system to prevent leakage. By 2008, the company had 25 employees who made the pens handcrafted, In 2009, Visconti reached a deal with Coles of London (based in North Carolina). Coles became the official distributor of Visconti products in the United States. Both companies launched a range of new products, including the Rembrandt Collection, Opera Masters, Homo Sapiens Collection, Divina Royale range, and the limited-edition Templar. By 2012, Visconti exported its crafted products to more than 50 countries worldwide, with 50,000 pens sold by the year, Dante Del Vecchio left Visconti in 2016 due to a conflict with his business partner and later became chief pen designer at Pineider. 

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