Montegrappa Brain Fountain Pen - Sterling Silver
Developed in collaboration with Dr. Richard Restak M.D.
Limited Edition of 1012
Working with no less an authority on cerebral matters than Dr. Richard Restak, M.D., Montegrappa offers one of the most ambitious pens in its illustrious history. The Brain Pen is the result of extensive collaboration with Dr. Restak, the author of more than 20 books on the subject.
In creating the Brain pen, representing the complexities of the very organ it celebrates, Montegrappa's designers drew inspiration from the brain itself. The link between the brain and the pen, with the act and art of writing serving as an extension of man's ability to express himself while exercising the brain itself, encouraged Montegrappa to illustrate this direct intellectual and physical connection.
Emblematic of this is the contrast present in the pen's most basic structural elements: the top part of the pen is rich and elaborate, while the body is simple, acting as a parallel to a man's body, where all his riches are in the brain.
A cross-section of the brain, based on an ancient illustration decorates the top of the cap. The cap features an overlay made up of neurons, with the pocket clip representing the spinal cord.
The pen clip has a spring-loaded mechanism and features a red lacquer tip to distinguish the fountain pen from the rollerball.
Etched into the nib is the image of a sea-horse. This refers to the hippocampus, which is a major component of the brain of humans and other vertebrates. It belongs to the limbic system and plays an important role in the consolidation of information from short-term memory to long-term memory and spatial navigation.
Materials: Sterling Silver, Black Resin
Nib: 18K gold
Fountain pen filling systems: cartridge, converter
Nib writing grades: fine, medium, broad
Packaging: Special presentation box with complementary design.
Limited edition size of 1012 silver fountain pens, a quantity representing the number of neurons in the human brain, which are estimated to be between 10 raised to the 12th power or 10 raised to the 13th power.
A copy of a book written especially for Montegrappa by Dr. Richard Restak accompanies every Brain Pen.