December 14, 2012
As a contribution in support of art students in Mexico, David Eskenazi, CEO of Montegrappa Mexico, has presented the new Montegrappa Pen –“Palacio de Bellas Artes” (Palace of Fine Arts) – to the Institute´s Fine Arts Foundation. Montegrappa, established in 1912 as the first Italian manufacturer of fine pens, concluded the celebrations of its First Centenary with an exclusive cocktail party on Tuesday, November 27th in the Shop of the Palace of Fine Arts, with the support of INBA National Institute of Fine Arts Foundation.
The new pen in the Mexico Collection has been created by Montegrappa to celebrate the fine arts. This superlative writing instrument expresses the beautiful architecture of this important element of Mexican culture through the refined engraving and extraordinary details throughout the pen’s body. The pen was inspired by the history of the National Institute of Fine Arts and its monumental exhibition space: The Palace of Fine Arts. This pen honors one of the most important and significant icons of Mexican civilization.
Only 78 sets of fountain pens and roller-balls have been produced, the number referring to the current anniversary of the Palace of Fine Arts. On the sterling silver body are engraved the representations of the frontispiece and the dome of the Palace, framed with the colors of the national flag on the cap. The distinctive facade of the Palace is in turn represented by white resin referring to the Carrara marble used in its construction. The central ring is engraved with the word “Mexico”.
To honor this important edifice, Montegrappa is proud to announce a partnership with the Foundation of the National Institute of Fine Arts. The Foundation is a civil non-profit organization formed in late 2010, whose mission is to contribute with the National Institute of Fine Arts, broadening the scope of their projects, strategic programs and actions related to education, training and outreach arts. This is achieved through the promotion and dissemination of its work, management, and additional support and resources, as well as through generating support structures in partnership with states, municipalities, and other individuals. One of its most important objectives is to contribute to institutional support, through its leadership in the field of culture and the achievement of its mission. Montegrappa and the Foundation have formed this partnership to support the study of arts in Mexico, providing financial support to young people through the program BecArte.
In this magnificent Palace and with this important alliance, Montegrappa concludes the celebrations of its centenary in Mexico and is committed to keep working on new ideas that praise the Mexican culture around the world.
Since 1912, for precisely 100 years, Montegrappa has been manufacturing high-quality writing instruments in the same historic building in Bassano del Grappa, North East Italy.
The “Palacio de Bellas Artes” limited edition has been manufactured by Montegrappa exclusively for our Mexican distributors, David Eskenazi Menache.
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