Visconti’s tribute to the great artist Vincent Van Gogh, created from a unique blend of resins representing an oil palette. Our Impressionists collection is enriched by two new colors that take inspiration from some of Van Gogh’s most famous works: Irises and Starry Night
Visconti created a series of pens with resin mixes in homage to the colours of Van Gogh’s most celebrated paintings.
Packaging: The Visconti Van Gogh Fountain Pen comes in a triangular cream outer card board sleeve which slides out to reveal a grey box underneath. The box feels nice to the touch and it is secured close with magnets. The box opens to reveal the pen along with a small booklet. At the bottom, the painting which inspired the pen is printed. The packaging is interesting and it showcase the pen very well but I would really prefer if the box isn’t an odd shape.
Performance: The Visconti Van Gogh Fountain pen is a sleek, streamlined pen with the 18 faceted design, very much like the Visconti Michelangelo, that highlights the blend of colours. The pen tapers down slightly on both ends. It feels smooth to the touch and great in the hand. The blend of blues and yellow is accented with silver furniture. The colours truly makes me think of the starry night.
Presentation: The pen has the Visconti logo on the finial of the cap. The pen has Visconti’s signature spring hinged clip. The clip isn’t very tight thanks to the spring hinge and it can be pulled up easily. It has a high arch which can accommodate thicker notebooks or jeans pocket.
The Visconti Van Gogh has a magnetic cap with just the right amount of resistance. It doesn’t come open with the slightest jostle and it snaps close with a satisfying click. The cap can be posted securely by pushing it into the end of the barrel. The center band has the name of the pen etched on it. The grip section is made of sleek metal. It is weighted to help balance an otherwise light fountain pen. The Visconti Van Gogh is a cartridge and converter pen. The pen takes a standard international cartridge or converter. The Visconti Van Gogh comes with a stainless steel nib.
Here is a small selection of pens inspired by Van Gogh’s paintings.