Antoni Gaudi, Catalan in full Antoni Gaudi i Cornet, was Catalan architect, whose distinctive style is characterized by freedom of form, voluptuous colour and texture, and organic unity. Casa Batlló is one of his masterpieces: the renowned building is located in the center of Barcelona at civic number 43 of “Passeig de Gràcia”.
Italian pen maker Visconti honors one of the most influential architects of all time with Casa Batlló fountain and rollerball pen.
The pen is specially designed to show off bold colors and wavy lines that remind us of the famous building’s external walls. Visconti has used the most sophisticated techniques: from micro-fusion pieces reworked by hand piece by piece, to glossy enameling and iridescent coating to reproduce the tiles on the roof of the building. The careful research of materials, carved keeping the curves and lines of the original building of Casa Batlló, are synonyms of Visconti craftsmanship skills. The body and the cap are curved on three layers; each one is molded in different materials (acrylic, silver, enamel), and representing the facade of Casa Batlló. On top of the cap as well as on the blind cap the shape is respecting the particular design of the roof (built from small colorful tiles). The pen has semi-transparent parts so you can see the filling system and nib of the pen.
The clip (rounded to the left of center and terminating at the top in a turret and cross) represents the lance of Saint George plunged into the back of the dragon. The fountain pen is provided with the famous double reservoir power filler patented from Visconti as well as with the iconic 23kt Palladium nib. The pen has been developed with the support of the owners of Casa Batlló in Barcelona, which has celebrated the 110 anniversary since the termination of works in 1906.
The collection is limited to 188 pieces.