Elmo Ambiente

Calligraphy with a conscience



Available to ship by Wednesday 27 October

The translucent resins created for the Elmo Ambiente provide a window onto the mechanics of writing – and a vision of alternative production. Its recycled finishes are disarmingly honest – offering a new intimacy, and a reminder of how everything we touch is part of a larger narrative. Our collaboration with artisanal studio, Smile Plastics, revisits a 1920s classic – and rethinks it for the 2020s.

Material: Recycled Resin
Trim: Stainless Steel
Nib: Stainless Steel
Filling system: Converter, Cartridge
Packaging: Special
Length: 142 mm
Diameter: 14.6 mm
Weight: 24.50 gr


For Montegrappa, the Elmo Ambiente represents a first foray into artisanal plastics, and a renewed commitment to small, craft-based businesses. Smile Plastics specialises in architectural materials for design and fashion clients, while Arbos has been developing stationery made from recovered materials since 1988. Based near Vicenza, the certified B Corporation brings its sustainable creativity to the packaging and desk accessories supplied with this landmark release.

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