Visconti Divina is a collection of very innovative writing instruments that carries in its DNA the Italian Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci, and the golden number or ratio (1,618), which is said to transmit the key of knowledge and of beauty. Visconti applied the golden ratio for the first time to a writing instrument in the Divina pen: this generated a revolutionary design changing the aesthetic canon of fountain pens.
The inspiring concepts are: The Golden Number, the Pentagram, and the Nautilus.
• The Golden Number: here is the ratio between the length of cap and pen in both open and close conditions, reflecting the divine proportions.
• The Pentagram: it is part of the form of the pen itself, adapted to the ergonomic needs of a writing instrument.
• The Nautilus or “Golden Spiral”: following the Fibonacci Series, the Golden Spiral harmoniously envelops the pen.
These elements melt together in an alchemy of forms and proportions to make a pen that can be defined as the fifth essence of elegance: so modern as to seem timeless, so ancient as to seem supernatural. In one word: Divina. The collection was launched during he 2005 Cannes Film Festival alongside the film "The Da Vinci Code". It was gifted to celebrity and Hollywood star Tom Hanks, who played the lead role.
The Golden Number, originally codified from Leonardo in the XIV Century, is a number already present in nature, where its influence reveals the beauty of the proportion. The collection is designed following the rules of the golden number where the cap is 0,618 of the entire length of the pen itself. It has a pentagon shape as it represents the union of the four elements giving birth to the fifth: the divine. The shape is a spiral shape invoking the nautilus that is another symbol of divine proportion. All the materials used in this collection are precious from the noble silver for all the metal trim to the compound of acrylic resin and mother of pearl dust making up the body of the pen, revealing its genuine elegance and prestigious heart. The filling system is Pull & Turn piston with retractable actuator.
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