Many of the innovations that made fountain pens essential tools of 1920s and 1930s life were the brainchild of Heinrich ‘Elmo’ Helm. Technical Director at Italy’s first pen factory,”Montegrappa”, ‘Elmo’ was industrious and ambitious. He left the company in 1928, but his vision for a comfortable, reliable pen made at reasonable cost saw his name becoming a mainstay of Italian schools and workplaces for decades to come. The Italian company’s latest release sees a return to its more modest roots and the vision of its original co-founder, Heinrich ‘Elmo’ Helm. The Elmo 01 as it is called is a simplistic rounded fountain pen made from Resin. It houses a classic steel nib and the standard convertor to tank up. The design inspiration is due to exposure to Bauhaus and the modernists design ideologies. This led Heinrich Helm to discover new efficiencies in both form and fabrication. Elmo’s elegant simplicity earned it an enviable reputation that would lay the foundations for the future. The Elmo 01 is a compact, all-round pen that recalls the international style popularized by Bauhaus throughout the 1920s. During that era, Helm would steer his company away from the archetypes of dipping pens and design new solutions that catered for con- temporary lifestyles. Portability, reliability and efficiency were his mantra. Success in the early twentieth century brought investment and skilled labour to Bassano del Grappa, and the belief that would ultimately culminate in Montegrappa and the a
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