Calligraphy is to writing what marquetry is to carpentry
MONTEGRAPPA’S REGIONALLY INSPIRED COLLECTION
So begins Montegrappa’s foray into the Middle East where it will showcase how there is more to the act of writing than simply sketching the word.
To couple together the spiritual and visual elements of Arabic calligraphy, and to translate them into a pen design, Montegrappa turned to the Lebanese artist and designer, Katya Assouad Traboulsi. Her creativity marries the calligraphy and the Arabesque pattern, which are intricately bound together by history and culture.
Based in Dubai, Traboulsi’s work has been exhibited in and is part of private collections in France, Algeria, Switzerland, Lebanon, the US and the UK.
Her design for the Calligraphy pen features an elegant arabesque medallion in silver as a cap top and an exquisite interplay of enamel arabesque patterns in mother-of-pearl white, red and green. The pen barrel is characterised by its Arabic calligraphy phrase, virtuously embossed on a silver or gold background. The inscription reads: “The pen transports culture”.