july 31, 2020 - Montegrappa

Montegrappa - Calligraphy With A Conscience

Last April marked the 50th celebration of Earth Day – a reminder of the resilience of an environmental movement that first took root in the 1960s. In a year where our relationship with nature has never been under greater scrutiny, the #elmoambiente is a considered, sustainable reinvention of one of our most accessible silhouettes.

The Elmo Ambiente's 100% recycled resin casing has been developed in collaboration with the artisanal materials studio, Smile Plastics. Two semi-translucent finishes offer an insight into the mechanics of writing, and a reflection on the larger narrative of all the things we touch. A suite of recycled desk accessories underlines its core message, while further exploring the beauty of materials that have already served another purpose.


Dazzling floral textures lend new brilliance to the Bauhaus-era Elmo 01. One of the market's trendiest silhouettes steps out of the shadows to reveal a psychedelic side. Iris, Calla Lily and Blue Cross Gentian...vivid, flower-bed colours complement the style of vibrant spirits, creative souls and dapper dressers.

Balanced proportions, robust build and democratic pricing have quickly established the Elmo 01 as a clear alternative to the norm. Find out why fans are calling this masterstroke of Italian design the best new silhouette of recent years.