ST Dupont Limited Edition Medici 2005 Collection - Ball Point Pen
ST Dupont Medici Ball Point Pen
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The Italian Renaissance was one of the most important events in the development of Western civilization. It was during the Renaissance that architecture became an art, through spectacular buildings such as the Duomo of Florence. It is this architecture that inspired the design of the Medici Limited Edition.
S.T. Dupont continues to explore the "Decorative Arts of the World" theme with a sumptouos evocation of the Italian Renaissance in general and Florentine Architecture at the time of Medicis in particular, with the famous Duomo.
This new edition demonstrates the scope and precision of S.T Dupont's expertise in the goldsmith's art, but also its firm belief in the renaissance values associated with art and humanism.
THE POWER OF GREAT ARCHITECTURE
The cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, with its famous dome, is a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance. The harmony and strength of its proportions mark a decisive break with medieval thought. The edifice was completed in 1436. Its architect, Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1461) was also an engineer. He executed the design drawings for the cathedral and supervised construction down to the last detail.The creations of the "Medici" Limited Edition have a force for design with assertive, forceful lines. The guilloche cornices adorning the lighters and desk clock give them stature and nobility. On a smaller scale, ST Dupont has succeeded in rediscovering perspective, which heralded the modern era and the triumph of reason and light over the "Dark Ages" ST Dupont decided to name this edition for the Medici family, great patrons of the arts in Florence throughout the 15th century.
The creations in the "Medici" Limited Edition are inspired directly - and with astonishing fidelity - by the exterior decoration of the cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore. ST Dupont reinterprets the polychrome marblework on the facades of the edifice, where the skillfull interplay of dark green and veined white lacquer creates a marquetry inlay effect. Inlays of beveled red jasper refer to the color of the tile used for the dome, still found throughout Tuscany. The guilloche cornices (lighters and desk clock) and the personalized clips adorning the pens and the fountain pen are ultra-sophisticated. The engraving fountain owes its extreme refinement to perfectly mastered modern digitally controlled technique. The radiance of the platinum finish is beyond compare.
Exceptional goldsmith work, with cornices on the lighters and specific central rings on the writing instruments. Spectacular use of guilloche and platinum. Precise side-by-side application of two colors of Chinese lacquer: dark green and white marble. Incrusted red jasper pieces.
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