Visconti Homo Sapiens Iris Garden Limited Edition Fountain Pen

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 Visconti is proud to announce the launch of the new Homo Sapiens Iris Garden inspired by the Iris Garden in Florence, Italy. This collection is a tribute to the beauty and elegance of the irises that bloom between the end of April and the end of May in the historic Florentine garden, located near the Piazzale Michelangelo and offers a stunning view of the city.

The Iris Flower

The history of the so-called "lily" of Florence is controversial. It seems that it originated from a white iris, the Iris Florentina, which grew abundantly in the Arno Valley during the Florentine Republic which the people called "ghiacciolo" or "icicle" for its white, slightly bluish color.

The iris is not only a symbol of Florence, but also of its rich history and culture. The lily was adapted as the emblem of the city in the 11th century, when it was used to decorate the banners and shields of the Florentine soldiers. The lily also represents wisdom, courage and faith, qualities that have characterized Florence throughout the centuries.

Like previous limited collections in the Homo Sapiens series, Iris Garden is made from special, semi-transparent demo resins carefully selected by Visconti's designers. The highlight of the collection, however, is the rose gold trims that perfectly match the coloring of the resin and add a touch of light and exquisite detail to the design.

Double-Reservoir Power Filler

A vacuum filling system that is easy to use and has considerable benefits. Patented in 1998, this is arguably the most advanced filling system ever developed in fountain pen history. The user is able to fill the pen with the equivalent of 10 cartridges of ink, and thanks to the two reservoirs, prevents ink from leaking during air travel.

Hook Safe Lock

This revolutionary closing system is very satisfying to operate and was created to lock the pen body into the cap to prevent the possibility of the pen accidentally unscrewing and leaking inside a pocket or bag.

18k Gold Nib

Visconti's 18kt gold in-house nib with rose gold plating, hand-crafted and manufactured in Florence, Italy. Available Fine and Medium widths.