The twelve-sided model Arte Italiana is one of the great success stories of Omas and has become unquestionably a classic in the fine writing instruments field.
The Arte Italiana Art Déco Collection name comes from the design style Art Déco which influenced massively the stylish and expressive choices of the 1930s.
The Arte Italiana Art Déco Collection comes in two versions :
A Certified Edition along with a Limited Edition, both handmade following the Omas ancient tradition.
The Certified Edition, based on the historical model The Paragon, has two rings and the greek fret on the cap and a wheel on the clip. It is made of black, yelllow and red cotton resin. This model was inspired by the corporate image Omas Art Déco of the 1930s. The trim is palladium-plated. To celebrate this new Certified Edition, Omas made a new nib which reminds the historical Omas OM81 nib. The new nib is made of a natural and distintive titanium, polished and embellished with the Omas classical arrowhead engraving. The Certified Edition, based on the historical model The Paragon, is available in piston-filled fountain pen, roller ball and ball point.
The Limited Edition, available in piston-filled fountain pen only, is the perfect marriage of Omas tradition and modernity. Based on the historical model The Paragon, the Limited Edition is embellished with an uncommon pearl grey cotton resin, along with an elegant and stunning guilloche engraving. This engraving is a classical pattern of the Thirties that has been reproduced on both cap and barrel. These details bestow to the Limited Edition a modern, unique and yet sophisticated style. The Limited Edition is adorned with the historical Omas greek fret on both cap and section, with a precious onyx wheel fitted on the clip. Finishes include a Firenze yellow gold which is a very elegant and light golden hue; the 18kt gold nib (EF, F, M or B) is embellished with a arrowhead Omas engraving.
The number 1931 commemorates the year of creation of the first Arte Italiana model and epitomizes the Arte Italiana Art Déco Collection: 1931 pieces for the Certified Edition, for each model and color, 931 pieces for the Limited Edition.
Update 7/29: These pens should be available in October at an MSRP of $875 for the LE, $435 for the CE fountain pen, $350 for CE rollerball, and $295 for CE ballpoint.