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Emphasizing the importance of the written word, Montblanc has collaborated with its long-time partner Thornwillow Press, the New York based purveyor of fine correspondence papers, to create distinguished cards and envelopes, which pay tribute to one of the oldest kinds of communication in its most passionate and enduring form.
Affiliates in artistic mastery
With this collaboration, Montblanc partnered with a strong affiliate in craftsmanship in order to keep alive the artistry in handicrafts today. Specializing in handmade limited edition books, the hand bookbinder and maker of fine correspondence papers Thornwillow Press – just like Montblanc – celebrates artistic mastery, design and attention to detail, maintaining the importance of the written word in a more and more digitally operating world.
Unique craftsmanship and the passion for writing
The creation of uniquely manufactured writing paper combines both companies’ concentration on preserving the fervor and passion for the written word. In an exceptional approach of artisanship and thoughtful creations, each heavy weight card has hand-stained and colored edges. Each envelope, furthermore, has a matching, hand-tipped tissue lining that harmonizes with Montblanc’s exciting palette of ink colors. The envelopes have a long, deep, pointed flap and the luxurious vellum paper structure is ideally formulated to support Montblanc inks without feathering or bleeding. Moreover, the colorful fine paper collection harmonizes with Montblanc’s existing palette of inks, being a perfect addition to aficionados of writing accessories.
In reference to Montblanc’s symbol of excellence and high quality, each card and envelope are decorated with a subtle, blind embossed Montblanc star. With meticulous proficiency and loving attention to detail, the crafting and finishing of the paper collection is done at Thornwillow’s workshops in the historic Hudson Valley, North of Manhattan. The exquisite paper itself is made in New York from the finest acid-free and archival pulp using wind-generated energy.
A fine writing paper collection for iconic writing instruments
With the rise of ephemeral and impersonal technology in a modern culture, both Montblanc and Thornwillow share a true passion for writing and for the related crafts associated with the written word, encouraging meaningful communication between people and the celebration of culture. With each writing instrument, Montblanc strives to deliver handcrafted tools that give birth to words as the nib touches the paper: for a moment, for a lifetime, forever.
The Montblanc Thornwillow Collection is available in Montblanc boutiques worldwide from October 2012.