OMAS is an old prestigious company in the Italian production of fountain pens; founded in 1925 by Armando Simoni in Bologna, an inventor of technical innovation and revolutionary forms that have become milestones in the history of the fountain pen. At his death in 1958 his children and grandchildren carried on the activity until the French group LVMH took over the company; later, in 2007, the Chinese group Xingu Hengdeli – leader in Asian market of luxury goods – acquired a majority stake.
Today, as then, the fundamental values of the company are working by hand – the same process since 1925 – the noble qualities of the materials used – cotton resin, celluloid, wood, titanium, gold and silver – the innovative mechanisms and beauty of form.
The first collections that you will find for sale on the site of Giardino Italiano are:
BOLOGNA – created to celebrate 80 years of OMAS and produced with veined resin in two new colors (violet and cyan).
360 LUCENS – the limited edition created to celebrate 10 years of the most revolutionary among contemporary pens with ergonomic triangular/ogival shape (the 360) combined with the stunning blue/golden celluloid of the 1930’s Lucens.
PERRIER-JOUËT– two centuries of history – from the Belle Epoque to the present – enclosed in a limited edition in translucent green cotton resin and rose gold finish, with the luxury elegance of a Cuvée Belle Epoque.
THE DOCTOR’S PEN – very exclusive limited edition of just 185 copies, re-edition of the renown Doctor’s Pen patented by Armando Simoni in 1927, which holded inside a small clinical thermometer, in a metal compartment separated by the (lever) fulling mechanism.
The new version misses the thermometer, but the sterling silver barrel is still engraved in Art Deco style with the Rod of Asclepius, Greek god of medicine.
Coming soon: SOLAIA – the limited edition which seals the union of two great Italian products: fountain pens and wine (by the winery Antinori)
Each Omas founatin pen you buy, an ink bottle comes for free, kindly offered by Omas – for your customers only!