In 1988, after several years of experience in the field of fountain pens, Dante Del Vecchio and Luigi Poli, who were also collectors of antique writing instruments, decided to set up a company with the aim of producing and promoting celluloid fountain pens.
Although this material had been abandoned bt the established brands for more than thirty years, they strongly believed in its technical and aesthetic value and in a tradition of more than fifty years of beautiful fountain pens. Celluloid is an environmentally friendly and modern material, which does not derive from petroleum products, but from cotton cellulose and camphor. It is not only available in a very wide range of colours, but it is also shockproof - a very important characteristic for a valuable pen!
Visconti has now become one of the largest celluloid pen manufacturers in the world. Since its founding, Visconti has achieved premier standards of manufacturing technology, but at the same time enhancing some of the more traditional techniques and craftsmanship. When existing technology was not available, Visconti invented it by registering various patents like the "Double Reservoir Power Filler", "Travelling Ink Pot", etc. There is no area in the field of writing instruments where Visconti has not expressed its creativity and innovation: apart from the two systems quoted above, the Visconti writing programme includes several different filling devices, special ink pots and many writing accessories.
Visconti began with celluloid and extended its expertise to antique ivory, ebonite, lucite and acrylics, thus working on the widest range of materials ever used in the writing industry.