With Cervinia - Turin 1936 - a piece of the history of writing and of great Italian craftsmanship rises proudly from the dust of a basement in Turin, where everyone believed it buried by the violence of the war. This unfinished story reaches its natural maturation in the Stipula incubator, where the masters of writing lend Cervinia - as to an older sister - their ingenuity and their passion to see it revive in all its splendor. The vast historical Cervinia legacy includes several thousand original celluloid pieces, dating back to the thirties, incomplete in some parts or with some elements damaged by time. These fountain pens are now subjected to a patient work of completion with parts corresponding to the original or restored - where these are still available in the Cervinia material - with original pieces. The work of completion and restoration is carried out in light of the working protocols testified in his memoirs by Giovanni Borrione - nephew of Giuseppe Carboni and last witness of the work in use at the Turin factory. The Cervinia completion program is divided into small, homogeneous batches sorted by model and color. This allows to get back with absolute fidelity and in all their freshness the individual Cervinia collections in the form in which they were conceived and designed by the hands of Giuseppe Carboni.
Giuseppe Carboni - founder of Cervinia, used to perform manual sketches to fix his ideas for new models and variations. The archive of the original Cervinia sketches includes also several technical notes related to the feeding systems and the methods of ink filling, as well as test observations (intended to allow continuous improvement of the productions) and studies of foreign products at the time considered to be particularly important for determining customer tastes. In many cases prototypes and rough sketches were added to the projects on paper, which one said Carboni carried out on Saturday afternoons with an old English lathe that he kept close to his office, in the workshop on Via XX Settembre in Turin. The rebirth of the ancient Turin brand of fountain pens today passes also through the recovery and enhancement of this unique heritage of ideas and experiments, accumulated over more than twenty years by Pen Master Carboni. Within the Cervinia program it could not therefore miss the study of the ancient projects and their putting into production. These Archive Cervinia collections are flanked to the celluloid fountain pens of the Thirties, preserving the original freshness even in a body made current by the materials used.