Friday, 25 July 2014

Montblanc: The Spirit of Meisterstück Exhibition, Singapore

Montblanc: The Spirit of Meisterstück Exhibition, Singapore
Montblanc writing instruments crafting - Hamburg, Germany / July 2014

I recently had the chance to visit the Montblanc headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. If you have the pleasure of using one of their writing instruments, chances are it was manufactured by one of the many craftsmen there. I love visits like that, it satisfy my constantly inquisitive mind and allow me to further understand the processes behind the products I use. While their manufacturing facilities are not usually opened to the general public, Montblanc will be doing a series of roadshows around the world and bringing their craftsmen closer to you. If you are in Singapore, do visit the Civic Plaza at Ngee Ann City from 2nd to 4th August 2014 to have a look.

The roadshows are part of Montblanc's elaborate and interactive Meisterstück exhibition to showcase their expertise and exquisite artistry. The exhibition brings visitors on a journey from 1924, the year when their Meisterstück fountain pens were first made, and how it turned into a unique and luxurious writing instrument 90 years on.

Montblanc: The Spirit of Meisterstück Exhibition, Singapore
Montblanc leather goods crafting - Florence, Italy / July 2014

Not only will there be master pen-makers to show how every nib is hand-sculpted and the steps required to assemble them, leather craftsmen will also be on site to show how they employ traditional techniques and finishes to perfect every handcrafted leather piece. Montblanc will also be flying in their master watchmakers to showcase the intricacies and complexities involved to complete a fine timepiece 

Montblanc: The Spirit of Meisterstück Exhibition, Singapore
Montblanc leather goods crafting - Florence, Italy / July 2014

After my visit to the writing instruments manufacturing facility in Hamburg, I also visited Montblanc's leather goods factory in Florence, Italy. To put it in Singaporean lingo: with the upcoming Spirit of Meisterstück Exhibition, you don't have to visit the Mountains but the Mountains will come to you. There will also be a series of ‘Art of Writing’ Masterclasses, where we will be able to learn more of the various art forms of writing through demonstrations by a Master Calligrapher. Best of all, admission to the exhibition is free of charge.

Maybe it is time to book a trip home to see my family...

Montblanc: The Spirit of Meisterstück Exhibition, Singapore

Montblanc Celebrates The Spirit of Meisterstück Exhibition - Singapore
2 – 4 August 2014
From 11.00am – 6.00pm


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