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LA DOTTA Domus

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We take inspiration from the porticoes of Bologna, which embody so much history and meaning, to present our two new creations of LA DOTTA collection: Studiorum and Domus.

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Nibs guide

The heart of every SCRIBO fountain pen is the nib and we do it in gold; every nib is assembled together with ebonite feeders only, to get the best available handwriting performance; our nibs, in either the classic 18-carat alloy or the special Extra-Flexible 14-carat alloy, grant elasticity, mechanical memory and softness that highlights every fountain pen writing quality.

In particular, SCRIBO Extra-Flexible nib, a real jewel for handwriting, reached the highest hand-writing performance thanks to the continuous technical improvements that have been made during our previous experience.

Our Extra Fine nib, with a line width of around 0.3 / 0.4 mm, is perfect for those who love extremely thin and rigorous writing.
Our Extra Fine nib, with a line width of around 0.5 / 0.6 mm, is suitable for those who love a very thin and precise writing.
For those who prefer a thin and strong writing, our Fine nib is the most suitable choice, with its line width of around 0.7 / 0.8 mm.
Our Medium nib, with a line width of around 0.9 / 1.0 mm, is perfect for those who love medium-sized writing with a strong and precise flow.
Our Broad nib, with a line width of about 1.1 / 1.2 mm, offers a fluid and abundant writing, ideal if you prefer a thicker writing.
Our special triple B nib, with a line width of about 1.6 / 1.7 mm, is very generous with ink and capable of leaving a well-marked and visible mark.
Our special Stub nib has a very wide tip and the bottom is cut into a cylinder section. It shows a considerable variation in the line width thickness between the vertical writing, of about 1.1 mm, and the horizontal one of about of 0.4/0.3 mm.
This special nib is cut at 52 degree on the tip to offer a wide, soft and precise writing surface. When used with the 52° inclination, the nib offers incredible uniformity in writing width, similar to a Broad. The more the nib is raised to the vertical, the finer the writing width becomes.
Our Extra Fine Flex nib offers an excellent variety of writing widths: from 0.5/0.6 mm at closed tips, up to 1.8 mm at open tips.
The line variation of our Flex Fine nib starts from 0.7/0.8 mm at closed tips and reach 2.0 mm at open tips.
Our Flexible Medium nib, with a writing width of 0.9/1.0 mm at closed tips, reaches 2.2 mm at open tips.
Our Broad Flex nib offers an excellent variety of writing widths: from 1.1/1.2 mm at closed tips, up to 2.5 mm at open tips.
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Description

LA DOTTA Domus

When interviewed about his bond with the University of Bologna, Umberto Eco used the following words: “In my students’ dissertations, I often found quotes from the theses that other students were writing at the time. (…) These students wandered under the porticoes at night and went to bars to tell each other what they were studying (…). This is one of the most beautiful aspects of the University of Bologna: the taverns and the porticoes”.

Eco describes his University as an ancient institution that is, at the same time, young, because its students bring it to life by taking it outside of the buildings when they discuss their ideas over a drink or while walking under the city’s porticoes.

It is the arrival of students, attracted since 1088 by the famous Studiorum, that led to the construction of Bologna’s famous porticoes: to grant them a Domus, that is, a home, the houses’ upper floors were extended by adding balconies initially supported by wooden beams. It is still possible to see these ancient Medieval porticoes, with the irregular surfaces of their dark wood, while walking along via Mascarella or Strada Maggiore.

Over the centuries, the wood turned into stone, becoming the network of covered walkways that connects neighborhoods, shops, and people still today.

We take inspiration from the porticoes of Bologna, which embody so much history and meaning, to present our two new creations of LA DOTTA collection: Studiorum and Domus.

The special, hand-made milling on their surface follows the motifs of the raw wood used for the first porticoes, whereas their colours refer to the contrast between light and darkness that characterizes these structures after sunset.

The yellow light of the porticoes contrasts the black sky of the night while offering a safe guide home.

Its vivid, artificial color not only illuminates our steps but teases our eyes, drawing geometric shapes through the shadows of those arcades that, slowly, lead us to our destination.

Additional information

Technical sheet

Product features:
– Rounded shape with emphasis
– Color: black “Domus”
– Cap, barrel, knob and nib-holder handcrafted in hand milled resin
– Clip and metal components with ruthenium trim
– Length: 148 mm. – maximum diameter: 16,75 mm.
– Exclusive SCRIBO nib made in 18 carat gold or in Flexible 14 carat gold
Available sizes for 18 carat nib: Extra Extra Fine, Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, BBB and Stub
Available sizes for 14 carat Flex nib: Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and Broad
– Ebonite feeder ø 6,50 with 2 capillaries
– Loading capacity: 1,42 ml
– Collection packaging made in natural leather and cotton
– Limited production of 219 pieces per color