The Stipula pen is manufactured in Florence and is part of the great Antiche Fabbriche Riunite project, a company aimed at enhancing quality productions in the Writing industry, including, in addition to Stipula, the historic Italian brands Cervinia, Globus, The Royal pen, Tabo.
In 1945, after the liberation of Florence, Renzo Salvadori, fifteen at the time,
was hired at a mechanical workshop, located in the city center of Florence, in an alley near the Piazza della Signoria, called Chiasso del Buco. Here he began his career as a lathe machine specialist, tackling an old turret lathe. It starts almost by accident in this workshop at Chiasso del Buco in Florence Renzo’s passion for pens.
Stipula writing instruments are manufactured in the factory of Florence - Vallina, on the banks of the Arno river. Inside the factory, Stipula carries out the entire product design and all the processes necessary to create the finished writing instrument. Stipula has always combined different processing techniques traditionally very distant from each other, in particular mechanical techniques and those typical of goldsmith art. It is thus possible to transfer original contributions to the pen which derive from the union of traditions so different from one another.
In 2013 Stipula undertook the recovery of the artisanal tools whereby the historic company Globus, established in Bologna by Mario Cecchini, had manufactured pen nibs and ink feeders for fountain pens since the 1930s.