“Hi, I’m Pierre – king (ask) of the Desiderata Pen Company. I’m a liberal arts schooled chemistry/music double major who teaches himself machining and funds a startup fountain pen manufacturing business on proceeds from a music career after giving up a frustrating search for the perfect flex fountain pen–for the purposes of ornamental penmanship–and, subsequently, building his own.
The Desiderata Pen Company is centered around making affordable handmade pens which can handle a variety of nib types, and that are primarily used for calligraphy, ornamental penmanship, drawing and sketching.
There are dozens of designs in my head that I’m trying to get to, but I started my company first with the intention of making an affordable, handmade flex pen that worked straight out of the box (with minimal prep). Though the price didn’t end up where I wanted it, it’s exactly what I wanted it to be, even if it wasn’t at all what I had planned.
I strive to make pens I love, and sell the pens I make, so, day to day, I focus on: streamlining operations, optimizing quality and tolerance adherence, and refining designs that excite me. When I am not doing that, I’m working my hands to the bone practicing piano, teaching or writing.”
Desiderata Pen Company
You can view a vast range of fountain pens handmade in the USA with a(n optional) high-performance flex option by Desiderata Pen Company at the Baltimore/Washington International Pen Show March 10-11-12, 2023.