David Oscarson has been creating luxury fountain pens since 2000 when he launched his eponymous brand with the limited edition Henrik Wigstrom Trophy pen collection. Since then, he has created numerous limited edition pen collections – four of which have been the recipients of the Robb Report’s annual Best of the Best award, and the prestigious Readers’ Choice Award for the Jacques deMolay collection – each one a personal tribute to the art of writing.
“The biggest challenge today is helping people remember what a signature means: that it is an extension of one’s self,” says Oscarson. “Much is electronic today, including communication, but I always prefer talking on the phone to texting, and visiting in person to the telephone – old-fashioned, maybe, but much richer, and in my mind, much more rewarding.”
He takes this same mindful approach to the production of his pens. The use of hand-rendered guilloche and enamel, traditional art forms also seen in watchmaking, are emblematic of the brand, and Oscarson takes great care in keeping their quality pure. For example, he makes it eminently clear that the metal parts of his pens are guilloche, as opposed to stamped, since the resulting pattern reflects light in just the right way. Similarly, Oscarson uses exclusive enameling techniques to enrobe his pens as opposed to more cost-effective methods whose results do not meet his standards.
You can view a vast range of David Oscarson’s Fine Writing Instruments at The Baltimore/Washington International Pen Show – March 10-11-12, 2023.
Traditional art forms
Pattern reflects light
Baltimore/Washington International Pen Show 2023
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