Friday, November 6, 2015
Goulet Q&A Episode 101, Interview with Visconti Founder Dante Del Vecchio
Goulet Q&A is now available as an audio podcast! Click here for the RSS feed to use in your podcast app of choice, or click here for a direct download.
This Goulet Q&A is an extra-special treat today. Two weeks ago we had the honor of hosting Dante Del Vecchio, the founder of Visconti pens, and Mark Cole, the US distributor of Visconti at our GouletPens.com office. Dante only visits the US once every several years. While our relationship with Visconti is relatively new, we have come exploding out of the gate with the multitude of new pens they've been offering.
Dante and Mark wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to stop by and see how we do things, and while they were here we recorded a Q&A session interviewing them both. Dante is especially charismatic and an absolute legend in the fountain pen world. With more than 30 years of experience in the pen world, he has a depth of knowledge and experience that few possess, so it's an absolute pleasure to hear his stories (and his Italian accent is just fantastic). And with Mark's distinguished British accent, I am proud to do very little talking in this video :) I have to admit I felt a little like a kid getting to sit at the grown-ups' table, it was such a treat and I'm honored to share it with you!
Question 1: The clip is modeled after the Ponte Vecchio Bridge, is that in any relation to you? - (1:30)
Question 2: Why Fountain Pens? - (11:00)
Question 3: How many models of Visconti Pens have you created over the years?- (18:31)
Question 4: The Homo Sapiens is such a unique pen, can you talk about the Homo Sapiens? - (30:50)
Question 5: What is the future for Visconti and what do you see 10 years, 20 years, 30 years from now? - (39:22)
Question 6: What is your opinion on what the Internet has done for Fountain Pens? And how do you see that changing the future of the Fountain Pen Industry? - (44:34)
Question 7: What is your personal pen collection like? How many pens do you have? How do you store them? - (54:41)