Scheduled for Nov. 2-3 at Istanbul's Çırağan Palace Kempinski, Penfest, organized for the first time this year, will gather pen enthusiasts, collectors and artists along with world-renowned brands. The festival will present hundreds of custom pens. While visitors witness breathtaking performances by prominent pen engraving artists, they will also be able to view the rarest pieces from famous collections.
"There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the pen. In the long run, the sword will always be conquered by the pen," said Napoleon Bonaparte, the French commander who left his mark on history. Speaking of pens, Avicenna said, "It is the most useful of all the objects," and added, "A bottle of ink is more valuable than a bar of gold." Here are the most stylish and elegant of the precious pens that will be at Çırağan Palace Kempinski for Penfest, which will be the first event of its kind in the world.
Giants of the show
Throughout the festival, world-renowned brands will present their special collections for pen enthusiasts. It will be a great chance for collectors to acquire rare pieces for their collections.
Performances by pen artists
Performances by famous pen engraving artists, on the other hand, will be among the most memorable features of the festival. In addition to conversations and Q&A sessions with famous pen enthusiasts, companies will offer various surprises for visitors, who will enjoy the festival accompanied by live music. Also, at the ink bar - set up especially for the festival - visitors will be welcome to fill their pens up with various inks.
Reservations have begun
The festival, which will bring prestigious brands together in a full-scale event for the first time, will be visited by purchasing managers of companies and style icons of social media in addition to pen enthusiasts, collectors and artists. Those who want to attend the festival can visit the festival's website for detailed information and for reservations.