30 April 2018

Event Post: Montblanc Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Collection Launch

When I received the invite for Montblanc‘s Le Petit Prince collection launch event, I was super excited because this children’s book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, was one of the classics that I grew up reading. This children’s literary masterpiece is one of the most translated books in the world — over 300 translations! — with over 200 million books sold worldwide. It was also turned into a movie, a musical, its very own theme park next to the German and Swiss borders, and even has its own dedicated store in Paris where you can find Le Petit Prince merchandise! In short, it has become an institution all on its own!

The Little Prince Pop Up Books

A fantastical allegorical tale of a chance encounter between a pilot and a little prince from a distant planet, its central themes include imagination, open-mindedness, and most important of all, the value of human relationships. Launched during the event last week at Stripes Hotel, KL, we were fortunate enough to be the first to view these beautiful Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Edition writing instruments, fine stationery, and accessories.

Montblanc the Little Prince 3D Pop Up Displays

 

Upon entry into the event space, it felt as if we were transported via time-travel to The Little Prince‘s universe. It began with a themed photo wall, and as you make your way further into the venue, you’d notice  artwork and illustrations featuring this children’s literary character, little figurines, books in different editions of the books in several editions, and even huge three-dimensional installations, flanked the entire space. Walk slightly further inside and you’d notice a long table, where the quilling and calligraphy stations were. Each of us got to pick from 3 Le Petit Prince quill artworks as well as one out of 6 postcards, all of which were to be inserted into the themed envelopes, personalised with our names. While waiting for the calligrapher to complete the personalisation process, we were encouraged to move on further into the back section of the space, where we could view the Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Edition collection.

The Little Prince Paper Quilled Cards

The Little Prince Paper Quilled Cards

The Little Prince Paper Quilled Cards

Montblanc The Little Prince Postcards

Montblanc The Little Prince Postcards

This Special Edition collection features the young prince and the fox, with subsequent editions to feature other characters and the messages they convey, including the aviator, and the planet. First up, the Le Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Special Edition is made of night-blue resin, which symbolises the deep blue sky of the prince’s universe. The milled cap is decorated with a fox face pattern (the fox is the prince’s “teacher” or “wisdom imparter” in the story) and platinum-coated fittings. A golden star, the symbol of the sound of the prince’s laughter in the story, adorns the clip of this edition. The handcrafted 14k rhodium-plated nib also features the prince and the fox, along with a laser-engraved sentence from the original French edition, into the crown of the Fountain Pen, Roller Ball, and Ballpoint Pen:  “Créer des liens? … Tuseras pour moi unique au monde” (Translation: “To establish ties? … To me, you will be unique in all the world”).

Montblanc Le Petit Prince Special Collection Unveiling

Montblanc Meisterstuck Le Petit Prince Classique Fountain Pen Rollerball Ballpoint Pen Writing Instruments

Montblanc Meisterstuck Le Petit Prince Classique Fountain Pen Rollerball Ballpoint Pen Writing Instruments

The Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Doué Classique Edition comes with a deep blue lacquer barrel with a platinum-coated cap with the fox pattern engraved onto it. The shiny platinum surface can also be found on the metal cone, cap, and the pen clip, also adorned with the yellow star. Available as a Roller Ball, Ballpoint Pen, and Fountain Pen with an 18karat bi-colour nib embellished with the outline of the young prince and the fox.

Montblanc Meisterstuck Le Petit Prince Solitaire Doue Fountain Pen Rollerball Ballpoint Pen Writing Instruments

Montblanc Meisterstuck Le Petit Prince Solitaire Doue Fountain Pen Rollerball Ballpoint Pen Writing Instruments

Meisterstück Le Petit Prince Solitaire , with the engraved fox pattern covering the entire deep blue lacquer pen, is the star of the collection. With platinum-coated metal fittings, the Montblanc emblem is encircled by that very same line from the novel, about human relationships.

Montblanc Meisterstuck Le Petit Prince Solitaire Fountain Pen

 

Like many of its other Special Edition offerings, Montblanc creates ink, refills, and fine stationery as extensions of the collection. The ink and cartridge refills come in an almost burnt orange hue, reminiscent of the colour of the fox’s fur. A Saffiano leather notebook  (MYR 350) featuring a fox scenery print digitally transferred onto its cover, it also comes with a burnt orange pagemaker, and gold foil edges on the pages – this was definitely my fave!!

BagAddictsanon Montblanc The Little Prince Event

I thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself in The Little Prince‘s universe by Montblanc. Special thanks to the team for the invitation!!

 

Images courtesy of Montblanc
Last image, Bag Addicts Anonymous’s own