In 1919, Italy began a complicated post-war period, fostered by the Russian Revolution, in which, after the Great War, and despite the damage suffered after World War I, a period of hope, strength and development began in all the country.
In that year, the“Fabrica Italiana di Penne a Serbatoio-Aurora” was founded, in the heart of Turin, on Basilica 9, with the financial support of Isaia Levi.
The name ofAurora is explained precisely by that historical moment that was considered a resurgence, a new beginning, of the one that was in the beginning. Hence, the name could not be more expressive.
From the very beginning,Aurora's writing instruments proved that it could compete with the British and Americans in both quality and style, despite the fact that in the beginning most of its models were of a rigorous black, and with a marked Italian style.
Only 6 years after its founding, in 1925,Aurora began to produce pens in different colors, and, above all, it began to use a material that would later become one of its hallmarks: celluloid, with which it would manufacture the International series. Quite similar to Parker's Duofolds, which contributed in a key way to reinforcing the brand's reputation.
The modern 88 and Optima pieces, are part of the small group of the best European pens, showing outstanding quality. Aurora's gold nibs, for their part, always manufactured by the house and never ordered from third parties, are among the best in the world, as well as beautiful. They have a feeder worthy of them, which gives probably the best performance among all Italian pens.