UMBERTO NOBILE (Lauro, Avellino 1885 -
Rome 1978) was one of the key fi gures in the
history of fl ight.
A General in the Italian Royal Air Force, Nobile
designed air ships all over the world, but he is
mostly known for having fl own across the North Pole twice. The fi rst time was in 1926 at the request of Norway with the air ship NORGE, which he designed and commanded. The second
time was in 1928 on an entirely Italian expedition aboard the air ship ITALIA. This last expedition ended dramatically when the ITALIA crashed into the ice due to adverse meteorological
conditions, and the survivors were rescued after forty-eight days spent in the legendary “Red Tent.” The event and the subsequent fi ery controversy
tarnished Nobile’s fame, and after being ac-
cused by the fascist regime he decided to voluntarily
go into exile and move to the Soviet
Union where he worked for fi ve years building
At the end of 1936 he decided to go back to
Italy, but due to political and personal diffi culties
he decided to leave again after accepting an
offer to work in the United States.
After the fall of Fascism in Italy in July of 1943,
he moved back to Italy defi nitively and from 1946 to 1948 was an independent representative
in the Constituent Assembly of Italy. His role in history and his accomplishments have been re-evaluated over the years and Nobile
has been recognized for what he really was: a
genius engineer, an able aviator, and an untiring explorer. Talent, inventiveness, and passion were the
key personality traits of Nobile; this combined
with the fact that this extraordinary individual
was from the Italian hinterland moved Giuliano
Mazzuoli to create a pen in his honor. The
NOBILE ITALIA commemorates this Italian genius
through a synthesis of contemporary creativity
and the high quality of the materials used.
The exclusive shape, inspired by the air ship ITA-
LIA, makes this writing instrument more pleasant
and functional to use.
The NOBILE ITALIA is born from the talent of Ital-
ian craftsmen. It is an original product with a
modern design whose inspiration comes from a
The care taken in the details and the selection of
the materials make the NOBILE ITALIA a collec-
tor’s pen, but the pleasure of the feel of its form
(when taking it out from a bag or the pocket of a
jacket), grip, and decisive writing stroke, makes
it unforgiveable to not use it every day.
The “Nobile Italia” pen is available in 4 colors. In addition to the pen with ballpoint “Easy Flow” refill, the packaging contains: 0.7 mm pencil, 3 colored ballpoint refi lls, and a pencil eraser.