Lambrou Rossi LR Collection

Brief History


The Lambrou Rossi LR collection is a positive working relationship between the two friends, Andreas Lambrou, and Paul Rossi. They met for the first time during the Los Angeles Pen Show in 1991. They traded with some Vintage pens, Lambrou was very impressed by Rossi's knowledge of pen design. Their friendship and respect for each other's work strengthened so much, so, when Lambrou moved to Los Angeles, USA, in 2000 to head the newly formed Classic Pens, Inc. Company, a full subsidiary of Classic Pens Limited in England, they decided to commence a working relationship to create exclusive sterling silver filigree designs for this company. Paul Rossi lived a very short distance from Lambrou's office which gave them the opportunity to meet regularly to discuss the proposed new designs.

The pen model chosen for these filigree art pens was the Parker Duofold Centennial. A year earlier in 1999, Lambrou worked with the Parker Pen company in England to create and launch the fully covered sterling silver CP5 Vintage & Modern pen series. He showed Parker a Paul Rossi silver filigree work, they kindly authorized Classic Pens to use the Duofold Centennial for its silver filigree designs. The new designs formed the Lambrou Rossi LR Collection.

Development work started early in 2000. By the end of that year, 5 designs were created, in succession. The designs are:

LR1 Eagle Chief

LR1 Eagle Chief - Click the image for a full screen slideshow

The Classic Pens LR1 Eagle Chief fountain pen, made by Paul Rossi on the black Parker Duofold Centennial. Paul Rossi put together some of his earlier silver filigree work, including a Native American warrior with one feather, to demonstrate what type of work he could do for Classic Pens, Inc. With the LR1, Paul showcases, on the barrel, a Native American Chief with full feather head dress. The eagle, a Paul favorite, is depicted in flight, on the cap, with the full sun in the background. Hence the title Eagle Chief.

LR2 Harvest

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LR2 Harvest

The Classic Pens LR2 Harvest fountain pen, made by Paul Rossi on the Parker Duofold Centennial in Jasper Red. The sterling silver overlay is based on an original watercolor of wheat, grapevines, and morning glory flowers reminiscent of harvest time on the island Cyprus.

LR3 Woodland Oak

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LR3 Woodland Oak

The Classic Pens LR3 Woodland Oak fountain pen, made by Paul Rossi on the Parker Duofold Centennial in Jade Green. The artwork evokes American Oak, with a design of leaves and acorns.

LR4 Muse

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LR4 Muse

The Classic Pens LR4 Muse fountain pen, made by Paul Rossi on the Parker Duofold Centennial in Jasper Red. Paul created the Muse of Sculpture, and showcases the exquisite detail of the Muse's head, in particular her hair.

LR5 Alaska

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LR5 Alaska

The Classic Pens LR5 Alaska fountain pen, made by Paul Rossi on the Parker Duofold Centennial in Lapis Blue. The sterling silver overlay work depicts a lake and forest scene with mountains in the background. It showcases a family of eagles with the male, on the cap, in flight in a blue sky and shining sun. The female, on the barrel, is perched on a tree branch, near the nest with 2 eaglets.

The 5 silver filigree designs LR1-LR5 were launched at the Los Angeles Pen Show February, 2001.

Between 2004 and 2007, Lambrou and Rossi created the company's pen models Legend™ and Mythos®, both in full size and oversize versions.

Towards the end of 2013, the USA company Classic Pens. Inc, name was changed to Lambrou Pens. Inc, to avoid confusion with others who use the generic word classic, as part of their name or their products.

Celestial Art Pens

Three new Celestial art pens, based on the oversize Mythos®, and the exclusive Space Blue diffusion bonded acrylic, were created by Lambrou and Rossi. These are:

LR6 Planets

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LR6 Planets

Towards the end of 2013, the LR6 Planets design was launched. Paul Rossi crafted the yellow pearl cap top inlay, representing the Sun, with the six following planets, on the cap and barrel rotating around it. These are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Paul inlays the constellation Orion, in gold stars on the barrel. Smaller silver stars are artistically inlaid to complete the design. The LR6 Planets showcases Paul Rossi's exclusive hand crafted sterling silver clip with unique facets, and a clip art of stars within a textured pattern to compliment and enhance the composition.

LR7 Moonlight

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LR7 Moonlight

During the end of 2013, The Classic Pens LR7 Moonlight art pen by Paul Rossi was created. It represents one of his best works. A beautiful handcrafted art pen, it evokes a nighttime forest scene lit with a full moon, gold star constellations, and a scattering of silver stars. The LR7 Moonlight excels with Paul Rossi's exclusive hand crafted sterling silver art clip with unique facets, and rock pattern to compliment and enhance the composition.

LR8 Jupiter

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LR8 Jupiter

In 2014 The LR8 Jupiter was launched. The planet Jupiter is inlaid in Flame Red, another of the company's exclusive diffusion bonded acrylics. The clip, cup band and trim are hand crafted, by Paul Rossi in sterling silver. The clip front facet showcases stars with a textured pattern which compliment and enhance the pen composition. There are three Constellations on the pen in large gold stars which are larger than the silver stars. On the cap, on either side of the clip, is Ursa Major and Ursa Minor. On the barrel the Orion. Paul Rossi completes the composition by artistically inlaying smaller silver stars on both the cap and barrel. With time, the silver trim and stars gain a wonderful patina, while the gold Constellation stars will remain bright. Click here to read more...


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