Montegrappa had an extensive collaboration with Dr. Richard Restak, M.D. and created the Brain Pen. Dr. Restak is the author of many books on the brain and is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at George Washington Hospital University School of Medicine and Health. The link between the brain and the pen, with the act and art of writing serving as an extension of people's ability to express themselves while exercising the brain itself, encouraged Montegrappa to illustrate this direct intellectual and physical connection.
900 silver rollerball pens, as the number of neurotransmitter (messenger) molecules released by a single synaptic vesicle is 900
The top part of the pen is rich and elaborate, while the body is simple, acting as a parallel to a man's body, where all his riches are in the brain
Adorning the top of cap is a cross-section of the brain, based on an ancient illustration
The cap features an overlay made up of neurons, with the pocket clip representing the spinal cord
The clip has a spring-loaded mechanism and its tip is lacquered in red or black to differentiate the fountain pen from the rollerball
Accompanying every Brain Pen is a copy of a book written especially for Montegrappa by Dr. Restak