Métiers d'Art: New Collection by Can Buyukberber
by Yonca Keremoglu
This October, Sedition will present the first part of an exclusive project Métiers d'Art in collaboration with Can Buyukberber and one of Sedition's collectors Russ Rosenzweig, CEO of Round Table Group, which provides expert witness services to attorneys, and founder of the non-profit Literary Arts Foundation. The project marries the creative genius of Can Buyukberber with the celebrated artistry of Montblanc pens.
Russ Rosenzweig's forthcoming book, The Scholar’s Treasure
, recounts the exploits of the founding of the company and the accidental launch of a brand new industry, expert witness search and referral. The book describes three decades of collaboration between leading professors and elite litigation attorneys, the unexpected growth of Round Table Group, its acquisition by a public company, and the re-acquisition of the company by the original founders in 2019. The Scholar’s Treasure is also an actual collection of objets d’art in homage to the very professors and lawyers that so graciously allowed Round Table Group to exist and to flourish. Lawyers and scholars are among a rare breed of writers who still use fountain pens, and the collection includes one of the largest compilations of rare and exquisite Montblanc “high artistry” pens, along with signed books and other artworks associated with the pens. The collection, in an unusual twist, also includes newly commissioned works of digital art and NFTs that pay homage to the pens and the artists, literary masters, and historical events that inspired the creation of the pens by Montblanc.