When August Eberstein, Alfred Nehemias and Claus Voss met to engineer the first Montblanc pen, it was an era of steam ocean liners, pioneering voyages and newly founded food. One hundred and 10 years later, the 4810 Collection, named after the peak of Mont Blanc at 4,810m, was launched. When the founders built their legacy, all would have come to nought if they hadn’t been nourished. We look at what might have fed the innovators and the travellers of that time, through food that we often take for granted today.
Photographs by Wong Weiliang. Art direction by Priscilla Wong.