AP Limited Editions is founded by Anuj Poddar, an avid pen and art collector. His fascination for collecting pens began at the age of nine when he learned fine penmanship. Poddar spent his early years in India and his teenage years studying in England, where he nurtured his passion for exploring fountain pens in the vibrant city of London. He immigrated to the USA and became an active member of the pen collector fraternity. Driven by the passion for pens and the appreciation of heritage art traditions, Poddar spent years exploring traditional art forms that could be applied to pens and studying the technical features required to produce pens of the finest quality. AP Limited Editions (founded on February 19, 2006 in Los Angeles, California); is the realization of Poddar's vision and passion to produce a perfect writing instrument that is also a work of art.
Expanding the traditional definition of ancient art techniques, AP Limited Editions pens are created by a team of gifted designers and exceptional artists, exploring heritage traditions of Lacquer Art from Japanese Maki-e techniques to Russian Miniature Art styles, adding a unique flavor to create pens that journey through time, taking the best of the past to new horizons into the future. Smita Poddar heads up the Creative Team. Over the years, the husband-wife team has grown their company to a luxury brand of repute to receive several nominations for the Best Pen of The Year in various categories.
In 2016, the brand won the most coveted 'Pen Of The Year' Award (AP Limited Editions: Tree of Life Pen); a Reader's Choice Award hosted by 'Pen World', the leading publication for fine writing instruments.
Anuj and Smita Poddar