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. Pushing the boundaries of heritage traditions of Lacquer Art from Japan and Russia, AP creates perfect writing instruments that are heirlooms to be handed over from one generation to the next. The AP Bespoke service brings forth the opportunity to create a unique writing instrument that is your expressions brought to life on a pen. Smita Poddar heads up the Creative Team at AP Limited Editions.

Over the years, this luxury brand has coveted many nominations and awards for the Best Pen of The Year in various categories.

'Our pens celebrate Life, inviting you to experience a transient world in perfect moments of timelessness that are immortalized in the finest visual expressions on writing instruments hand crafted by a very skilled set of artists who face challenging economies to keep heritage art forms alive. Our pens celebrate multiculturalism and reflect our philosophy of unity in diversity and harmony in contrasts. We also seek to strengthen the spiritual connection with Nature and her fascinating flora and fauna and the spatial forms that comprise our cosmos. It is our conscious choice to present our collectors with the whole gamut of sensory and intuitive experience through contrasting binary systems of East – West, male and female, traditional and modern, past and present….'

(Smita Poddar)

'While we create heirlooms through our range of Perfect Writing Instruments, it is also important these marvels of art and craft are in fact perfect writing instruments as well. It has and continues to be our endeavor to continuously enhance the nibs, the feeders, the filling systems and the materials we use for our pens.'

(Anuj Poddar)

Anuj and Smita Poddar