Leather and Binding Cloth Notebook
delivery to non EU countries in 2-3 weeks
Article Number 82869
Thread-sewn, 144 page inner book made of Italian buff mold-made paper (90 g/m²).
A4. 31.5 x 23 cm. Weight 1.4 kg.
A5. 22.5 x 15.5 cm. Weight 700 g.
A6. 18 x 13.5 cm. Weight 470 g.
Ox-neck leather and binding cloth: Notebooks with replaceable inner books.
These notebooks show how much functional surplus value the aesthetic approach of a designer can create. The design goal was to show the stitch-free, raw-edged workmanship of ox neck leather, in which – because of its 3mm thickness – the usual inner book cannot be bound. The solution was and insert fastened to a leather binding with rivets and eyelets. Now the inner book can be inserted and then removed when it is full – to be replaced with a fresh one and archived. The result is a notebook made of luxurious material with a restrained design, a fantastic haptic, at a price which is more than amortized by life-long use.
A bonus: Binding cloth made of flax and oakum.
We commissioned the insert in an unusual material: a rough binding fabric with a good grip made from a mixture of flax and oakum (oakum is a short-fiber flax derivative, traditionally used for gaskets or insulation). It owes its toughness to a special finish which was the method of choice for strengthening battered library book bindings in the era before PVC.
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