Notebook leather and book cloth

Notebook leather and book cloth
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    Discover unique products designed exclusively by Manufactum and made especially for us according to our specifications – you will find these products exclusively at Manufactum.

    Made of cowhide and book cloth: notebooks with interchangeable book block

    These notebooks, made in southern Germany, show ideally that a designer's aesthetically motivated aspirations can indeed give rise to added functional value (which, unfortunately, is anything but the rule). In this case, the "function" follows the "form" to a certain extent: The declared design goal was the seamless and open-edged processing of a cowhide leather (the same material from which we have our writing pad made), with which one cannot conventionally bind a book block due to its material thickness of 3 mm. Consequently, a separate solution had to be found for its fixation, which took the form of an insert connected to the leather cover by rivets and eyelets. This in turn, designed as a cover, opened up the option of not binding the book block firmly but merely inserting it, which has the advantage that a written book block can be removed and archived and replaced by a new one. The result: a material opulent, yet design unobtrusive notebook with a fantastic feel, which more than relativizes its price by the possibility of lifelong use.

    A find: book cloth made of flax and tow.

    We have the insert (originally made of felt) made especially for us from a rare material: a coarse, grippy binding fabric, which 1. an absolutely unusual carrier material: a blend of flax and tow (the latter - a short-fibered flax derivative - is traditionally used as a sealing or insulating material), 2. owes its robustness to a starch finish (in pre-PVC times, the treatment of choice for much-used library volumes).

    Product Information

    Article Number 82871

      Cover made of black dyed-through ox neck leather, insert of flax and oakum binding cloth. Fastened with elastic bands.

      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.
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