10 x 15 x 10cm
Handmade by the famously cantankerous octogenarian Francoise Huin, the last remaining hand typesetter left in France, Astier de Villatte’s gilt-edged, deliciously thick paper notebooks are works of art in their own right. When Monsieur Huin’s workshop and his Linotype machine - deemed “the eighth wonder of the world” by Thomas Edison - risked closure, Astier de Villatte stepped in, bought the business, and employed three new apprentices to ensure this ancient craft doesn’t vanish forever. Lightly indented with a monogram pattern in black ink, the rainbow pigmentation on each notebook cover is added by hand - which means each one is completely unique. Your best secrets have found a new home.
Astier de Villatte
With a penchant for archaeology and nostalgia, and an unspoken mantra of ‘handmade in Paris’, you’d be forgiven for assuming that French lifestyle brand Astier de Villatte is as old as its collaborators. Most famous for the iconic, chalky white-glazed black terracotta ceramic stashed in delicious towers in their tiny boutique on Rue Saint-Honoré, Astier de Villatte now produce borosilicate glassware, titanium cutlery, gilt-edged notebooks and some of the best eau de colognes in the world.
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