A5 notebook Grey
THE JAPANESE NOTEBOOK
A well-made case bound notebook created with everyday use in mind. Smyth sewn binding ensures each page opens perfectly flat to an A4 spread. The pages feature a hand-drawn, light grey grid that is gentle on the eyes and doesn't stand out when scanned. We created this notebook to be the kind that fits on a bookshelf and becomes part of a treasured collection over time.
THE COVER CONCEPT
Feel the exquisite tactility of Banshu-ori textiles. The woven pattern known as hakeme (brush mark) is created by alternating a number of different threads to give a brushed appearance. The fabric is finished with two separate surface treatments to add a smooth sheen as well as a finely creased texture as if it has been washed over and over.
Shimada Textiles is a textile manufacturer with over 90 years of history in Nishiwaki, Hyogo, one of the main Banshu-ori regions of Japan. The region is home to yarn-dyed textiles (where pre-dyed yarns are woven into a pattern) and the company creates original fabrics working with highly skilled craftspeople across all stages of production.
|W152 x D11 x H215mm
|Grid (OK Fools Pure White), 64 sheets/128 pages
|100% Banshu-ori cotton (cover)
|Shimada Textiles (fabric), Furukawa Co. Ltd. (lining), Seibundo Co. Ltd. (printing, binding)
|Country of manufacture