More than a showcase, a real know-how … Clairefontaine's Collections illustrate the creativity and expertise of the brand for stationery items. When the book becomes an art object, with delicacy and passion …
K-3, is a new luxury home and lifestyle brand founded by world renowned Japanese designer Kenzo Takada and launched worldwide at the Maison & Objet trade fair in January 2020. The meaning of the name K-3 has its roots in the Japanese kanji ‘三' which means ‘three' together with balance and harmony.
For Kenzo Takada, the collaboration with Clairefontaine was an obvious choice. The artist's boundless creativity was exhibited daily through his passion for design, and was displayed in many different forms such as painting and calligraphy.
Some of the stationery of this collection carry a Kintsugi mark as a tribute to the Japanese ‘savoir-faire.' This ancestral art encourages people to repair a broken object by highlighting its flaws and scars with gold leaf, a tradition valued by K-3.
Edith Duprez-Chenu is a pattern designer and illustrator at Edith and Co Design.
She is graduated in Applied Arts and Textile Design, and creation is essential for her to thrive on a daily basis.
Passionate about colours, materials and patterns in everything around her, she strives to capture the beauty of life through fluid and intuitive brush strokes.
To do so, she particularly likes watercolour, a medium which has its own expression, a delicate nature, and which creates unpredictable colours!
Inspired by nature, the Quintessence range unveils floral and abstract patterns that are simultaneously timeless, poetic, and contemporary.
INGRES paper was originally developed in the 17th century by the French neoclassical artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.
Although today's Ingres papers differ from those used by the artist, the laid mesh that characterises them remains intact.
The laid effect creates a fine grain of tight lines on one side and a marbled surface on the other. This paper is mainly used in the field of Fine Arts and in particular for the charcoal technique. It is particularly favoured in book and framing arts for its vintage appearance.
This beautiful material is presented with natural simplicity in the stationery products of this collection. Let yourself be seduced by the two-tone double-sided presentation of its colour palette with sandblasted or marbled effects.
Inspiring and intense, the new Indigo collection commands a resolutely contemporary and modern style. Brushstrokes cross and overlap, creating patterns that combine transparency and opacity, light and dark. Indigo ink dazzles with colour, allowing the paper to radiate, while golden glints catch the eye...
Indigo elicits a powerful, immediate reaction that speaks directly to the senses. The colour's depth is embodied in a line of contemporary stationery and accessories, a showcase of energy and vitality.
The brand La Vie en Vosges is partnering with Clairefontaine to present a collection of stationery highlighting the excellence of Vosges know-how, from the French forest region where Clairefontaine has been producing its exceptional papers for decades.
The graphic universe of the collection was also developed in Vosges by the illustrator Edith Duprez, who was looking to transcribe the natural, authentic and poetic landscapes of the massifs, plains and mountains of the region.
The emblematic elements of Vosges are reinterpreted in
a unique artistic style, shaped by the authenticity of the territory and the modernity of a line perfectly adapted to the Clairefontaine stationery.
This collection aims to offer style lovers a range allowing them to have a piece of revitalising nature with them every day.
Marianne Lang is an artist from Vienna. Her work is strongly inspired by the vegetal and animal world. Hedera Helix, a tree liane from the tropical areas, is one of the rare species having survived the ice age. At the end of the Fall, as flowers fold down, Hedera Helix blooms from October to November, giving pollen to the bees. Its fruits feed many birds species and enable them to survive during February. Its persistent leaves give them the best shelter. Extremely resistant, this ivy lasts more than 100 years.
The Hedera Helix Collection is a fantastic allegory of the strength, resistance and protection of the livings. The wild proliferation of this liane, in every crack, every gap, tells us about survival, about a vegetal strength spreading everywhere. Happy are the ones having an ivy at home, happy are the ones having a Clairefontaine Notebook at home.
Fluctuating between Asian print and realistic watercolour the "Sakura Dream" collection, literally, the "Cherry Blossom Dream", from Chacha by Iris plunges us into the full shades of spring. Dawn or twilight, these exuberant paintings of freshness and life are as much a homage to nature's delicate and eternal essence.
There is a symphony of ephemeral details mixing the dance of hummingbirds and the choreography of petals pearled with rosé, bursts of gold and light... The staging of this exotic collection exceeds visual emotion, sharing with us the sensations of a sweet breeze and intoxicating woody scents.
This dive into a dreamlike and lush orient is a fairy tale invitation to indulge in the Japanese ancestral tradition of O-hanami: contemplation and wonder at the beauty of flowers and especially of cherry blossoms, symbols of the ephemeral. As nature's fragile and delicate jewels, flowers bloom, blossom and dazzle before dying forever. They remind us that beauty and life are fleeting, short and intense, making them even more beautiful and pure.
A rural touch of pink and white whose miracle is repeated every year, Ode to the spring; let's enjoy the magic of the moment and the magic of being alive!
The first stationery collection made from recycled jeans and cocoa shells!
The protective covering is made from a combination of 50% recycled jean fibres and 50% cellulose-free sustainable wood fibres (which are FSC® certified). To make this product we use offcuts from the denim industry, whilst also collecting used jeans. This eco-friendly product forms part of a circular economy.
The protective covering is made from a combination of 70% cocoa shells and 30% cellulose-free sustainable wood fibres (which are FSC® certified). To make this product we use parts of the cocoa bean which are disposed of by the confectionery industry when producing chocolate. This eco-friendly product forms part of a circular economy.
Self-taught artist, Isabelle Bouteillet has been director of an art gallery for many years. She has developed a technique of illustrative and abstract collages.
What are the creations selected for this collection?
Essentially characters! Colourful, tender, full of spirit, to which the techniques used - gouache, pastel, acrylic, coloured pencil - pay tribute.
What is her source of inspiration?
Paper first and foremost! Newspapers, gift wrapping paper, magazines, letters, photos! Multiform, it is the witness of our daily life, the memory of our days.
What is her illustrative universe?
Happy! Among the characters to whom she is faithful, little joyous women who accompany the happy events of our lives stand out.
Clairefontaine wanted to give life to her characters by showcasing them on notebooks and accessories, combining the sobriety of its paper with the delicacy of her creations.
The Blooming collection is an ode to spring, like a flowering garden in full blossom.
We walk and stroll in the midst of abundant vegetation that exudes the freshness of mint green, celadon, emerald, aniseed, as well as the sweetness and voluptuousness of pinks and purples.
Élise Demozay likes to work with floral motifs, and with this collection she leads you into an evanescent and luminous reverie thanks to the lightness of the lines and the shading of the watercolours.
Using coloured and diluted inks, pastels, brushes, quills and pens, she creates new colours and plant-covered, graphic atmospheres on watercolour paper.
Inspired by nature and traveling, Atelier LZC is characterised by the creations it borrows from poetry, which use blends of colours in a contemporary spirit.
Its works stand out in the world of decoration thanks to their unique graphic style with a highly spontaneous use of colour, giving a festive air to our interiors.
Its free and assertive patterns can be found on a whole range of stationery called Zephir. Metallic finishes bring a dash of fantasy and dreams, adding a touch that is firmly in tune with the times.
Discover this new capsule collection and fill up on Gentleness!
After the pink flamingos and lamas, it is now the otters that unleash passions. Not surprisingly, this voracious fish animal with a naughty and cheerful look makes many people fall for it.
The choice of material, the colour palette and the silver finish bring to this range of stationery sobriety and aesthetics.
There are so many different homonyms to define Chacha : a Cuban danse, a Georgian liquor, a Japanese dish, ...
Chacha went across the world and the Artist Céline Chassary remains fascinated by travels and nature.
She never cease to collect leafs, dried flowers, shells, in order to create a library of inspirations from which she draws the guide line of each collection.
In this new creation called “Chacha by Iris”, we find a rich pink and red blossoming in a luxurious vegetal set-up.
Hearts and poppies turn red, pink Japanese Anemones blossom, butterflies fly around. The Chacha by Iris Collection spreads itself, rises up and flies away.
As transparent as a rib, as fine as a butterfly's wing, as shiny as a poppy's petal, the Chacha by Iris Collection meets all the standards of the Clairefontaine's paper.
In the Chacha by Iris Collection, flowers language get along well with writing.
These products have been made by women who belong to Moroccan Cooperative in Essaouira.
This cooperative creates employment and allows women to gain autonomy and sometimes even gives them a social role, a reason to exist.
They work with few ressources, close to their places of residence, in rural areas that can be quite remote and isolated. Producing and living from the sale of what they produce is a real resource and a source of personal fulfillment.
The Aïda collection takes place under an Oriental influence. Aïda, an Arabic name meaning "reward, forgiveness", is also one of the most grandiose operas by Verdi with an Egyptian flavour.
The Moroccan Fes motifs bring rhythm and breath, inviting us to write, and meditate. Notebooks from the Aïda collection come in 4 elegant colours, black, silver, purple, and lilac.
The embossed motif takes up the mosaic, the mosaic retraces the direction of dreaming and escape.
The embroidered kits are finished in black and purple with powdery highlights.
The Aïda collection, a decor from the Arabian Nights that can be taken everywhere.
Women have always inspired artists...
Photographs are superimposed onto drawings, and women aresuperimposed over flowers, in a way that's reminiscent of Pop Art In Roman mythology, Egeria was the nymph of springs, and it's this allusion to water and to the female principle, that embodies the spirit of Clairefontaine.
Always the same woman, with the elegant grace of the 50s, always the same face, which is vague and mysterious but also incredibly present. Sometimes we see only the mouth, the neck, the cleavage, and yet all the journals burst, radiate, surrounded by an organic light. Boldly, Clairefontaine allows us to experience this secret feminine influence without sounds...
With insolence, the deep colours mauve and indigo provoke and contrast with bright colours lemon and fuchsia.
The Egerie collection is stylish and powerful.
An owl with a blue bow and a deer wearing red glasses. Welcome to a kraft-inspired collection which makes you want to play games and have fun.
The Funny Company 2019 collection, steps back in time and returns to the freshness of childhood.
Positioned on pastel-coloured geometric backgrounds, the sheep, the owl, the squirrel and all the others are grazing; all of them look at us, challenge us. Buddies and teammates, the Funny Company notebook collection will keep you company and guarantee you have perfect support.
After graduating from Nantes School of Arts, Prune Lion enters a Design School in Paris. After graduating, she creates fun, poetic and colorful patterns for several brands in the textile industry while also launching her first collection of silk scarf under the prune l. Name.
Her creations whisper stories full of fantasies, in which a popular but also exotic bestiary lives in a colorful vegetation.
Clairefontaine has joined forces with K-3, a brand designed by the famous designer Kenzo Takada a few months before his death, to create a unique stationery box.
This elegant box with flap, with black velvet interior, contains many accessories specially designed for lovers of writing and calligraphy: notebooks, pads, bookmarks, memo pad, correspondence cards with envelopes, ink bottle and an exceptional glass nib. The ideal gift for all artists at heart.
The box, as well as some of the objects it contains, carry a Kintsugi, as a tribute to Japanese know-how. This ancestral art invites you to repair a broken object by highlighting its flaws and scars with gold leaf, a tradition dear to the creative world of K三.
For Kenzo Takada, the collaboration with Clairefontaine was an obvious choice.
The artist's boundless creativity manifested itself on a daily basis in different forms: painting, calligraphy... The creative tools included in this box were an integral part of his daily life.