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.
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.