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.
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.