Writing and being able to write by hand matters and is as important today as it ever was, even in an increasingly digital world. World Stationery Day celebrates the written word and all things which make it possible.
In honour of World Stationery Day, we've selected our top stationery picks that will keep you writing, organised and importantly looking super stylish at the same time!
Concrete Sketch Pencil
£45.00 from STUDIO 22, THE NATIONAL THEATRE
It's not every day you see a concrete pencil! A weighty pencil for seriously stylish work. Made from the highest-quality concrete and metal, this sketch pencil is sturdy and stylish. Heavy enough to be used as a mini-paperweight but still light enough for all-day use. Whether you'd prefer your office-mates to ask to borrow it, or just look on in jealously, this pencil can do it all. With its refillable 5.5mm lead and internal sharpener, this pencil will last you a lifetime.
Concrete Tape Dispenser
£50.00 from STUDIO 22, THE NATIONAL THEATRE
This sculptural tape dispenser makes a serious statement. It's design thoughtfully employs three basic geometric shapes giving it its sculptural qualities. A large hexahedron serves as the weighted base, a slender rectangular prism holds the cutting blade and a cylinder acts as the tape holder. Created using a high-performance, high-density, specially created concrete formula which is resistant to weathering, chipping and cracking.
Concrete Rollerball Pen
£40.00 from STUDIO 22, THE NATIONAL THEATRE
It would seem concrete is having a moment! Designed and made by world-class Studio 22 based in Tawain. They produce highly unusual and unique products of metal and cement of intelligent design using only the best materials. As it comes individually boxed, this pen makes a perfect gift to celebrate a new job or graduation.
5-Piece Buro Set
£50.00 from HYPER HYPER GALLERY
This award winning, design-led stationery set looks fantastic and is ideal for any desk or office. The 5 piece stationery set includes tape dispenser, calculator, hole punch, stapler and LCD Calendar, designed by Adrian & Jeremy Wright. The brothers have a background in engineering and their approach is driven by a desire to reconsider and simplify how objects look and function.
Brass 'Sport' Fountain Pen
£75.00 from KAWECO, THE NATIONAL THEATRE
A bold pocket fountain pen made of solid brass with a steel nib and iridium tip for ink cartridges. Based on an original 1930's design, this fountain pen is anything but ordinary.
Copper ‘Lilliput’ Fountain Pen
£82.00 from KAWECO, THE NATIONAL THEATRE
A beautiful, compact and elegant fountain pen made from solid untreated copper. The pen will develop a unique patina over time; in air untreated copper slowly acquires a blue-green outer coating, or with regular use, the pen will develop a darker, coppery colour. A huge trend for 2016.
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