Our Pen Box makes the perfect desk tidy. It can accommodate all your pens and pencils plus all those strange oddments that accumulate around desks and are too useful to throw away: paperclips, pencil sharpener, rubber, drawing pins. Yet it takes up almost no space.
The Pen Box is hand-made in England of high quality rigid board and wood, with a flanged base and rim lid. It is lined inside and out with Cambridge Imprint patterned paper and has a coordinating book cloth hinge and spine for maximum elegance and durability. It measures 320 mm x 70mm and is 60mm deep.
Animalcules is an original Cambridge Imprint design, first published in 2019. It is a simpler one-colour version of our ‘Milky Way’ design, which is itself loosely based on an eighteenth-century French domino paper. Here only the base colour is printed, and at a much smaller scale, to create a simple and very pretty paper that is particularly suitable for book-binding and other projects that require a regular small motif. The name is van Leeuwenhoek’s term for the tiny life-forms that he was the first person ever to see, looking at pond-water using the microscope that he invented in the late seventeenth century.
Cambridge Imprint paper is printed in England on FSC paper of archiving quality, using vegetable oil-based inks that are kind to the environment. Each sheet is printed in one or two hand-mixed inks on uncoated 90 gsm stock to create a high-quality matte paper with a hand-printed feel to it.
|Dimensions||354 × 80 × 56 mm|
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