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Set the stage for an ambitious year with luxe stationery and other essentials

This season, prepare yourself for the corner office. Begin with a pop of colour, courtesy Alber Elbaz’s notebooks from Lanvin, or go dramatic with a quill pen from Italian brand Rubinato. Another brand that is getting popular among our choosy CEOs and publishers is Pineider, the 200-year-old fine stationery experts from Rome. And don’t forget to keep some correspondence notes handy – Smythson’s cards get the message across, loud and clear.

Text : Sneha Jalan

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Radeesh Shetty’s Bengaluru based brand, Purple Turtles, showcases quirky lighting from designers across the country. This retro table lamp is crafted from metal and wood. The art deco design’s curved form and dome-shade is both functional and vintage-themed. Rs5,550 at the store. Details: 080 41528039

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Functional doesn’t have to be boring. Add a pop of colour to your desk with this sleek metal Soho Clasp diary, from UK-based Smythson. Crafted from glossy croc-effect calf leather, the booklet features a calendar and ‘to do’ sections. The dairy is bound by Smythson’s signature featherweight paper, with each page edged with
gold.Rs 33,600.
Details: net-a-porter.com

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Belgian designer Martin Marigela’s label Maison Martin Marigela is known for its avant garde designs. This magnifying glass gives the stereotypical ‘bespectacled’ concept a quirky twist. Fashioned by recycling one half of a pair of glasses, it shows that the boss means business. And it’s great for keeping track of the fine print on documents.Rs 4,693. Details: quilllondon.com

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American gadget-accessory and home decor brand Grovemade makes their products using natural materials. This mousepad from their Walnut Desk Collection uses a base of hand-sanded and oiled walnut, with supple vegetable-tanned leather for the mouse glide on. The underside is lined with cork and there is also a slot for a pen or stylus. Rs 5,279. Details: grovemade.com

Yellow shine

Stapling was never so much fun. Spanish company El Casco’s stapler comes fully or partially plated in 23 carat gold. It is the only manufacturer that smoothens out the surface which comes into contact with the staples. Repeated polishing of the surface ensures a mirror finish, and the company manufactures its own staples, using high-resistance drawn wire. Rs 8,002 onwards at penboutique.com

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Mumbai-based Papier Project highlights locally-produced stationery. This Nautical Explorer set includes 12 note cards, folded cards with matching envelopes, and a tear-off notepad. Subtle motifs of a ship’s wheels, sea horses and anchors can be spotted on its navy blue and white pages. The embossing can be customised and replaced with a personal or company logo. Rs 2,500. Details: thepapierproject.com

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The 125-watt BeoPlay S3 bluetooth speakers from Bang and Olufsen, are inspired by geometry. Approximately six inches in dimension, they can dish out ambient sound, with the characteristics of a stereo set-up and are desktop-ready. Available in India later this week. Approximately Rs 34,000. At the showroom in DLF Emporio Mall. Details: 093123931239

Warhol tribute

Last month, Mont Blanc launched the Andy Warhol pen, for its annual Great Characters Edition. The American artist has many accolades to his name, including pioneering computer-generated art in 1984. The piston fountain pen features his artwork of Tomato soup tins imprinted in stainless steel. The nib tip is finished in 14-carat gold and rhodium. Approximately  Rs 62,260 at DLF Emporio Mall, Delhi. Details: 011 43592856

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This regal journal from Delhi-based premium accessory and stationery designer Anand Prakash, is handmade in soft sheep leather, with 24-karat gold-plated metal corners. The journal comes with an intricately-cut motif of a brass leaf-shaped bookmark, with a tassel. Each journal is delivered in a recycled-wood gift box. Rs 3,990 onwards at anandprakash.com

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Take the lead
To commemorate its 240th impressionAnniversary, German stationary manufacturer Faber Castell has introduced the limited-edition 1761-2001 Perfect Pencil. Made of Californian cedar wood, it features an 18-carat white-gold extender and end piece. The extender’s rim is decorated with three diamonds to mark the third millennium. Approximately Rs 7,25,218. On order at the store in Kilpauk. Details: 9952042685

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