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Delivering Timeless Excellence: The Leuchtturm1917 Legacy

In a realm that can prove to be quite mundane, one name has stood the test of time for over a century – Leuchtturm. Established in 1917, this venerable brand has been synonymous with unparalleled quality, craftmanship and attention to detail.

Leuchtturm's journey began in 1917, and the brand has since amassed over 90 years of experience in crafting exquisite stationery. After a brief hiatus during the turbulent post-war period, the company was re-established in Hamburg in 1948. From there, a remarkable ascent followed, making Leuchtturm the world's foremost supplier of postage stamp and coin albums.


The 1960s marked a pivotal moment in Leuchtturm's history as it embarked on an international expansion that would solidify its global presence. Fast forward to the present day, and Leuchtturm continues to thrive under the leadership of Axel and Max Stürken, representing the fourth generation of the Stürken family at the helm.


In the world of stationery, experience and consistency are the cornerstones of quality.


Quality, in turn, provides a sturdy foundation for creativity to flourish. Leuchtturm firmly believes that the tiniest of details can yield the most significant impact.


Remarkably, some Leuchtturm products, like the spring back binder, are still crafted using time-honoured techniques from the company's inception. However, the product range has evolved over the years to encompass a diverse array of stationery items.


What unites all Leuchtturm1917 products is an unwavering commitment to quality and meticulously thought-out design solutions.


Leuchtturm1917 x Monocle: Elevating Stationery to Art

One cannot discuss Leuchtturm without mentioning their iconic notebooks. For over a century, Leuchtturm has been crafting paper products of unparalleled quality, including their famed Leuchtturm1917 notebooks. These notebooks are a testament to simplicity, elegance, and meticulous craftsmanship, making them the perfect canvas for the writer within, especially given the nuances that been added due to a on-going carefully curated relationship with Monocle Magazine.


Weekly Diary 2024: Your Key to Organized Living


For the year 2024, Leuchtturm1917 presents its Weekly Diary, a marvel of organization. This diary boasts weekly and monthly planners, an annual overview, and generous note-taking space. It doesn't stop there; it also includes a special insert featuring 25 city profiles by Monocle, from the bustling streets of London to the vibrant energy of Tokyo.


Large B5 Softcover Linen Notebook: Where Creativity Meets Imagination

Leuchtturm's linen notebooks, available in three sizes with soft or hard covers, redefine creativity and thoughtful living. Each notebook features dot grid paper and six pages housing 20 Monocle ideas for a more contemplative and mindful life.


Drehgriffel Pen: Writing in Style

Complementing your Leuchtturm notebook is the Drehgriffel pen, with its iconic design dating back to the 1920s. This ballpoint pen keeps your writing sharp and crisp, thanks to its spring-loaded turning mechanism and refillable ink. With geometric hexagonal aesthetics and a satisfying weightiness, this pen is both a writing tool and a visually appealing design masterpiece.


The Book Box: A Home for Your Imagination


Matching the colours and covers of Leuchtturm notebooks and diaries, the Book Box is a classic yet trendy storage solution. It allows one to collect and organize your projects within an extra-large notebook box. With room for A4 documents, a 5 cm capacity, elastic closure, and included stickers, the Book Box is your gateway to a more organized and stylish life.


Honouring a Century of Bauhaus Design: Leuchtturm1917's Limited Edition Collection


Certain milestones stand as beacons of innovation and creativity. One such milestone is the centenary celebration of the Bauhaus School—a legendary German design institution that left an indelible mark on the world from 1919 to 1933. Its legacy of streamlined, functional, and masterfully crafted designs continues to inspire and influence.


As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of this iconic institution, Leuchtturm1917 proudly presents the Bauhaus Limited Edition Collection. This exquisite collection pays tribute to the Bauhaus's enduring impact on design and production. It encompasses a range of meticulously crafted stationery, including notebooks, pen loops, and pencils, each capturing the essence of Bauhaus aesthetics.


At the heart of this limited edition collection is the Bauhaus Notebook. This notebook is more than just a stationery item; it's a symbol of Bauhaus's commitment to minimalism, functionality, and skilled craftsmanship.


In a day and age where digitalization prevails, the Bauhaus edition and its companion pieces are testament to Leuchtturm’s legacy as a guardian of tradition and quality. With a legacy spanning over a century, they continue to inspire creativity, foster organization, and deliver the finest stationery that are quite literally bound to transcend generations.


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Words by AW.

Photos courtesy of Leuchtturm 1917.


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