Sunday, 11 March 2012

Pens Poised For London Stationery Show

The pens - and notebooks - we use say a lot about us.

Pens and stationery have successfully made the transition from being purely functional items to useful fashion accessories thanks to the influence of colour and design, and fashion and interior designers.

Visitors to next months’ Stationery Show in London will be able to see nearly 40 different brands of pens and pencils, as well as a similar number of suppliers of notebooks, journals, diaries and organisers. These range from the new everyday “for Her” pens from BIC to Waldmann silver pens from Germany.

Pen brands and accessories on display include Sheaffer, BIC, Coles Pen Company, Laban, Ohto, Otto Hutt, Platinum, Yoropen, Worther, GBA Pen, Fisher Space Pens, Montegrappa, Gelcy, Jakar International, Caran d’Ache, PCC/M&G Stationery, Manuscript Pen, Maped, uni-ball, Posca markers, Notable Designs, Stabilo International, Brownlow, Smencils, Stone Marketing, Faber-Castell, Schneider, Sherpa, Tombow, Studio Pens, Kaweco, Retro 51, Schmidt, Thinking Gifts, Trinity Xtras, Waldmann and Zebra Pen.

Three pen brands – Faber-Castell, Sheaffer and uni-ball – are also Official Partners of National Stationery Day which takes place on Tuesday 24 April, the opening day of the exhibition.

“Nothing beats a handwritten note or letter, especially one using real ink” says Chris Leonard-Morgan, organiser of the Stationery Show and National Stationery Day.

“National Stationery Day has been launched by the Stationery Show and Stationery Magazine to get Britain putting pen to paper and talking about its favourite pens and stationery products”.

“It will be a celebration of the written word and all things stationery, and will be one of the highlights of the exhibition.”

The Stationery Show takes place at the stylish Business Design Centre inLondonon Tuesday 24 – Wednesday 25 April.

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