Six Homegrown Brands All Stationery Lovers Should Try Out
Whether you’re an adult turning 30 or a 12-year-old tween, the love for unique stationery never really goes away. A fancy pastel coloured planner or sparkly pens, we all go gaga over them. If you’re a stationery hoarder, here are some innovative stores you can try.
Rubberband is a design company that curates stationery products and accessories for the modern world. The brand is dedicated to creating progressive and design led products, including furniture and other daily objects. From paper products like notebooks and notepads to writing instruments and furniture to customised designs, the collections boast of minimalism, perfect for chic desks. The brand has also collaborated with international designers such as Floris Hovers and Nathalie Du Pasquier.
Origin One is all about sustainability. The brand offers everyday stationery, handmade rugs and everything necessary for home and office work. “With a mix of artisanal and machine-made techniques, the design- led product range balances functionality, durability, and fine quality with a unifying contemporary aesthetic”, the brand states about their unique products. They offer products like notebooks, planners, diaries, journals, envelopes, pencils, desk accessories, gifting accessories and home décor that have a contemporary and vintage touch.
Archetype Studio lives by one question, “do our work spaces and the environs we work & ideate in, reflect our moods and personalities?” The brand was born from a series of such questions. The brand’s quirky products seek to add a shade of colour, spots of design, and oodles of enthusiasm and freshness to neglected items that we spend hours with. It journals, sketchbooks, and planners, stickers, and bookmarks. Apart from quirky stationery items, they also offer essential hampers, perfect for every gifting occasion.
If the desi touch and everything Indian is your thing, Kulture Shop is the place to be. The brand collaborates with a wide range of Indian artists and designers for curating innovative design-led collections that include stationery, paper products, art prints, fashion, and home accessories. If you are trying to spice up your room with artwork, funky creatives, and culturally relevant social messages, you should definitely get these accessories to brighten up your desks and walls.
Drawing inspiration from Mughal Royalty, India Circus offers a wide range of stationery for all age groups. The contemporary style stands out in every single product. Notebook planners, visiting card-holders, and desk calendars in aztec and wildlife prints are a must-have for someone who loves the indie aesthetic. The brand also offers other home accessories such as home décor, dinnerware, and tech accessories, to name a few.
PAPER DESIGN COMPANY
As the name says, Paper Design Company is a one stop solution for all your stationery needs. The brand offers aesthetically pleasing designs, enough for everyone to choose from. If you wish to curate designs of your own, the brand also offers personalised services stationery services. Apart from stationery products, they also manage to curate a range of cards for each occasion, such as wedding invites, thank you notes, birthdays, money envelopes, and more.A