The year 2020 marks the anniversaries of two iconic stationery brands: the first centenary of G. Lalo and 350 successful years of Herbin.
ExaClair Limited, in its role as the UK supplier of these brands, plans to highlight these historic milestones at the upcoming London Stationery Show with a display of commemorative limited-edition items.
Originally a manufacturer of sealing wax, the Herbin brand was established by a Mr. Jacques Herbin in Paris in 1670. Following a trip to India, the founder imported his formula of shellac, which allowed him to advance the quality of his seals, in adherence and finesse, and to acquire a professional reputation internationally. In 1798, the company went on to create a line of writing inks.
Herbin has released a selection of 350th anniversary gift sets, which incorporate vintage wax-capped ink bottles, available in the first five colours launched by Herbin: black, blue, red, green and violet.
G. Lalo was also founded in Paris by Mr. Georges Lalo, who had worked at a printing and stamping workshop before fulfilling his dream of starting his own company to supply luxury letters and envelopes. Thanks to its craftsmanship and superior quality, it remains one of the most highly respected French social stationery brands.
G. Lalo and Season Paper, a Parisian brand, are both marking their centenary celebrations with a new collaborative collection of notepads, notebooks and compendium sets which feature three attractive, Art Deco inspired patterns.
The anniversary commemorative collections will be on display on stand M501 at London Stationery Show.