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Described by Wallpaper* as 'a minimalist’s dream,' Mark+Fold has been featured in numerous publications around the globe.

UK press includes FT How To Spend It, The Independent, The Evening Standard, Elle Deco, The Telegraph Luxury, and House & Garden; as well as Tatler Asia, Design Boom and 91 Magazine. A selection of our favourites are included here.

 

 

 

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Financial Times, How to Spend it, Thank you, next: the best luxury stationery
Screenshot of The Financial Times article 'Thank you, next: the best luxury stationery' 7 December 2019
“We’ve decided to do just one thing -– and do it really damn well.” This means ultra-fine papers (plain, lined and grid-dot) that are celebrated by fountain-pen enthusiasts; section-sewn binding done in Belgium using cold glue –“essential to ensure the book opens completely flat and doesn’t make that creaking noise when you open it."

Wallpaper*, Mark+Fold launches a small but perfectly formed range

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"There's a tendency, Cooper-Wright explains, 'to see stationery as throw-away, when in fact a notebook is for many people the one single object they carry with them all day – along with a phone perhaps. We feel that if you spend all day writing in your notebook, then it should be a good experience.' This ethos is realised both in form and function, as well as the factor of material provenance – so often a shorthand buzzword synonymous with ersatz authenticity, but here deeply considered and documented in detail.

'My parents are architects who use heavyweight, high quality materials,' she says, expanding on her inspiration for setting up Mark + Fold, 'and I think I have inherited some of their design philosophy; being inspired by the materials and making process, rather than designing something on paper and then asking "what shall we print it on?’"

 

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Elle Decoration UK, The Joy of Stylish Stationery, and the British Brands Doing It Best

Tatler Asia, 10 Luxe Diaries

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91 Magazine, 10 of the Best Independent Stationery Brands

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"Mark+Fold is one for the ultimate minimalist. Created in 2015 by designer Amy Cooper-Wright, Mark+Fold is a proudly sustainable and a completely transparent brand, sharing every detail of its production with its customer base and hoping to encourage other brands to do the same.

The understated aesthetic of the London-based brand is inspired by Amy’s extensive creative work, including designing coffee table books for art galleries, and the philosophy of Japanese graphic designer Kenya Hara about designing ’empty vessels into which people project their ambitions and dreams’."

Creative Boom, 22 of the best online stationers for 2022

Creative Boom 22 of the best online shops for stationery

The Telegraph Luxury

screenshot of The Telegraph article: Striking the right note: the customised stationery comeback

 

 

 

“Choosing to use stationery in the digital age is very much a conscious choice, and so paper has to have a materiality that you want to choose to write on,” says Cooper-Wright. “I use a small niche of mills in Scotland and Greater Manchester, and one in Holland because it offers Cold-glue Ota-binding, which no one else can do, but produces notebooks that open completely flat.” Such attention to detail has made the Mark One Notebook, with 35 per cent cotton paper, her bestseller.

Artisanal and bespoke, Mark + Fold is definitely targeted at the aesthete, but it has a considered philosophy behind it. “I take inspiration from Kenya Hara, the force behind Muji. He wrote a book called White, about the power of a white surface and our compulsion to make our mark on it. Starting the first page of a notebook can be quite emotional. It’s just not the same on screen. It’s been proven that you think differently on paper so using stationery is much more than just a style statement.”

 

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