Leather Notebooks, Covers, Cases and Bags

Notebooks, covers for notebooks and books, instrument cases all made in decorated leather, all cut and sewn by hand, worked with the ancient techniques of fire pressing and decorated on the edge of the pages


Rigid Notebooks

Elegant and refined, hardcover leather notebooks, decorated inside and out

 
Soft Notebooks

Practical and useful, bound in a soft leather cover decorated externally

 
Bags and Covers

Accessories and instrument holders inspired by antiquity, in soft decorated leather

 

° RIGID NOTEBOOKS: Elegant and majestic cowhide notebook, handcrafted and aged with a patina that gives it a truly antique look .

The external subject is pressed into focus:

° " Giglio di Firenze " (Florence symbol) in smooth "flower" cut leather for the tobacco-brown notebooks and in suede for the gray notebooks.

° " Ballo della Farandola " in smooth leather for the cream-honey notebook.
° " Title page of the Florentine recipe book " by Castore Durante, with laces and button closure, in gray suede version.

In both notebooks the rigid rib carries a small pressed lily. Inside about 100 pages always made by hand and aged on the wire, paper sufficiently absorbent for liquid inks.

The cover inside is decorated with a snail motif on the four corners and a leather medallion engraved with the Florentine Florin.


° SOFT NOTEBOOKS: Writing or drawing notebooks in soft cover made of aged suede leather and decorated by fire press.

The external subject is made with different motifs: °the "Giglio di Firenze" (florentine lily, the symbol of Florence) in the version with a royal crown, coined during the period of Florence Capital; °the " Ballo della Farandola " (Dance of Angels) by Donatello.

Inside 90 pages hand-collated and aged on the outer edge. The paper suitable for writing with a fountain pen,  ballpoint pen, roller and graphite. On the cover back there is a  decoration with a Florin in leather.

Closure is made with leather strap typical of the Middle Ages, excellent solution to prevent it from opening inside the saddlebags in the Middle Ages and inside a backpack today. The lace is tied to a " wing " (one longer side of the leather notebook) to protect the pages, to allow the deposit of notes and sheets without being lost, and to always have a pen or pencil with you.


° CASES FOR NOTEBOOKS AND BOOKS: cases in hand-cut and stitched suede with leather lace, with a A5-size white notebook. The interior pockets make it easy to replace the notebook, and suede leather suppleness also enables a broad use as a card holder or briefcase .

The images are fire-pressed with "Ballo della Farandola" and  "Giglio fiorentino", both available in colours: rust (light brown), gray and black.

° CASES FOR TOOLS: Cartridge cases with a pocket on the bottom for small tools for drawing, writing or painting. The closure is made with hand-woven waxed cord and the leather button is always in different shapes. The cases can be wrapped on themselves and closed with the lace, to easily carry everything in a bag or backpack.

The external pressing is Michelangelo's Baccus, and the available colours are: rust, brown and gray.

 

The colours may slightly vary from supply to supply: each batch of leather is characterized by always different shades and nuances, and the sizes shown in the sheets may vary slightly due to the own handmade production.

Variable colors and sizes make each piece even more unique and irreproducible, a tangible certificate of true craftsmanship made as it once was.


The tradition of Florence
Leather has been used for centuries by the Florentines, both to build everyday objects and to create pieces of the finest taste, especially for furniture. We were inspired by the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to create our entire leather collection: from cases to medieval covers that are also perfect for street artists, up to the very elegant Renaissance notebooks more suitable for special occasions and elegant and luxury environments. If you love the glorious past of Florence this is the perfect craft shop for you, the best for inspiration from Tuscan and Italian tradition and history.

Leather to give as a gift
On our dedicated pages you will surely find the best ideas to make the perfect gift for any special occasion. Leather items are perfect for everyone, especially for those who love objects that have the charm of antiquity. From painters to draftsmen, from writers to poets, from lawyers to unstoppable travelers, on our online store you will find the unique and special craft gift for the person to celebrate. For occasions, it ranges from wedding to graduation, birthday to relocation, and even tips on how to thank someone for a favor. For uses, both to decorate the home and to be used every day to create truly free, and that is never banal or obvious! And above all you will make a gift that cannot be found and never seen before!