The first Rhodia pad was made in 1934 in Lyon, France. The Rhodia Notebook, originally a sideline for Rhodia, was to become its most famous product. It immediately overshadowed other office notebooks of the time because of its quality materials and original design of a scored front cover. The orange cover dates back to the 1934. It remains unchanged to this day.
Clairefontaine's original cover design introduced in 1951. Julia Child used Clairefontaine notebooks for receipes and notes when she was living in Paris and studying at Le Cordon Bleu.
The Minister weekly format was introduced in the 1950s. An executive from Coca Cola loved the format and wanted to use it as a corporate holiday gift. The purchase and promotion by Coca Cola helped to launch Quo Vadis. The Minister continues to be one of the company's best-selling agenda planning diaries.
Also called "China Ink." Herbin began production of India ink in 1829. This ink's primary component is the lacquer found in the Punjab region of India. Fast drying, it produces a nice shine. Great permanency of color.