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$10,726
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
140
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 13 2013

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www.visionnairedesign.com

Visionnaire Noir Handcrafted Notebook and Fountain Pen
Visionnaire Noir Handcrafted Notebook and Fountain Pen


This notebook was conceived for the writer, the designer, the entrepreneur, and the minimalist. It was designed for those who are passionate, creative, and aspiring. It is a handcrafted notebook designed for the Visionnaire.

The Visionnaire Notebook
2.2mm premium handcut black suede leather
5. 5 x 4" portrait style flap
192 hand-stitched pages divided into 6 sections
Smooth 24lb natural writing paper by Wausau
Pen closure for Visionnaire Fountain Pen
Heat-embossed with Visionnaire

Visionnaire Noir Handcrafted Notebook
Visionnaire Noir Handcrafted Notebook


In a fast moving world, bookbinding is a dying art. I believe in creating a medium for which the world can take a moment to unwind.

5. 5 x 4" Portrait style flap
5. 5 x 4" Portrait style flap

The simple and modest design of the Visionnaire notebook acts like a blank canvas for all your inspirations, goals and dreams. It's classic portrait orientation and soft suede casing lends a comfortable writing surface, allowing the ink to flow nicely onto the paper.

We put more thought into what goes on paper. There's a sense of accountability and permanence in this that I find beautiful. It can be therapeutic. It can bring clarity. When you write in a handmade notebook, you pour into it your ideas, designs, and innermost private thoughts. It is a representation of who you are. It holds your past, present and future.   It was designed for the Visionnaire.

Visionnaire Noir Handcrafted Notebook and Fountain Pen
Visionnaire Noir Handcrafted Notebook and Fountain Pen

Visionnaire Notebook Artist: Celine Nadon

My name is Celine Nadon and I am a professional book artist. I have hand-crafted thousands of notebooks in the past 4 years. It is my passion, my trade, and my life. I put love and nurturing into each book that is hand-crafted. Each piece of suede leather is chosen by hand to be the very finest.  The notebook is made with a smooth 24lb writing paper.  I specifically sought out the best raw materials in order to create the Visionnaire Notebook.  Everything is stitched by hand and heat-stamped with the iconic Visionnaire title in a 10-hour process. Not one Visionnaire Notebook is ever exactly the same.  Each notebook has a specific feel according to the leather and stitching that bounds it.

It all started with my love for journaling when I was a teen. I went through so many generic notebooks that one day I decided to make something of my own, something personalized. I learned bookbinding through trial and error. I enjoy every step of the process, from sewing folded sheets of paper to holding the finished book in my hands. These days I've been focusing on custom made books such as wedding guest books and photo albums, which are always fun because every book is different with their own custom touches.

Smooth 24lb natural writing paper by Wausau
Smooth 24lb natural writing paper by Wausau
192 hand-stitched pages divided into 6 sections
192 hand-stitched pages divided into 6 sections
2.2mm Premium handcut suede leather
2.2mm Premium handcut suede leather


Conception

After the extremely successful campaign of bringing the Visionnaire fountain pen to life, founder Morgan Combes, contacted me to design the ultimate notebook. Not only did we want to create a meaningful piece of art, we wanted to create a notebook that would hold sentimental value to its owner. Just like the Visionnaire Pen, the notebook was not designed for the object itself but for who and what it represents. The moment you pick it up, theres a subtle and distinct feeling. You recognize it, you feel it, there's depth, and there's a connection between yourself and the notebook. 

This notebook represents new ideas, new visions, and new beginnings. Morgan and I sat down and collaborated to create the best hand-crafted notebook ever made.

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Risks and challenges

If Visionnaire gets funded, then we will make sure everything goes according to plan to meet the deadline date. As soon as funding is done, production of Visionnaire will start. Expected shipping dates approximately late January - February, 2014.

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