Desk-sized lined landscape A5 Rhodia hardcover notebook with elastic closure and black endpapers. The inside back cover features an expandable pocket. Glued spine, perfect bound, rounded corners. Ribbon marker. 96 lined sheets of 90 gsm ivory brushed vellum paper made in Étival-Clairefontaine, France. Cover has a buttery soft feel and is matte black with embossed Rhodia logo.
21 cm x 14 cm. 192 pages/96 sheets. French design, handmade in Morocco.
The Rhodia Webnotebooks are affectionately known as 'webbies' around the world. Because of its horizontal orientation this book can be used as a journal or a guest book.
Why 'Webnotebook', you ask? The answer comes from 2010 when Guillaume Nusse, president of Clairefontaine Rhodia wrote a note to enclose with the books donated to TEDglobal 2010. It read “I hope you will enjoy using your Rhodia Webbie (Webnotebook). You might wonder where we came up with the Webnotebook name? My son was bugging me for a computer ‘notebook’ and so I told him: You want a notebook! I’ll give you a webnotebook! I put our best Clairefontaine paper, a 90g smooth ivory, inside the famous Rhodia covers. And the rest is history.” The Rhodia Drive website continues to say:
'Add to that the two other snippets behind the name we’re aware of: the “Web” in “Webnotebook” means the interconnectedness of ideas that can be found from surfing the Web, as well as infinity of those connections.
The name “Webbie” originated from Stephanie, who manages Rhodia Drive and its Facebook page.'