A classic ballpoint pen allows you to write between 2 and 5 kilometres. While our graphite pencil will accompany you for no less than 42 kilometres! In other words, the exact distance of a marathon. Fancy stationery has never been so sporty!
The wooden pencil as we know it today was invented at the end of the 18th century in France, under the reign of Napoleon. Since then, its manufacturing process has hardly changed. Indeed, more than 17 steps are still needed to make a single pencil!
The last pencil factory in France, heir to this age-old know-how, our partner Compagnie Française des Crayons, perpetuates the history of the first pencil factories. In 2011, it was awarded the label “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant” (Living Heritage Company). This label represents the recognition of excellent French know-how. All Foglietto graphite pencils are therefore made according to these age-old manufacturing techniques, which guarantee the pleasure of writing.
Dimensions: 17.60 cm
Available in pink, yellow and blue.
To find out more about vintage stationery items, go to the “historical stationery” board in our Pinterest account or to the History page of our website. Each month, we also look back in pictures on the history of certain office supplies via our Instagram account. To do so, go to our “History” stories on the front page.