Well-designed objects are the most durable. A true embodiment of this axiom, the Ellepi stapler, designed in 1984 by Italian designer Oscar Lepre, has become a stationery classic and a must-have for any well-equipped office. Still made in Italy, near Milan, by a small team of craftsmen, its design has not changed over the past forty years. And for good reason, as its robustness and ergonomics are now legendary.
Discover also the Ellepi stapler in black and gold.
Desktop stapler with steel clip, epoxy powder coated. Handle and parts in nickel-plated steel.
Loading capacity up to 150 staples type 6/4,available here.
Staple capacity up to 16 sheets of standard paper.
Made in Italy.
Dimensions: 15.88 x 6.35 x 2.54 cm. Weight: 247 grams.
Different colours available: blue, green, water green, orange, yellow and black and gold.
Did you know that the first office staplers could only staple one staple at a time? It was indeed necessary to recharge the device for each new stapling. So was this really an evolution from the simple paper clips, invented only a few years earlier?
Whatever the answer to this question, models quickly evolved and, by the end of the 19th century, it was possible to load several staples… but only one at a time! The staples were not welded together and had to be placed individually in the device. It was not until the 1920s that the first staple bars as we know them today appeared. We invite you to discover the eventful history of the stapler on the Early Office Museum website.
The design of the Ellepi stapler, now widely adopted by other manufacturers, was a great novelty at the time of its creation in the 1980s. It allowed a complete grip of the object and a much better ergonomics than its competitors.