The Exacompta Bloc Faf is a cool retro inspired pad of paper held together with real metal bolts and washers. People just adore this pad of paper when they see it. It has a mid-20th century styling (think Perry Mason and Della Street) while being incredibly sturdy and useful.
It stays put on a desk, with the underside having five rubbery feet. A bloc of two hundred sheets is deposited on two metal spokes, and held in place with a metal bar and two washers. The metal does corrode a bit over time.
It will definitely get double-takes in an office – yet it is in no way fancy or overdone – just great design.
A nice “upgrade” I recently discovered is that it can take quadrillé (graph paper) refills! I’ve got one waiting to jump into service.
Recommended without reservation!
8 Replies to “Exacompta Bloc Faf – Retro Office Excellence”
Fabulous. Where can I find one?
Exacompta is part of the corporate Clairefontaine group, so any store that stocks Clairefontaine paper or notebooks, Rhodia pads, Lalo paper, etc. might be a place to check.
I was lucky enough to find this locally.
One thing I forgot to mention – the Bloc Faf is available in three sizes – I chose the intermediate format.
Where can I order this? I have searched the web. Thanks.
Laywine’s in Toronto is one store I’ve seen them at which does mail order. (The other place I’ve seem them is a really small store.)
Anyone out there able to suggest any other places?
can you explain the size format? I don’t understand these sizes.
These guys have them– the small size is available online, and I bought the large at their store in Portland, OR