Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
Paperblanks Parisian Mosaic Mosaïque Micro notebook. Our Parisian Mosaic collection was inspired by an 18th century leather mosaic binding executed in Paris by master binder Nicolas-Denis Derome. Descended from a renowned family of bookbinders, his works were much sought after as they showed a unique flair for lightness and vivacity of design. This gold-tooled and polychromatic cover recalls a mediæval motif called "au semé" which consists of small decorative patterns arranged in symmetrical lines or columns resembling a sown field. The adoption of this ancient heraldic motif, combined with fresh colours and new materials, brought mosaic binding into a new era of artistry.