100 Years On

    Leuchtturm are a family firm, who have been making their high-quality stationery since 1917.

    They produce well thought out notebooks and planners which are a pleasure to use. When developing their products, they pay attention to every detail- because details make the difference.

    Think With the Hand

    Leuchturm1917 are led by a conviction: thoughts grow into words, sentences and pictures. Memories become stories. Ideas are transformed into projects. Notes inspire insight.

    Leuchturm1917 believe that we write and understand, learn, see and think – with the hand.

    The Little Things

    Attention to Detail

    What makes Leuchtturm1917 notebooks special? It's the attention to detail that we love here at USTUDIO. The notebooks are made of chamois-coloured paper, to make handwritten notes more comfortable to read.

    They have page markers, a contents page and page numbers. There is a folding pocket in the cover for loose notes or business cards, as well as title and spine stickers and a practical elastic closure. There are several perforated pages at the back of every notebook, in case you want to share a note with someone else. Leuchtturm1917 have thought of everything!

    Leuchtturm1917 - German Stationery | FAQ's

    Leuchtturm1917 notebooks are made of chamois-coloured paper, which makes handwritten notes more comfortable to read. The paper is also acid-free and sustainably sourced.

    Leuchtturm1917 notebooks offer a variety of ruling options, including dot grid, lined, grid, and blank. The dot grid ruling is popular among bullet journallers because it provides a subtle guide without being too distracting. The lined ruling is a classic option that is perfect for taking notes or journaling. The grid ruling is a good choice for people who need to create tables or charts. The blank ruling is a versatile option that can be used for any purpose.

    The Pen Loop is a self-adhesive pen holder made of elastic.

    An adhesive pad is provided at the back of the Pen Loop. When you remove the protective film over the pad, you can simply affix the Pen Loop to the back cover of your notebook or planner.

    The Pen Loop is suitable for both thin pencils and thick fountain pens.

    Founded in the year 1917, Leuchtturm1917 is one of the worlds premier stationery brands and can now look back on over 100 years of experience in the manufacture of high-quality stationery.

    The family firm is now in its fourth generation, with Axel and Max Stürken managing this Hanseatic company since the 90s.

    “Leuchtturm”, which is German for “lighthouse” comes from Leuchtturm Gruppe GmbH & Co. KG.

    The name reflects the fact that the LEUCHTTURM Gruppe is a traditional, family-run company upholding Hanseatic values in northern Germany.

    “1917” is the year in which the company was established.

    Award Winning

    Characterised by a love of the product, functional details, outstanding quality and a wide range of colours, what Leuchturm1917 stands for – above all – is a clear design language, which has won many awards.

    Grip and Grasp

    Our sense of touch is so sophisticated that we even describe things we have grasped with our hands in the dark in much greater detail than when we only see them. When we grip, we grasp. Each time we take pen in hand and put it to paper, we spark a firework.

    Write it Down

    Bring your Thoughts to Life!

    No keyboard is able to replace the valuable thinking and processing mechanisms that occur when we put pen to paper.
    We write and understand, learn, see and think – with the hand. Writing by hand is thinking on paper. We allow our thoughts to run free. This empowers us to step back. The resulting distance helps us to objectively view plans and projects.

    By writing our thoughts down, we bring them to life.

    Why do we still write journals?

    Writing a journal may seem archaic, but studies have shown that getting busy with pen and paper has many benefits to our technology-obsessed, extremely online selves.

    Professor James W. Pennebaker and his team at the University of Texas have conducted extensive research on the benefits of journaling.

    Read more about why we still write journals on our blog.