In 1975, fresh out of school and fingers still stained with ink, Sofie created L’Ecritoire – the Parisian stationery store.
Keeping it in the family, she was following in her grandfather’s footsteps André Tardy, a manufacturer and marketer of glass and porcelain school buckets. He was also the inventor of the “Optimus” 4-colour pen or the bucket flapper allowing the ink not to dry.
Forty-two years later, L’Ecritoire is rich in memories. With its counter always a little ink-stained, L’Ecritoire offers visitors with a passion for writing an endearing universe that comes from traditional heritage, timeless craftsmanship and original and independent creations.
L’Ecritoire offers a selection of high-quality papers and an extensive collection of fountain pens, writing and calligraphy instruments, colourful and metallic inks, inkwells, notebooks, albums, beautiful letterheads, envelopes of all shapes and colours, a multitude of cards, wax seals, natural multicolored sealing wax, and other creative objects.
Optimus pen is a famous brand of our grandfather André Tardy from 1881. Only a small stock of the four-color ballpoint collector and vintage pens exist. It is 100% made in France !!,
JEAN-PIERRE LEPINE pen is an original and colourful pen designed and made in the Haut-Jura region in France.
PENHOLDER Wooden dip pen, made in the Jura region in France,
QUILL & PEWTER DIP PEN Handcrafted in France,
leather notebook with a symbol of Eiffel Tower,
Paris pop up card.