Hester Underhill reporting from London: For those requiring a stationery-cupboard reboot, these brands elevate the humble pencil, rubber and stapler to great heights. Whether you're after an elegant steel hole punch or a chic airmail envelope, this kit is top drawer.
A covetable stationery line-up that staff will want to plunder.
Band of rubbers: Rubber bands, Kyowa Ltd: This Osaka-based brand has been producing rubber products since 1923.
Fluoro fun: Highlighter, Muji: These fluorescent pens are retractable, so they don’t dry out too quickly.
Design staple: Stapler, Ellepi: An Italian design classic, still made in Lombardy.
Erase and repeat: Rubber, Milan: Spanish rubber-maker Milan has been family owned since 1918.
Highly strung: Washer envelopes, Present & Correct: These reusable envelopes have traditional string fastenings.
Par avion: Airmail envelopes, Present & Correct: Make sure your jet-set post arrives in style.
Pencil pushing: Pencils, Mitsubishi Pencil Company Ltd: Mitsubishi was among the first in Japan to make European-style pencils.
Two-tone: Pencils, Tombow: These twin-tipped pencils write in blue or red.
Look sharp: Pencils, Fratelli Bonvini: Milanese stationer Fratelli Bonvini specialises in vintage designs.
Red tape: Tape dispenser, Present & Correct: Make light work of taping with this hand-held design.
All in hand: Clipboard, Penco: A sturdy aluminium clipboard.