The Story of
LEGATORIA LA CARTA
A Frenchwoman living in Florence, Arielle Benozio created her bookbinding laboratory in 2007. The idea was to enhance the production of traditional Florentine notebooks by modernizing colors and mixing them with other materials, while remaining an all handmade production and Italian binding workshop.
Located in the Oltrarno, the traditional area where craftsmanship is at work in Florence, between the Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Garden, 5 min away from the famous Ponte Vecchio, Legatoria la Carta develops a wide range of notebooks, sketchbooks and albums handcrafted with Italian materials like Italian veal, Italian paper and marbled paper made in the laboratory (you can even book a session to have a look at the process) and all kind of materials dedicated to binding. The only exception are the katazome shi papers from Japan used by Arielle to realize lines of sketching albums and notebooks, because, like the marbled paper which is a wonderful material, katazome papers are also very beautiful.
In the end, all notebooks are unique and luxurious !