The FAF Desk Pad (Fabrique en France) metal desk pad is made in Paris in a workshop built by Gustave Eiffel (of eponymous Tower fame.)
The FAF pad is a practical and highly functional desk pad with a unique vintage look. It is practically identical to the original FAF pad first manufactured in the 1920s.
- Sturdy metal construction with non-slip backing
- 200 micro-perforated sheets for clean and easy removal
- 60 g smooth white paper
- Refillable with blank or graph sheets
The shape and size is perfect for the desk, Comes with blank paper but you can purchase grid paper as well. The base of the holder has little gripper pads so when you tear off a sheet the whole pad doesn’t go with it.
I enjoy using this pad on my desk here at the store as well as at home, problem at home is the whole family likes it so I do go through a lot of refills.
Take a look at the brass bolts used to hold metal cover on, nice solid brass bolts have a nice heft and a true feeling of quality. Note the cut out to the far left of the pad, this little half moon punch ensures the paper will tear where it is supposed to, following the perforated top edge along the metal top plate. As simple as this thing is the Folks at Exacompta really thought this through.
It’s simple to change the pads when you run out too. The unit comes with blank paper but we now also offer the same size pad in grid pattern. I you like using quality fountain pens and a properly sharpened pencil you’ve got to try this pad.
Coming soon in different sizes.