About us

Nuuna team behind the scenes

Notebooks are daily companions, keeping our ideas safe - and this is how they should look like.

That's why we not only make notebooks to write ideas in, but to look like they’ve had an idea themselves. nuuna is part of brandbook’s premium collection and our own label, through which we live our dedication for books. brandbook has specialized in producing notebooks, image books and calendars for corporate customers for over two decades. nuuna combines this expertise with a passion for creativity and design: a fusion of traditional bookbinding, special materials and innovative finishing techniques.

In our Frankfurt based studio, we develop new book concepts, testing materials and finishing processes with great attention to detail. Our purpose; to consistently interpret each book in a brand-new way. Our inspiration comes from the things we love most: architecture, fashion, literature, art and design.

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We like nice things with a strong concept

So expect a clear idea behind every design. At times they’re loud, at other times quiet, but never boring, and always well thought out.

What you love, works best - preferably everywhere, every time. The look, the feel and the quality. nuuna notebooks are bound in soft recycled leather, metallic artifical leather, or jeans label material. Truly pleasant to the touch, yet robust and durable. The book covers are carefully produced using a silk-screen printing, resulting in intense colours, or an effective metallic embossing process.

The solid thread stitching allows the book to lay perfectly flat, so the pen can glide effortlessly across the middle. No kinks, no interruptions. The 120g premium white paper provides the ideal writing and drawing backdrop. Our dot grid offers subtle orientation.

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Of course, a notebook should feel good in your hand yet still be large enough for lengthy writing or big fat sketches. Or so handy, you can whip it out of your bag for that spontaneous note. With each use in mind, we’ve developed the formats of our books ourselves – for only the best proportions and aspect ratios.

All of this, together with our mission for sustainable production, make nuuna notebooks unique. We print and bind our books to the highest standards, and exclusively in Germany. Our premium paper comes from sustainably-managed forests, and all screen-printing inks are sourced from vegetable oils. We are also proud supporters of the Bergwaldprojekt e.V. reforestation initiative.

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SMOOTH RECYCLED LEATHER
This intelligently sustainable material finds new purpose for high quality. Made from leather production offcuts, it is flexible, yet durable, and offers the same characteristics of genuine leather. A soft touch coating provides a smooth textural finish, making it easy to clean.

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JEANS LABEL MATERIAL
Originally designed for the name tags sewn into the waistband of your Jeans, this material withstands washing cycles and plenty of tension. Produced like paper, this natural fibre material is 100% vegan, eco-friendly, and with use, develops an ever more appealing look over time.

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ARTIFICAL LEATHER
Even, yet soft to the touch, artificial leather is currently used in fashion collections for shoes and handbags. With its shimmering effect, it turns your nuuna notebook into a fashionable accessory - ready to wear and 100% vegan.

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BUCKRAM
A traditional bookbinding cloth, where gaps in the fibres are sealed through a soaking process. The results create a warm, smooth feel, protecting your ideas from dirt and water.

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FEATURES

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PREMIUM PAPER
All of our notebooks come with robust, opaque 120g Munken paper, from sustainably managed forests. This uncoated paper works perfectly for a wide range of pens, ensuring a beautifully smooth writing experience. It’s off white tone guarantees brilliant colour results.

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LAY FLAT BINDING
nuuna notebooks lay perfectly flat due to their round spine, disconnected book block and solid thread stitching. This binding technique prevents page loss and ensures that you can sketch and write clean across the pages – because creativity carries infinite possibilities.

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360° DESIGN
The artwork on each cover is applied using either highly pigmented silk screen printing, or hot foil debossing. We complete the design by applying matching edge colour, allowing the artwork to continue its flow around the entire book, turning each piece into a work of art.

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DOT GRID & PAGE NUMBERS
Something we came up with over twenty years ago; the subtle grey dot grid, suitable for both writing and sketching. It’s perfect for offering guidance, without ruining your typeface or your drawing. Page numbers provide a quick overview.

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SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION
all nuuna notebooks are manufactured to the highest standards and with utmost care in Germany. Our premium paper comes strictly from sustainably managed forests and all colours are plant-oil based. To protect our forests we support the reforestation initiative Bergwaldprojekt e.V.