Made By 68º has just launched a desk accessories range. Our range will include bespoke bookends, Pen Pots, Leather Desk Mat, iPad/iPhone stands and Desk Tidies. As our range expands we will post further information on our site. In the mean time we kick off our Pop/Deco accessory range with a stunning set of Paperweights.
Each paperweight has a rare earth magnet in-bedded on one side so that paperclips staples and other small loose objects can be kept at bay.
Our paperweights will be sold in a gift box, in sets of two for £99. Each set will include copies of the original sketches and an explanation of the materials and build process. The ultimate gift for the man or women who has everything
Made from 5,300 year old Bog Oak and Corian and designed to emulate the Made By 68º logo. These exquisite hand crafted paperweights come in Red, Yellow and Green. (Other colours available from DuPont in the Corian range).
A little more information about Bog Oak (Thank you Wikkipedia)
Bog-wood, also known as abonos and morta, is a material from trees that have been buried in peat bogs and preserved from decay by the acidic and anaerobic bog conditions, sometimes for hundreds or even thousands of years. The wood is usually stained brown by tannins dissolved in the acidic water. Bog-wood represents the early stages in the fossilisation of wood, with further stages ultimately forming lignite and coal over a period of many millions of years.
Bog-wood may come from any tree species naturally growing near or in bogs, including oak (Quercus – "bog oak"), pine (Pinus), yew(Taxus), swamp cypress (Taxodium) and kauri (Agathis). Bog-wood is often removed from fields etc. and placed in clearance cairns. It is a rare form of timber that is "comparable to some of the world's most expensive tropical hardwoods".
If you are interested in purchasing a set please get in touch using the form on the site.