Hers Experimental Design Laboratory, from which the Metaphys brand was born, is a Japanese design company known for innovatively rethinking and rebuilding common objects. Managing director Chiaki Murata and Metaphys have extensive experience including involvement in the design of the Microsoft Xbox console, Hono electric candle, and Uzu cyclone vacuum cleaner (the last two garnered Red Dot Design Awards).
The Metaphys Blanc Fabric Cover Memo Pad is another product of this creative talent. The cover has an appealing texture, made of a stain-resistant canvas fabric wrapped over sturdy cardboard. Corners are rounded, reducing the wear and tear that sharp corners are prone to show. The most attractive feature is the dotted grid printed on the pages. Unusually faint, the grid does not obscure your writing or drawing and is a dream playground for the creative mind. There are 70 pages, glue-bound and easy to tear out neatly.
Dimensions: 5.1 x 3.4 inches (13.0 x 8.7 cm).