X47 Address booklet
Life to the Fullest.
One day you pick up the pages and neatly enter the first names of acquaintances and friends. Decades later you still have your address book in use. By the way, it has grown into a veritable collage. Pickled business cards, crossed-out entries and supplemented notes have long since transformed the initial order into a colorful witness of life.
This Side of Digital Nirvana.
Every organization starts out with a tool. That is literally, philologically true. The Greek word "organon", which is the root of the word organization, means exactly that. But there can be many tools in an organization and nowadays it’s digital "tools" and "apps" which collect and sort addresses, appointments and notes, parking them in a globally accessible digital never-never land (or "cloud"). It has its admirers. For analogue individuals, there is a broad spectrum of organizational aids beyond smartphones, laptops or tablet computers. It’s interesting to observe how the size of those analogue systems followed the vector of technological development of electronic devices. During the heyday of the PDA (Personal Digital Assistant, as the older among us will recall) the pocket calendar and books for taking notes couldn’t be small enough, which is why even formats smaller than jacket pocket compatible A6 entered the market. In the tablet computer era, the A5 took over as the only serious desk top format. The analogue organization system features both formats, but its greatest strength is the elaborate concept and the ability to combine components in different formats.
Analogue is also smart.
The X47 was designed by the former management consultant, Matthias Büttner. It’s a natural outgrowth of his appointment packed business practice. In the last several years it has matured into a well thought out system of options and combinations. There are places in the booklets for appointments, addresses, notes, etc. which can be secured with the aid of a rod in the spine in spring loaded tracks inside the leather cover. The primary advantage is that a completely filled X 47 cover is quite a bit more slender than a ring binder, which has a "minimum thickness" determined by the construction (i.e. the binder mechanism plus the thickness of the cover). An additional advantage is that the insert can be written on almost to the middle of the page. And finally, the individual "sub-systems" (annual calendar, monthly and weekly plans, notebooks with different rulings) can be quickly re-shuffled for daily use: Is the annual calendar, the monthly calendar, or the more detailed weekly calendar needed (or all three)? Should the ruling be used today for sketches, or hand-written notes? Is a logbook or a teacher’s calendar needed? These are all parameters which can be quickly decided and implemented and in contrast to ring binder logic they can be easily established as functional units. You’ll only be taking with you what you actually need for today. Or tomorrow, when the requirements might be completely different. We offer four versions of the X47 – one opulently and one basically equipped (and correspondingly economical) model in A5 and both models in A6.
A Rolls Royce.
The X47 A5 organization system is the key product of the X47 line. It features six spring loaded tracks, four of which are for A5 inserts in the binding, with one each for A5- and A6-inserts on the right and left. The binding opens like a triptych so that the contents is easily displayed. For instance, the four mechanisms in the binding hold two calendar inserts for noting appointments and things to do, while the address insert on the right side registers contact information and the mechanism on the left has space for the monthly calendar in the A6 format. The monthly calendar, as well as the A6 notebook, can just as easily be snapped into the jacket pocket A6 format X47 system.
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