My daughter gave me a matchbox containing a tiny little gem. A little book on a folded strip of paper. It's such a nice little thing that I want to show this to you. There are many more where this came from! You can find them on www.matchboox.com.
You will understand that boox in a combination of "box"and "books".
The MatchBoox Story told by Emmanuel van Leeuwe:
" It all started with my uncle's basement in France beneath his old mansion at rue de la Victoire where he made books with artists. Ever since I was a kid, I looked forward to the weekend trips from my native Holland to Metz in Lorraine. It is there that my uncle Richard Meier showed me how to bind books yourself, how to fold the pages, how to calculate which page goes where in the handmade books. It was wonderful to see him work with love, humor and respect for The Book.
Many years later, my uncle came up with the idea of handmade books in matchboxes. The match would symbolize the true creative spark. Thanks to the many many years of experience in book making of my uncle, we quickly innovated the matchbox to a MatchBoox. He suggested a very ancient form of book binding, in a harmonica shape, called Leporello. We then embossed our logo by hand in the paper and put this Leporello book in a timeless matchbox cover. Hence, the MatchBoox were born.
Now I am able to share my passion for unique books with many people, passing on beauty with every little book in a matchbox. I still invest in artistic freedom. I still make the books by hand. And I still love that smell of ink and paper in the morning".
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