Rhodia DotPad - No.16. Rhodia was founded in Lyon, France in 1932 by two brothers, Henri and Robert Verilhac. It was one of the earliest notebooks to use thicker and fountain pen friendly paper. The paper is very smooth and easy to write on. The cover on top of the pad has three distinct lines and they are designed to perfectly fold the cover backward. The design of the notepad is simple and it hasn’t really changed much since the beginning. This iconic orange pad now comes in many different sizes and these days Rhodia has been making many other paper products with similar smooth paper in different notebooks in different colors.
- Dot Grid
- 80 Sheets
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Rhodia started as a family business known as Verilhac Brothers in France around 1880. Their famous orange cover notepad was first made 1934. It was one of the first notebooks making the high quality paper widely available at the time. The Rhodia logos represents the founding brothers. They first made their notepad in Lyon by the Rhône river. People born in this region are called Rhodaniens, and hence the name of Rhodia.