Founded in 2009, TEN is a Hong Kong-based Design Stationery brand. ‘ten’ is inspired from Japanese. The pronunciation of ‘ten’ in Japanese means ‘a point’. Writing begins from a point; hence, the use of ‘ten’ as their brand name expressing the concept of ‘start-up’.
They aim to explore new extraordinary and practical ideas of stationery and present them in a beautiful minimalistic style.
All their items are designed in Hong Kong, by Paul Lam. Their range is heavily inspired by their very special local culture. Some of their designs have received international design awards, such as the GOOD DESIGN AWARD, RED DOT DESIGN AWARD, IF DESIGN AWARD and HKDA GLOBAL DESIGN AWARDS.
Subdued colours, beautifully finished smooth anodised aluminium and an absence of the superfluous, their creations are bauhausian in their simplicity, but full of clever practical details which make them like no other and a joy to use.
We have selected 4 writing instruments from their range, all of them available in either Silver, Rose Gold or Inky Black.