Kartotek is a Danish stationery and design accessories brand founded in 2016 by Julie Warberg. “Kartotek” is the Danish word for a card-index or card file system or furniture – used in libraries and other places to keep track of users, files etc. Also, Kartotek Sans is the company’s very own typeface, developed for their own stationery.
Kartotek’s vision is to create a Danish design brand that reflects the Scandinavian simplicity with a modern and yet classical graphic touch; and to combine this with high quality materials and good craftsmanship.
”When I started Kartotek Copenhagen back in 2016 I had a clear vision: to slow the pace of everyday life with well-designed and high quality paper goods. I wanted to create everyday design items that invite people into a quiet and calm setting. I truly believe that more than ever before we need to take breaks from our fast-paced hyper-digitalized lives. We need to find a balance between offline and online time and to make conscious decisions about how we spend our time. “
”As a psychologist I am deeply convinced that writing a note or scribbling down an idea does something good to us; that pen and paper create a certain space, where we feel more at peace with ourselves and with people around us. My dream is to bring more of those free spaces to life. ”
– Julie Warberg