oscar lhermitte's albatros bookmark follows as you turn a page
oscar lhermitte's albatros bookmark follows as you turn a page oscar lhermitte's albatros bookmark follows as you turn a page
mar 06, 2012

oscar lhermitte's albatros bookmark follows as you turn a page

oscar lhermitte’s albatros bookmark follows as you turn a page




albatros‘ allows you to forget about having to worry about putting a bookmark into your book when you have to stop reading. created by french-born UK-based designer oscar lhermitte, the page marker is comprised of a thin piece of polyester that is inserted into your book, and because of its structure and shape, whenever you turn a page, ‘albatros’ follows along. just close your reading material whenever you are done, and the bookmark automatically marks the last page you were on.


lhermitte has sent us images of the product which is currently only available in large quantities, so he has started a fundraising campaign on indiegogo to allow him to sell the first production run in packs of 6 online.

the bookmark follows along as you turn each page

how ‘albatros’ appears when marking your page

the bookmark is composed of a thin polyester structure

a video which demonstrating how ‘albatros’ works
  • No more trying to find the page we were at last night when we fell asleep!! Really useful, gotta get one of these.

    Joao Lopes says:
  • nice, will be better for muliple booksmark, for me, often, I bookmarks few places to keep track reference

    nunu says:
  • \”allows you to forget about having to worry about putting a bookmark into your book\”

    The red color (or other bright colors) might help you find the bookmark easily when the book is closed.. and it does look nice, but I am worried that you might not \”forget\” that it\’s there while you\’re reading (in other words it might distract you). So making it white or something close to the color of the paper (or even transparent) might be an solution.

    Overall it\’s a neat idea. Congratulations! )

    Bogdan says:
  • You have to start selling these in the smaller bundles, brilliant ! Maybe universities will buy to sell on !
    Great luck with this brilliant product .

    Mandy says:
  • Really cool product! and a great idea!

    siji says:

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