On a recent trip to Manchester I noticed that Muji’s low centre of gravity mechanical pencils finally made it to Europe.
Last year they weren’t available in the UK or Germany, which prompted me to visit Muji’s “global flagship store” on Huaihai Road in Shanghai1.
The main purpose of the visit was to get my hands on this pencil for Gunther and myself.
They even had a cafe. I haven’t eaten Muji food before.
The food was quite good. It was slightly more expensive than expected, but the price was acceptable.
In the stationery corner there was a lot to choose from.
Pen and paper wise there wasn’t much more than what I am used to from Manchester, despite Manchester only having a small store now (the bigger one closed down about ten years ago)…
..there was however a lot more choice in terms of desk organisation (trays, boxes, ..).
The decoration was quite nice and it was easy to try products out before buying.
Can you spot the low centre of gravity pencil in the picture above?
As usual you can open pictures in a new tab to see them in high resolution.
I bought some other nice products, too.
I should show them in a separate blog post.
- It’s one of the stationery related stores I forgot to write about in my recent series of Shanghai related blog posts from my trip in August 2016. [↩]