Product Spotlights

Rhodia Heritage notebooks

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Plotastic gear

In his words, Mark is one of those "struggling" first-time novelists who can't decide…

by Early Rhodia Driver Jun 20, 2007
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Focus on Rhodia pencils

Click to view larger image Rhodia has been thinking about making a pencil for…

by Early Rhodia Driver Jun 18, 2007
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Rhodia rules

Rhodia notepads not only come in different sizes and shapes outside, but also in…

by Early Rhodia Driver Jun 15, 2007
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Rhodia Meeting Book

The Rhodia Meeting Book in a new compact size: 6 ½ x 8 ¼”.…

by Early Rhodia Driver Jun 15, 2007
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Rhodia at Famima!!

Photo by Rosheila Robles via The District Weekly. All rights reserved. Like the British…

by Early Rhodia Driver Jun 12, 2007
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Where to buy Rhodia

Exaclair, Inc. is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Rhodia notepads, notebooks and accessories, as…

by Early Rhodia Driver Jun 8, 2007
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Rhodia rules

Rhodia notepads not only come in different sizes and shapes outside, but also in…

by Early Rhodia Driver Jun 7, 2007
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Rhodia France site is now open

A catalogue website exclusively for the complete line of Rhodia products. On mouseover, a…

by Early Rhodia Driver Jun 5, 2007
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Joshua Ferris and a Rhodia

Claire Zulkey interviews Joshua Ferris, debut author of a book about working in an…

by Early Rhodia Driver Jun 4, 2007
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Enter the Big Gay Dragon

Her profile reads: Worker bee from Nevada, US. Enter the trippy world of the…

by Early Rhodia Driver Jun 1, 2007
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Rhodia: The Essential Box (L’Essentiel)

The Rhodia Essential Box is deceptively simple! Under the cover of the famous orange…

by Early Rhodia Driver May 30, 2007
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Rhodia pad holders

I finally got one, I mean two. Now I can put no. 11 in…

by Early Rhodia Driver May 29, 2007
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Rhodia pad holders

A great notepad deserves a great cover. A sturdy and lightly grained pasted leatherette…

by Early Rhodia Driver May 24, 2007
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Rhodia signature pencils

The perfect pencil to complement your Rhodia notebooks and pads! They are triangular pencils,…

by Early Rhodia Driver May 21, 2007

Welcome to Rhodia Drive

Rhodia Drive is a blog about the iconic orange notepads from France and the people who love and use them. It is sponsored by Clairefontaine-Rhodia, the maker of Rhodia products. Rhodia – A modern notebook since 1934.

Rhodia Notepads - The French orange notepads with a cult following! These sturdy and economical pads are a favorite of artists & designers, writers, fountain pen aficionados, and people who like to use graph paper for notes, sketching and hand drafting. People love them for their grids, smooth paper and iconic cover. The unique scored cover folds back neatly. The stiff back cover makes writing easy and portable. All Rhodia paper is acid-free and ink-friendly. Their bright orange covers make them instantly recognizable in the store or on the street. Rhodia has been around since the 1930s. It was developed in 1934 as a modern office notepad.

These economical pads are a favorite of artists & designers. People love Rhodia pads for their grids, smooth paper and unique scored cover which folds back neatly.

Dot Webnotebooks, dot grid Rhodiarama soft cover notebooks, and Dot Books are great for bullet journaling. The paper is smooth and pen friendly.

Popular Rhodia products include the classic staple-bound notepads, Webnotebooks or Webbies, brightly colored Rhodiarama notebooks, Reverse Book, 4-Color Book, the unique Meeting Books, ColoR pads, Dot Grid notebooks and pads. In 2017 we are introducing a New Year's series beginning with "Year of the Rooster."

Rhodia was purchased by Clairefontaine in 1997 and production transferred to Mulhouse, in Alsace, France. Members of the founding Verilhac family still work for Rhodia. The Rhodia logo dates back to 1934. Legend has it that the two Rhodia fir trees symbolize the two founding brothers.

Rhodia pads feature a coated card cover which is perfectly waterproof & flexible. The Rhodia pad cover is scored to neatly fold back and features superfine vellum Clairefontaine paper in white with an exceptionally smooth satin finish. The unique stiff back cover makes writing easy and portable, and micro-perforated sheets facilitate easy and clean removal of pages.

Rhodia Retailer and Fan profiles feature different uses for notebooks, journaling ideas and stationery trends.

Monthly giveaways and contests on Rhodia Drive allow participants to sample papers and read product reviews.

David Allen has been a productivity expert for more than 30 years. He created Getting Things Done®, often referred to as GTD®. He is considered one of the most influential people in the world on productivity and time management. David is a fan of Rhodia products. He uses them for his personal productivity, and with his clients. He is the author of several best-sellers, including Getting Things Done – The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.