The bookmark Ellice Tris was created by Marco Ferreri for the Italian design manufacturer Danese Milano in 1987. It consists of a filmy layer of stainless steel with an integrated brass sphere.
Marco Ferreri wrote:
“I marked the pages of the book with notes, a used bus ticket, a piece of a newspaper or with a dog-ear.
Paper crumples, slips out of the pages, gets lost. The small one made of stainless steel, however, has a copper sphere that prevents it from slipping and that is useful for opening the book. When reading, I hold it in my hand; it follows my movements and bears me company. It is even washable!”