The folks at Tom Dixon are apparently quintessential Brits, or so the label’s desktop items and stationary seem to indicate. While they invoke Dixon’s standard minimalism they also tip their hat to British heritage while adding a bit of shine via copper plating.Buy At Tom Dixon (Webshop)
Peg and Awl
There’s a certain aura of down-home comfort to all of Peg and Awl’s creations. Whether it’s warm wood tones or vintage photo inspiration, the label’s desktop products trigger a sense of nostalgia. As you can see, they’re damn good looking pieces, too.Buy At Peg and Awl (Webshop)
Founded in 2007, Nomess’s point of view is simple: design to make life easier without sacrificing aesthetics. That means stripped down products informed by a sense of quirk and innovation you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.Buy At Nomess Copenhagen (Stockists)
As writer Thomas Welch puts it, “Kikkerland is a design company that specializes in novel objects that retain a strong utilitarian element.” Despite the utility element, there’s a keen sense of fun to all of the label’s objects. They add a nice sense of restrained whimsy to any desktop.Buy At Kikkerland (Stockists)
Portland’s Grovemade strives to create the ultimate desktop environment. In the company’s own words, “your desk is a projection of your personality.” So why not make it beautiful?Buy At Grovemade (Webshop)
DSPTCH is a fairly new project from our friends at Base Objects, and we’ve got to say, it’s suited for even the most unfussy shoppers. Crafted from Polystone, a unique substance that has the heft of ceramic and the durability of plastic, DSPTCH’s organizers will last a lifetime.Buy At DSPTCH (Webshop)
Founded in 2002, Denmark’s Hay design studio is poised to be the next big thing. The company’s minimalist point of view and clever, function-led design are an easy win for those interested in desktop objects that mix fun and practicality.Buy At Hay Studio (Website)
We spend more hours than we want to think about working. Whether located in a home office or a corporate cubicle, your desktop is really more like a second home than a temporary place to park your rear. It’s important to make sure your space reflects your personality and tastes. After all, you’re the one who has to stare at it.
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