The desk is an intimate reflection of ourselves. Albert Einstein has famously compared the desk to the contents of one's mind. What is on you desk paints a clean picture of who you are. What photos and objects do you keep close at hand? Do you keep your desk clean and minimal? Do you use an organizational method that appears questionable to outsiders but make perfect sense to you? No matter how you set up your desk, it's there to get work done and we have a few products that might help you get a little more productive.
The image above of the Norman Copenhagen Form table may be an extremist example of a minimalist desk but according to Theo Theobald, co-author of Detox Your Desk there may be productivity to be gained from a little clean up.
Our research found a clear desk space also gives a clear mind space. It helps you prioritize what's most urgent and makes you more efficient. It also helps your ability to make good decisions because you have the information available where you need it
If you want to start your journey towards desk freedom this is the perfect place. We have compiled some of our favorite desktop accessories to help you get started.
Folk Tray $35.00
Are you looking for a way to corral the smaller items on your desk? The Normann Copenhagen Folk Tray is a great way to begin. This simple tray is made from zinc and lacquered a soft grey colour. The zinc construction gives it a solidity and weight that means it will stay in place. It wont move when using the sculpted sides, such as to pick up a pencil that is trying to roll away. Designed by Simon Legald who likes to work with simplicity by highlighting the necessities instead of hiding them
The silhouettes, which are neither round nor square, give the Folk range their character and own unique expression. The shapes, sizes and edges are designed with a careful attention to detail
CDT Stapler $35.00
Craft Design Technology (CDT) is a Japanese brand with heritage of traditional and craft. They are masters of beautiful desktop accessories. Their tape dispenser made of solid beech wood is impeccably designed, and their scissors (hopefully coming soon) are iconic. For this collection however we wanted to feature something a little more accessible. Their stapler proves that good design doesn't have to break the bank. It makes use of a solid plastic construction to create a unique angular design. Available in both black and white to suit your desk. The stapler is small in size making it easy to slip into a drawer or to carry with you. But with its clever design and taking up so little space who wouldn't want to display it?
Framed Molly M Prints $150.00 - $320.00
You can be minimal and focused but you still want a touch of personalization. These beautiful prints from Molly M Designs are the perfect inspiration to hang above your desk. With a background in architecture Molly McGrath uses a laser cutter to create patterns in multiple layers of Japanese fabric. This technique creates a rich detailing that reveals itself slowly as you examine it more closely. Available framed in a range of colours and patterns to suit any room.
Magnetic pencil $7.60
Despite all your efforts are you still losing your writing tools? These pencils from french company Tout Simplement might do the trick. They write and can be sharpened just like normal pencils but they hide a secret. Underneath the natural cedar wood is a magnet that allows the pencils to stick to anything magnetic. Even if you don't have anything magnetic, these pencils include their own adhesive magnetic plate that can stick to any surface. Available in raw wood, black and metallic silver, these pencils have a thoughtful upgrade that takes the most humble writing tool to the next level. Works great on your desk, or on the fridge for groceries and other lists.
For inquiries regarding furniture or any of the other products here you can talk to us in person at one of our stores or head over to our contact us page. If your looking for more Desk inspiration visit our Office collection to see more. If you take your work on the go, you can read about the ultimate notebook here.