ISSUE 19  |  Working It

5 Favorites: The Desk Set, Natural Wood Edition

May 16, 2014 11:00 AM

BY Janet Hall

In the world of desktop storage, plastics proliferate. We went on a search for desk organizers in a more natural palette. Here are our finds:


Above: The Tofu Stationary Set is the creation of Pana Objects, a collective of seven designers and makers in Thailand who specialize in wooden objects. Made from maple, the set has six cubes, each with a different function, that neatly rest in a fitted tray; $129 (plus $24 shipping to North America) from Pana Objects. 


Above: A streamlined receptacle to tidy up your desk. Made from a solid piece of oak, the Remix Log, designed by Gesa Hansen, has one large compartment for gathering papers and tools, plus spots to hold ten writing utensils. It’s €160 from Connox. Life the look? See our recent post on Gesa Hansen at home in Paris.


Above: Created by London-based designer Rona Meyuchas Koblenz, the Kukka Blocks Desk is comprised of eight pieces that work together or independently. Made of beech, the set includes two large and two small trays, plus two cube containers, and two cube pencil holders; $65 at Module R.


Above: Made of maple and brass by UK design company Another Country, the Another Desktop Series Two consists of a paper tray, note holder, and pencil holder. A high-style addition to any desk, they’re £163 for the set. 


 Above: Designed by Oliver Franz for Ideaco, the W+W Stationary Series is a multi-functional desktop tray that contains a white cubby to house writing utensils and other small items, a memo pad, and a smartphone stand. The W+W stands for the company’s signature combination of white ceramic and wood; $50 at Leibal.


Les Briques Lacquered, Remodelista


Above: Les Briques Lacquered are wooden lacquered brick blocks perfect for desk storage. Available in five colors, they’re $45 each from Neo-Utility.

For more desktop inspiration, peruse all of Remodelista’s Storage Posts, and consider a Tabletop Bookcase for Small Spaces. On Gardenista, have a look at what the editors are using to keep their Garages Organized.