Peer beyond Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in the old movie The Desk Set, and what you see are the silent stars: typewriters, in-out boxes, and Rolodexes in shades of gray. These office essentials are practical and durable—and weighty, too, because they’re made of steel.
We like the industrial (plastic-free) look of old-fashioned desk basics and have been happy to discover that many are still in production: Why change a good thing? We’ve also been noting inventive new workspace accessories in metal—in a range of colors, gray included. Here are 10 standouts for getting down to business in no-nonsense style.
As addicted to desk accessories as we are? Take a look at:
- Think Like an Architect: Six Tips for an Inspiring Workspace from Oliver Freundlich
- Clear the Decks: 11 Ideas for Controlling Desktop Paper (Shredder Included)
- And discover two favorite stores: Present & Correct in London, and Goods for the Study in NYC (website currently in progress).