Factory Deskstructure by Héctor Serrano for Seletti
Modeled after buildings, the five porcelain pieces have equal widths, so you can link them up in a skyline that suits your desk. Use the three with lids to hide secret notes and valuables; put writing implements in the others.
Super Stacked Set by Poppin
Poppin was founded in 2009 by Chris Burch, who was inspired by his father’s complaints as a small-business owner that office supplies were ugly and overpriced. This set, available in 20 colors from navy to coral, includes two letter trays, a smaller one for accessories, a flexible silicone one, and a square jar, plus 12 pens in the same plastic with, of course, matching ink.
Formwork Collection by Industrial Facility for Herman Miller
$206 as shown (also sold individually); dwr.com
Made of lightweight plastic on a nonslip silicone base, each item is stackable and versatile. All can be arranged vertically or horizontally, and cantilevers extend from most to keep rubber bands or keys in reach. The sizes correspond to the dimensions of common items—a cup, for instance, fits in the middle of a masking-tape roll.
Concrete Desk Set by Magnus Pettersen for Areaware
The poured-concrete tape dispenser, pencil holder, and tray weigh more than 5 pounds combined, so they have a substantial, industrial feel. Over time, striations will only improve their looks.
.Org Deskscape by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio and Pat Kim
This U.S.-made wooden organizer includes adjustable metal dividers to prop up mail, along with a zigzag tray for pens, a cork block to tack notes on, and a shallow container for detritus.
W+W Stationery Series by Oliver Franz for Ideaco
Named W+W for the white ceramic and wood tray, which has a cubby for small items, a memo-pad holder, and a smartphone stand. Grooves prevent charging cords from slipping off your desk.
Brass Desk Set by Ferm Living
$396 as shown (also sold individually); fermlivingshop.com
Designed by the hip Danish brand Ferm, the solid brass set—with its alluring matte polish—features old-school organizational tools in primary shapes. The triangle is for letters; the semicircle is for books and magazines. The square folder holder can also be wall-mounted. A matching dish and tumbler finish off the handsome kit.
Cog Desk Tidy by Tom Dixon
It comes with two cups, a paperweight/pen holder, and a paper clip tray made from aluminum blocks. Traditional milling-techniques give them the look of machine parts, each brass-plated and polished to a sheen that will impress—or distract—your colleagues.