Six divine desk accessories

Sleek and sculptural accoutrements no smart desk should be without

Beyond Object copper-plated tape dispenser, £100
Beyond Object copper-plated tape dispenser, £100

The tactile tape dispenser This most utilitarian of desk accessories – the tape dispenser – becomes a thing of beauty in the hands of London-based studio Beyond Object. Encased between two cantilevered mirror-finish copper-plated discs, the sculptural Cantili design is sufficiently weighty that every task can be accomplished with one hand. £100, from beyond-object.com. CAMILLA APCAR

El Casco chrome-plate and lacquer stapler, €110
El Casco chrome-plate and lacquer stapler, €110

The singular stapler When one looks at the Spanish-made El Casco range, it’s hard to imagine having a desk without at least one of its beautifully designed, retro‑inspired classics, such as this hand-polished chrome-plate and black-lacquer stapler. Attaching sheets of paper has never felt more satisfying. €110, from el-casco.es. GILLIAN DE BONO

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The dazzling desk-tidy Tom Dixon has already incorporated rose-tinted, copper-plated zinc alloy into a number of his design projects, including the interior of the Mondrian Hotel in London. His use of the material now in small desk objects is inspired. The Cube collection’s desk tidy tray has a meticulous polish, is reflective and has a mellow, warm glow – it looks like it belongs in a sci-fi laboratory. £60, madeindesign.co.uk. MARK C O’FLAHERTY

Hermès leather Icosahedron paperweight, £4,040
Hermès leather Icosahedron paperweight, £4,040

The perfect paperweight As is the way with most things Hermès, everything in the Equilibre d’Hermès collection looks like a gently mannered, futuristic interpretation of classic craft and styling. The Icosahedron paperweight, fundamentally a function-free purchase (unless any paperwork finds itself within perilous range of a desk fan), is so delightful to touch and roll around and, with numbers on each panel, might just have its owner channelling The Dice Man and using it to decide what to order for lunch or where to go later that evening. £4,040, from hermes.com. MARK C O’FLAHERTY

EY-Products ebony and resin card holder, $76
EY-Products ebony and resin card holder, $76

The consummate card holder Inspired by the sweeping, watery brushstrokes of Chinese landscape paintings, this striking card holder is made from recycled ebony set in translucent resin. It is part of the covetable Ink and Wash series by the Shenzhen-based design studio EY-Products that includes rulers, lamps, paperweights and desk tidies. $76, from ey-products.com. LOREDANA TAGLIENTE

Ron Arad and Swarovski crystal bookend sculptures, from €679
Ron Arad and Swarovski crystal bookend sculptures, from €679

The boldest of bookends The celebrated artist and architect Ron Arad has collaborated with Swarovski to create chunky, tactile 15cm-high crystal sculptures in the shapes of the letters of the alphabet and numbers from 0 to 9, in a font he created. It’s a delightful jeu d’esprit, but functional too: the pieces could serve as bookends. You may never find a more glamorous way to organise those volumes. From €679, atelierswarovski.comMARK C O’FLAHERTY

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