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These no-tech desk essentials, from Mario Bellini, Tom Dixon and more, are worth their weight in silver, brass and concrete.

1 Imporium by Mario Bellini
Designed by Mario Bellini, the Imporium fountain pen has a graphic guilloche stem in titanium, which contrasts with the polished platinum clip. $710, ­lamy.­com

 

2 Staircase paperweights by Kenny Son
Australian designer Kenny Son’s staircase paperweights resemble miniature sculptures. Avail­able in concrete, or solid brass, which oxidizes over time. Concrete $70, brass $175, ­studiokyss.­com

 


3 Cog Flare and Cog Top by Tom Dixon
The Cog Flare and Cog Top mechanical pencils were influenced by the industrial quality of machine tools, but they’re contoured for a comfortable grip. $95 each, ­tomdixon.­net

 

4 Stapler by Poppin
Thanks to its solid steel anvil, the Poppin stapler binds up to 20 sheets of paper. We like the dark grey lacquer for its sleek aesthetic. $18, ­poppin.­com

 

5 Notebook by Antje Nixdorf
London photographer Antje Nixdorf chose one of her sculptures for the cover image on this pocket-sized notebook with black rubber band fastener. Three for $18, ­pasinga.­com

 

6 Trays by Hay
These minimalist oblong trays, finished in gold or silver, add a touch of simple elegance while keeping accessories tidy. Large $36, small $29, ­hay.­dk

 

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