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