Industrial Design

Desk Set Collection

project information

year:1988
client:Knoll USA
  • The pieces of the collection are designed to organize the home or office while offering a strong emotional presence by transforming the desktop into a sculpture field. This collection of accessories includes a letter tray, a calendar, a note pad/pencil holder, a memo holder and a waste bucket. The individual articles are united in form and spirit by a gently curved plane evoking paper and its workflow. Functionally, the curve directs the paper to the rear of the letter tray, preventing it from sliding out, and lifts the paper's edge, facilitating its removal from the tray. Front and side loading, the letter tray stacks by means of a molded locking mechanism. Injection-molded of polystyrene for low cost, the pieces are finished with an applied accent color and with juxtaposed matte and glossy surfaces that provide an upscale, non-plastic feel.