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Samuel Wilkinson: Babylon

Work / Product Design

Product Design: Samuel Wilkinson’s series of striking desk objects will declutter your mind

I’m one of those people that will always need a desk-tidy. No matter how hard I try, I remain ineptly disorganised in the world of stationery – pens have missing lids, a pencil will rarely get re-sharpened and I’ve not been able to draw a straight line since I lost my ruler two years ago.

Nevertheless I’m always eager to improve, so Samuel Wilkinson’s Babylon series has come just at the right time. We’ve featured Samuel’s innovative product design several times before and this project is just as well-executed as the rest, with a collection of objects that aim to work well in both the office and home.

The ethos behind the collection was to have a cohesive group of objects but for them to have their own individuality too. “We analysed standard variations of each of the objects and their individual functions, then initially created soft forms that were compact, tactile and efficient."

Created for Lexon, a French design company, I love the matte finish and block colours used, it gives them a durable yet effortlessly cool look. Just looking at their neatness and angular sides makes my brain feel a lot less cluttered.

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