Samuel Wilkinson designs faceted
stationery for Lexon

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Maison&Objet 2014: each item in this six-piece stationery set by London designer Samuel Wilkinson has a soft faceted body (+ slideshow).

Samuel Wilkinson Babylon faceted stationery

Samuel Wilkinson's Babylon stationery collection for design brand Lexon contains a pen, a pen pot, scissors, a stapler, a tape dispenser and an alarm clock.

Samuel Wilkinson Babylon faceted stationery

"I wanted to create an aesthetic, tactile set of objects that work as well in the office as the home," Wilkinson told Dezeen. "Each object has its own individuality but still looks coherent in a group."

Samuel Wilkinson Babylon faceted stationery

Made from a thick injection-moulded plastic in a matte finish, all the pieces feature vertical creases down the curvaceous forms that create multi-faceted shapes based on rock formations. Each design is comes in its own bright colour and the entire range is also available in slate grey.

Samuel Wilkinson Babylon faceted stationery

"We were searching for an distinct surface treatment that could elevate the series and tie all of the objects together," Wilkinson explained. "Through our research we came across inspiring images of rock strata, such as the The Wave, on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes in Arizona."

Samuel Wilkinson Babylon faceted stationery

The twelve-sided alarm clock has raised markings on the face to indicate the hours, with white hands for telling the time contrasted by a green alarm hand.

Samuel Wilkinson Babylon faceted stationery

Controls and battery are stored inside the rear case, which is held to the face with magnets and cut at the end so it sits the correct way up on the desk.

Samuel Wilkinson Babylon faceted stationery

A refillable ball-point pen that comes in ink blue is shaped to flow into its weighted stand.

Samuel Wilkinson Babylon faceted stationery

The scissor handles are designed to be comfortable for both left and right-handed users. A tall stand completely covers the blades when stored away.

Samuel Wilkinson Babylon faceted stationery

Coloured bright yellow, the stapler is moulded to hide the hinge at the back and can rest either horizontally or vertically.

Samuel Wilkinson Babylon faceted stationery

Tape loads into the top of the green dispenser, which appears to squeeze around the wheel from the wide weighted base.

Samuel Wilkinson Babylon faceted stationery

There's also a ten-sided pen holder that includes a soft inner base to muffle the noise created when writing implements are dropped in. Photography is by Sylvain Deleu.

  • Jon

    Nice. I want for my desk at home! They remind me of ceramics for some reason.

  • Pat Swain

    Very nice!

  • greg
  • chrisrhall

    SO beautiful.

  • NC

    For such a high profile designer, it’s surprising to see his studio take the exact ideas behind Michael Sodeau’s Anything collection, and simply alter the aesthetic (to then make it look absolutely horrible, proportionally and stylistically).

    • greg

      Yes. Is he high profile?

  • Stophourous

    Cryptomnesia?

    • david

      Thanks for this word. Never come across it and I will definitely cherish it in my verbal artillery.

  • cheester

    Welcome to ‘Design’.

  • Stophourous

    You’re welcome. I don’t mean to rude to him, it is something that occurs to anyone. As a designer it’s really hard to avoid not doing it to some extent.