London-based designer Samuel Wilkinson has designed a six-piece stationery set made from soft, thick plastic molded by injection.
Unveiled at Paris design fair Maison&Objet, the ‘Babylon’ collection for design brand Lexon consists of a pen, pen pot, scissors, stapler, tape dispenser, and alarm clock.
Each piece of stationery features vertical creases, creating interesting shapes and angles reminiscent of curvy rock formations. It comes in its own individual bright color and the entire set is available in slate grey as well.
According to Wilkinson in an interview with Dezeen, the objective was to create stationery pieces that could stand alone but still be part of a group. “We were searching for a distinct surface treatment that could elevate the series and tie all of the objects together. Through our research we came across inspiring images of rock strata, such as The Wave, on the slopes of the Coyote Buttes in Arizona.”
The yellow stapler has been molded to hide its back hinge and can be placed horizontally or vertically. The green dispenser loads tape from its top, and its chunky form appears to squeeze the wheel when viewed from the side. The blue scissors has been designed for both left and right-handed users and comes with a stand that shields the blades completely when stored.
Likewise, the refillable blue ball point pen has its own weighted stand that is shaped to fit it. A bright red twelve-sided clock has raised markings on its face that indicate its hours, with white hands that tell the time and a green hand for an alarm. The controls and battery are contained in the rear case which sticks to the clock’s face with the help of magnets, and the case is cut at the end so that it sits upright. Finally, a ten-sized pen holder features a soft inner base to muffle the sounds of stationery dropped in it.
Check out the unusual stationery set below.