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6 Productivity Boosters for the Home Office

Hard-working designs taken to task

By Eric Mutrie

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1 SHINY SUPPLIES
Bring some glamour to your workspace. Tom Dixon’s Cube collection includes a copper pen, stapler, tape dispenser and desk organizer – everyday office tools transformed into exceptional treasures. From $80, at Klaus, 300 King St E

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2 BANK ON IT
Ron Gilad modernizes the classic banker’s lamp for Flos by adding a USB port to charge smartphones. Shown in brass with a green glass shade, the dimmable light is also available in an all-black version. $655, at Kiosk, 288 King St E

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3 MODEST MOUSEPAD 
Glide your mouse across Grovemade’s elegant vegetable-tanned leather surface. A hand-sanded walnut niche provides a place for that favourite pen or stylus, while the grippy cork base keeps the pad from slipping. $100, online at grovemade.com

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4 BRILLIANT BUREAU
Gus Modern’s walnut wonder includes drawers for file folders, accessories and snack-break treats. Stainless steel legs and aluminum handles give the mid-century-inspired design some contemporary flair. $1595, at Stylegarage, 78 Ossington Ave

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5 HOME LIBRARY
Stack reference books on this free-standing MDF wooden shelving unit. Optional aluminum containers in primary colours act as shelf dividers and brighten up your office. $2885, at Calligaris, 170 King St E

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6 ORANGE CRUSH
Gispen’s compact, height-adjustable Triennial desk chair is available in a range of splashy hues. A plush seat offers ample back support, while castors allow you to roll from desk to bookshelf. Contact for pricing, at Julien Armand, 213 Sterling Rd, Ste #101

Originally published in our Fall 2015 issue as Work It.


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