Believing that “functional objects can be designed and crafted as art”, London-based brand Beyond Object has created a striking first collection of desktop items and home accessories. Sculptural, architectural and minimal, the products beautify workspaces, providing a perfect blend of style and function. The minimalist aesthetic and the fine craftsmanship give every object a refined look and feel. Almost too beautiful to use, the collection includes various everyday items.
Empty Memory stands out with its geometric volume that provides a creative metaphor for filling the vacant space with the user’s own ‘memory’ or content. Made of high-quality stainless steel, every 16GB USB memory stick boasts a hand-polished finish in various colors. These include matte black and silver gray as well as rose gold. The stick also comes in another, more minimalist version with a transparent rectangular shape replacing the geometric sculpture.
Penpo reimagines the desk organizer as an architectural structure. The three cylinders of different materials and sizes attach to each other via magnetic joints, offering a stylish and flexible way to organize pens and pencils, including Dueto. This functional pen/stylus features a Schmidt Fineliner refill as well as a retractable stylus tip. The premium quality CNC machined aluminum body boasts a silver, champagne gold, rose gold, blue, or gun metal finish. An ingenious ballpoint pen, aka ‘the world’s first dislocated twist pen’, is also available.
Funno hides its functional purpose through a minimal and dynamic design. This pencil sharpener doubles as a paperweight. The solid metal object boasts a mirrored finish in silver, gold, and copper, with a matte black version also available. Silo takes mathematical tangential connections and transposes them into a sculptural and minimalist form. The refined wall clock features angular hands that change the shape of the clock with the passage of time. Adhesives markers are also included in the box for those who prefer to see the time more clearly, and they can be easily installed in a set of twelve or four.
The elegant Beyond Object collection also includes a tape dispenser, letter opener, candle holder, and fruit bowl. All products come in elegant handmade gift boxes. Found in renowned boutiques like MoMA, Harrods, Centre Pompidou, or Luminaire, the Beyond Object collection will soon be available in the Gessato shop. Photographs© Beyond Object.