The best products to elevate your workspace
by Alessandro Ferrara
Take your professional setup to the next level with these desktop must-haves
You have been working remotely for a while now and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. To help you refine your setting, we have selected our favourite items that are sure to boost its aesthetic, as well as improve your productivity, posture and even keep you hydrated in the most innovative and elegant way. Simply scroll on and thank us later.
The Desk Mat by Carl Friedrik
There is nothing more motivating than a stylish workspace and the first step to achieve that is definitely by getting a large, fine leather desk mat. Carl Friedrik’s one is made in Naples, Italy using vegetable-tanned Vachetta leather which was burnished and brushed to ensure long-lasting durability. In fact, as for all the brand’s products, it comes with a life warranty and a 100-day trial. Available in Chocolate, Cognac and Black, also in a smaller size, with monogramming at an additional cost.
The Desk Mat by Carl Friedrik, £155
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MOFT Carry Sleeve
The MOFT Carry Sleeve is an elegant laptop sleeve with an innovative 4-in-1 design, providing the safety and protection of a sleeve, the ergonomy of a laptop stand, the portability essentials of a storage bag, and a look that lets you commute in style. Its built-in stand can easily be adjusted position between 15° and 25°, improving your posture and avoiding that neck-pain caused by looking down at a laptop for long. The MOFT Carry Sleeve was constructed with customised PU and fiberglass, making it scratch and water-resistant, and can support up to 10kg thanks to its innovative fold-in triangle. Available in three sizes and colours: Night Black, Sienna Brown and – our favourite – Oxford Blue.
MOFT Carry Sleeve, £59
The most advanced paper tablet on the market, reMarkable 2 was designed to replace notebooks and printed documents. With a paper-thin design and weeks of battery life, it will keep you focused without any social media notifications or pop ups of any kind. The tablet’s ‘Marker’ gives an authentic paper-like feel, converting your handwritten notes into digital text – including cursive script – for you to access them on all devices, and even share them as PDFs. You might actually want to volunteer to take minutes for that call! As if it didn’t sound amazing enough, a separate ‘Book Folio’ case in fine leather is available, making reMarkable 2 the chicest accessory in the meeting room.
reMarkable 2, £399 plus Marker from £49
Dyson Lightcycle Morph Desk
Considered by many as ‘the Apple of appliances’, Dyson is synonym of design, quality and innovation and our pick perfectly reflects that. The Dyson Lightcycle Morph Desk lamp connects to the Dyson Link app and intelligently tracks your local daylight using a GPS-driven algorithm, adjusting colour temperature and brightness every 60 seconds, along with various preset modes to choose from. In addition, you can set the light to automatically turn off and on as you leave or return to your workspace, thanks to an integrated motion sensor. A multi-segmented arm makes it super-flexible to move around and was designed to magnetically locate the head onto its vertical stand, creating a diffused glow for ambient lighting.
Dyson Lightcycle Morph Desk, £499.99
Belkin BOOST↑Charge 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Dock
Let’s leave multiple charging cables back in the 2010’s with the Belkin BOOST↑Charge 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Dock. Clear as you can see, this sleek docking station charges wirelessly your iPhone and AirPods at the fastest speed possible, as well as your Apple Watch – all at the same time. Available exclusively at Apple in black and white.
Belkin BOOST↑Charge 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Dock, £119.95
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With countless Zoom calls, emails and spreadsheets every day you barely have time to Uber Eats your Pret salad, let alone cleaning your water bottle. And here’s where the LARQ bottle comes in to save the day: it cleans itself. Inside its cap resides a UV-C LED technology that purifies water and inner surfaces by eliminating harmful sources through a photochemical reaction. In easier words, at the touch of a button, the LARQ Bottle eradicates up to 99.9999% of harmful and odour-causing bacteria and viruses, which are usually hard to clean off with other traditional reusable bottles. It does so also every two hours on its own, making sure your design bottle stays germs-free. Beautiful outside and inside. BONUS: there is also a LARQ Pitcher, which is ideal for meeting rooms.
LARQ Bottle, starting from £95 for the 500 ml model.