We've trawled the stores to find the most stylish pieces to cool-up your desk.

1. Ring calendar: £42, sebastianbergne.com

Sebastian Bergne’s Ring Calendar turns marking time into a physical act. To show the date, the user has to align three rings: one each for day, month and year. The rings are made from laser cut and printed MDF.
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2. HAY Plisse folder: £27, selfridges.com

HAY’s range of pleated folders show off vibrant colours like coral and orange when fully splayed, making filing more of a joy than a chore. For extra effect the colours fade from the folder’s spine to its edges.
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3. HAY Wooden rulers, £7 each, selfridges.com

This range of wooden rulers will take you back to your schooldays. The collection is a combination of stripes and grids of bright colour, making it difficult to choose just one.
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4. Akita concrete tape dispenser, £120, fao-shop.com

This heavyweight tape dispenser by Plant & Moss is made from cast concrete, part of a set that includes a desk lamp and pencil holder. All three are defined by an unusual combination of raw concrete and polished brass or copper.
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5. Wood geometric model set, £32.50, presentandcorrect.com

This delightful set of 15 forms, including pyramids, spheres, cylinders and cuboids, will remind you of school maths lessons. Use them to teach your kids their volumes or simply to accessorise your desk.
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For a touch of nostalgia on your desktop,HAY’s Wooden rulers or the geometric set by Present and Correct fit the bill. The Plisse folder and Akita tape dispenser are good for taking things in a more modern direction.

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