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Brief Published: 29 Oct 2012

Arrotolare Desk Set by Julie Richoz


Switzerland-based designer Julie Richoz has created an elegant desk set inspired by the shape of crumb collectors used to clean restaurant tables. The set is made from rolled metal, hence the name Arrotolare, meaning “to roll” in Italian.

The three elements can be used either horizontally or vertically to store desk items and due to their shape allow clutter to be hidden or revealed at the user’s discretion. Ingeniously simple in design, the set uses basic construction techniques. The shape is cut from 1mm sheet metal before being rolled and sealed with a plastic stopper.

Arrotolare, and another project by Richoz, were displayed earlier this year as part of the 10 Designers competition at Design Parade 7 in France, where Richoz was awarded a prize for both works. 

Julie Richoz