this week has been all about working on the go; dashing from meeting to exhibition stand to office to meeting again. i shared photos of my current home office with your earlier this week, along with the pop-up KIVO deskspace i called home during clerkenwell design week, so i thought i’d round out the week considering what my dream office space would look like, should i be lucky enough to have a dedicated working area to run my little empire (haha) from, rather than just a little corner of my bedroom.
naturally my mind turned instantly to herman miller – who provided my recent pop-up space – as i truly consider them to be one of the leaders in office design innovation, and as i’ve mentioned time and time again, i’m a huge fan of my wonderfully comfortable sayl chair by yves béhar.
for me, an office space should be dynamic and inspiring; full of natural daylight, energising colour and ergonomic design that enhances and encourages your ability to work. the spaces in which we work have a direct effect on creativity and productivity, so it is important that your working environment is designed for maximum inspiration, especially when you’re a blogger working on posts long after the traditional working day has drawn to a close and you could in all truth be having much more fun kicking back with your friends.
keeping all your tools organised and within easy reach is a must, as well as having a clear filing system for all the press packs and promotional material collected during events such as CDW so they can be referenced at a moment’s notice. i’m trying desperately to streamline my office so that all my press information is digitised and catalogued on my laptop but it’s a slow evolutionary process at the moment as, bizarrely, so many brands are resistant to providing digital content (i’ve no idea why – anyone??).
whilst i’m not yet set up to host meetings in my office just yet (i’ve mentioned it’s a corner of my bedroom, right?!) i’d love to one day have my own separate workspace where i can meet with fellow bloggers, designers, prs and brands and host impromptu creative gatherings. the kivo pop-up system would be perfect for zoning an open-plan work area, and i love the sleek but comfortable range of seating from herman miller, particularly the relaxed curves of the swoop lounge and precisely proportioned details of the tuxedo ranges.
my dream workspace consists of: 1. anywhere case 2. swoop lounge chair 3. formwork stackable desktop storage 4. everywhere table 5. tuxedo sofa 6. kivo boundary screen 7. – 12. teneo storage solutions. all herman miller
what about you; which furniture pieces would you opt for in your dream workspace?