Have you ever been to Valencia in Spain? Well I went there for the very first time a few weeks ago and before I even set foot on the city’s streets I found myself in the design studio of Cosín, a partner of Alicante based furniture maker Actiu, who was one of the host brands during our Spanish design bloggers tour ‘Sunny Design Days’. Actiu is known for its sophisticated and contemporary solutions for home offices but also for public spaces like companies, airports, hospitals and so on. Wherever you might take a seat next time – have a closer look, you might sit on a bench or chairs from Actiu. Made under the Mediterranean sun with that dash of a Mediterranean twist!
We were welcomed in the very cool and inspiring Cosín studio, who designs for Actiu. Moreover, the Odosdesign team, yet another design partner of Actiu, was present as well. It was a packed design power team if you want so. When I entered the studio I had a quick look at all the displayed furniture pieces. And one cheerful piece of furniture caught my eye right away: the Wing Chair, a light chair inspired by the design of vintage wooden chairs but manufactured with the most advanced technology nowadays. It also comes in a wonderful range of subtle colours, the ochre one being my absolute favorite. It was a bit later that I learned that this chair has won the iF design award and Red Dot Award in 2015. Well deserved!
During our visit we were also asked to work on a little task: We had to design a moodboard for our ideal home office. I guess you won’t be surprised if I tell you that my moodboard consisted of muted hues of blue and ochre, lots of plants, coffee and wood. An environment I feel strongly passionate about and that inspires me and ignites ideas and creativity. And you can guess which Actiu product would fit perfectly in my dream home office? Yes, the ochre colored Wing Chair!
If you’re looking for smart home office solutions I recommend you have a look at Actiu – they have some amazing desk solutions and fabulous office chairs. Now I wish even more I had space for a home office at home. Alas, another time!