The Chicest Modern Office Furniture Inspired by Designers and Influencers
One of the most difficult aspects of working from home is finding ways to separate your professional life from your home life. In addition to finding a myriad of new ways to work away from our usual offices, we are also now introducing new people to our homes with the rise of Zoom conference calls. It is under these unprecedented circumstances that some have seized the opportunity to make the most out of working from the comfort of their homes with upgraded modern office furniture. Take, for instance, some of our favorite renowned designers and influencers that, through their own personal design aesthetics, stylishly champion productivity through creativity and beauty.
We take an exclusive sneak-peek into the homes of Eva Hughes, founder of Adira Consulting and former CEO for Condé Nast Mexico and Latin America; Nacho Polo, who spearheads his own architecture and design studio, STUDIOTWENTYSEVEN; and Golestaneh, a hyper-chic fashion blogger and former lawyer. Take a look through their current workspaces, and tap into their hyper-curated point of views for your own dose of modern office furniture and decor inspiration!
My workspace is filled with inspirational pieces that keep the energy and ideas flowing. The desk is minimalistic, and other pieces vary in style. I’d like to think there is a mix of aesthetic influences and design. There are books that keep me company and are aligned with my interests in philosophy, business, fashion, and art, including Five-Fold Happiness, The Obstacle in the Way, Diane Von Furstenberg: The Wrap, and Museo de Arte Popular’s Art of the People Hands of God. On the wall is artwork from Rodrigo Sastre titled Legion of Superheroes. I have always been drawn to comics, and this was a gift from art curator Luzma Moctezuma.
Part of being productive is enjoying the space you work in. There is the iPad and monogrammed notes — a gift from the creative director of Almaweaving to write notes, phrases, and things to do. I still love to hand write and keep my notebook close.
I’m a big candle lover, and I have my favorite from Nest, Bamboo, and Holiday out (even when it’s not Christmas). I keep them by a ceramic flower diffuser that my mom gave me. This mug for my morning coffee or afternoon ginger tea is from Anthropologie’s monogram collection. To mix things up, I also have a Dora Maar vase from Jonathan Adler, inspired by the French photographer best known for being a lover and muse of Pablo Picasso.
My desks at my galleries STUDIOTWENTYSEVEN New York and Miami are a little bit different than the desk I’m featuring at my Miami Beach home. While the desks in my galleries are a little bit more messy, at my homes I always try to have them as organized as I can. I’m a very visual person, so my desk is always clean looking, minimal, and very organized — even with papers around, my desk has to be organized.
Sometimes, when I’m working on my desk and suddenly start feeling a little bit stressed, I look around and I notice that it is actually a bit messy. So I stop working, organize a bit, suddenly get calm, and can smile again. At home, I love working on this marble desk by Italian architect Angelo Mangiarotti designed in 1971. I always have fresh palm leaves and art pieces, such as these sculptures by French designer Toni Grilo and artist Alicja Podgórska Birkner.
I chose a suede stool by French interior architect Stéphane Parmentier, who began his career working for Karl Lagerfeld. My Macbook Air computer is always with me wherever I am around the world, and the same goes for my Cartier pen — the only pen I have been using for years. The wall sconce is by French designer Serge Mouille, designed in 1954. I love mixing contemporary, iconic, and collectible design pieces.
Because I work a lot from home, it was important for me to have a very nice space and a big desk for my large Mac screen. While browsing through Pinterest for inspiration, I found this beautiful and minimalistic R.I.G. table from MA/U Studio. I fell in love with it immediately and was almost haunted by its pics on Pinterest until I decided to order it. Unfortunately, MA/U Studio has very long delivery times — I ordered my desk in January and got it in July —, I still think it was worth the wait.
From the minute I saw that desk, it was clear to me that I also needed that Pierre Jeanneret teak and cane chair. After months of research for the original version, I gave up and was very happy to get my hands at least on a look-alike one. The Dining Chair Adagio from Eichholtz is affordable and the perfect size for my desk. With some accessories like those two vessels from Simone Bodmer-Turner, the table clock from Aytm, and the tray from Ligne Blanche with a print of Jean-Michel Basquiat, my workspace achieves an artful finish, don’t you think?