Joel Pirela is a graphic and industrial designer, the founder of Blue Ant Studio and a regular contributor to Design Milk and Apartment Therapy. Here he shares his ideal live work space – one completely free of cables and clutter.
Being creative, my desk is not your typical mess. In fact, some may say is kind of OCD-ish. I can’t stand clutter or being un-organized. My mind works better when I have lots empty space around me and only have the stuff I need for the project deadly accessible. After I’m done with the project, or even if the project is not completed but I’m done for the day, I would put everything away and start from a blank canvas the next morning. That will give me different angle on the process of creation.
In my current set up, I have made some compromises, but If it was up to me, my ideal workspace would be one with plenty of sunlight, empty spaces, almost spartan with glass surrounding me everywhere; that way I could enjoy the outdoors with it’s incredible views.
Computer with a dual monitor set up with everything wireless (I hate cables) and it would be extra nice if I had a section of my working space that I could use for a very small shop; as I like to tweak, disassemble and create stuff all the time.