Posted on May 31. 2019
Sure thing! My name is Silvia, I’m a freelance illustrator and paper designer and I run a blog called Giochi di Carta where I share my creative ideas. I love what I do because it allows me to be creative and the variation is unbeatable - one day is never the same as the next. I live near Rome in a small coastal town called Nettuno where I work from home. I believe that our surroundings are fundamental for our wellbeing, and that’s why I put a lot of effort into curating my space. My interest for interior design was sparked while I was a student living in Milan, where they have a culture for appreciating everything design related. I love to mix things up and my home is constantly changing!
A great workspace for me is bright with lots of natural light, well organized, comfortable and functional. I love decorating my space with greenery, I can never get enough plants! Oh, and I always need a great playlist playing in the background, it can be anything from jazz to electronica.
Quality and design are the most important attributes I take into consideration when picking new pieces. I like craft decorations, objects that tell a story, and functional and long lasting furnishings with a distinctive design.
I remember trying Variable balans for the first time back in 2015 in Milan. The number one thing I appreciate about Variable is the level of comfort – no matter what position I may sit in, I always feel comfortable. I really like how it follows my movements and just naturally moves with me. On traditional chairs I would always hunch over my desk while working, but with Variable I’m able to sit upright without even thinking about it. I use it in my studio for the most part, but it doubles up nicely as a spare seat in my living room whenever I have friends and family over.
Since I spend most of my day sitting by the desk, I made a conscious choice a couple years back to prioritize movement and make it an integral part in my everyday life - so I took up pole dancing! It is fun, challenging and best of all it keeps me active. During the weekends I always go for long walks in the city or enjoy nature by the sea. And when I work, I move with my Variable balans!