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Natural inspiration: Exploring colours and textures for unique spaces

Office furniture brand Actiu explores the endless design possibilities of colours and handcrafted textures through textiles and upholstery.

Natural inspiration: Exploring colours and textures for unique spaces

Through colours and textures, it is possible to stimulate emotions, creativity, illusion and serenity. In a time when we want spaces with more personality, learning how these elements can be combined and distributed in the environment is essential.

Actiu, an office furniture manufacturer that specialises in designing workspaces for the wellbeing of people, offers a diversity of options in their fabrics, upholstery and finishes in wood, melamine, metal and plastic. This broad palette enables architects and designers to create spaces that stimulate emotions and reflect personality.

Playful pastels convey whimsical charm and delicate hues. Calm blues, delicate pinks, and gentle greens combine to create a vibrant colour scheme that captivates and inspires. Combine this colour scheme with the playful Owwi soft-seating collection, a two-seater sofa and armchair with enveloping arms and backrests, and you can not only provide a seating experience that is welcoming and pleasurable but also a space that exudes an uplifting atmosphere.

Cosy and vibrant, Owwi can convey a range of emotions, as users can select from a variety of colourful fabrics to cover the outer sides of the chair. Its rich, plush foam padding and intricately detailed, textured  upholstery—from the backrest’s folds and creases to the piping that defines the contours’ dynamic, flowing shapes—are what make it unique.

By bringing elements of the outside into our interiors, you can create spaces that can channel the restorative powers of nature. Earthy colours and organic textures can evoke a positive biophilic response, as can rich greens, which recall the lushness and beauty of wild forests and can transform a space into a serene oasis that elevates health and wellbeing.

Integrating these elements into furnishings can create a cohesive, nature-inspired look. The organic geometry of the Globb series pairs well with nature-inspired palettes, with its sinuous lines and shape that resembles an elongated globe. The Globb seating system centres on different modules that enable designers to personalise a space, with a rounded form that emphasises its plumpness and pneumatic feel.

The variety of decorative styles is endless. Elegant spaces that take inspiration from the softness of natural light can radiate a sense of refreshing serenity. Bright tones, such as the colours of citrus fruits, can invigorate a space and create a cheerful and lively mood. If a sense of tranquility is the objective, the use of the beautiful blues of the Mediterranean can convey a sense of coastal serenity.

Like there are colours and textures for every type of mood, there is a Noom chair for every moment of the day. The extensive program of office solutions offered by Noom includes armchairs, chairs, and stools that promote wellbeing and communication. The collection includes a wide variety of seams, leather, upholstery, and structures to offer ergonomic sitting positions and comfort for a variety of uses and environments.

If you are looking for inspiration to bring your spaces to life, visit the Actiu website.


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