Ever since I was a child, I found the act of “moving” incredibly fun; whether it is traveling overseas on a plane, riding on a roller coaster, or simply taking a stroll along the promenade. Sometimes, moving is not only limited to moving my body, it also includes the uncontrollable desire to move any furniture that has wheels on it, such as computer chairs and whiteboards. That is why when I came across Actiu’s “Agile” workplace furniture collection, I instantly felt connected with it and couldn’t help but wonder if the designer is also fond of moving like I do and shares the same interest in moving things that come with wheels.
Actiu is a company from Spain specialized in creating office furniture. Their “Agile” collection, which is especially designed for the workspace, includes desks, seats, room dividers, and acoustic panels. What’s special about Agile is that, except for the desk, everything else sits on castor wheels. With just a limited number of furniture pieces, the series brings the greatest flexibility and mobility into the office. Speaking of which, “Caddy 500”, a mobile divider, is probably the most interesting product among the series.
Instead of calling it a divider, “Caddy 500” might fit better under the category of “versatile mobile supports” as it can be integrated with a blackboard and interactive screen to support the various needs in the office space. Besides, shelves and trays can be added so that both storage and decorative needs are well taken care of. Although “Agile” was created in response to the growing demand for workspace flexibility during the pandemic, agility is, regardless, an all time favorite feature that is very much welcomed by those in need of an adaptable workspace; and for me personally, being able to move around the furniture is already the greatest joy of all.