Imagine Sending Emails Among the Antique Portuguese Tiles at This Lisbon Office
Or from its dreamy courtyard.
Published May 12, 2023 1:40 AM
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Visiting a person’s workspace is like taking a peek inside their brain. Whether it’s at home or in an art studio, Nice Work explores where creative people do all of their, well, creating, so that you can steal their on-the-clock style.
Name: Elad Yifrach
Occupation: Founder and creative director of L’Objet
Where I work: We have two studios: one in New York and another one in Lisbon, where I live. Our Lisbon studio, which we opened in 2021, is located in the heart of the city, the Príncipe Real neighborhood, known for its beautiful gardens and 19th-century mansions.
Time I start: I’m an early riser. I wake up at 6:30, and minutes after I’m already replying to emails.
Time I clock out: Working with a global team makes it hard to clock out. On a perfect day, I would end at 6 p.m.
How I get to work: By walking.
Three words that describe our space: Homey, cozy, creative.
Tiles that line the walls: Antique Portuguese blue tiles from the 19th century.
Why I have so much greenery: Having greens around me grounds me.
Most important thing on my desk: My iPad and inspiring art books.
What’s on the walls: A golden artwork that I did some years ago, and of course those tiles. On some of the walls you can also find our mood boards.
What I turn to when I’m stuck: Yoga and meditation.
Favorite pen: This one from OHTO, a great Japanese brand.
Best notebook: Smythson Black Panama notebook.
Work bag I carry every day: Loewe messenger bag.
Technology I can’t live without: iPhone and iPad.
Desk chair that I could (and do) spend hours in: A vintage 1960s Tulip office chair by Preben Fabricius and Jørgen Kastholm for Kill International.
How I fight the 3 p.m. slump: Green tea.
Ideal office snack: Apples and citrus.
Biggest splurge that was worth it: The Haas Brothers’ Mini Beast sculpture (2020) that sits on my living room coffee table.
Preferred soundtrack: I follow this very talented DJ on Spotify, Claire Marie; I Iove her playlists.