340 - Filippo Piantini

Filippo Piantini is a UX Designer based in Florence, Italy

Filippo Piantini is the homebanking Mobile App Product Owner at Findomestic Banca Spa (BNP Paribas Group).

Lately, his work has evolved more into project management. He still loves to "get his hands dirty" with sketching and wireframing whenever he gets the opportunity!

In his spare time he likes to write about video games and Japanese robot models. Generally speaking, he is into design in its every form.

As you might guess from the photos, the room of his workspace was originally intended to be his private game room.

When he originally moved into this house, his work was 100% office based, so he didn't need a proper workspace at home.

He now spends 2-3 days per week working at this home office.

LinkedIn → linkedin.com/in/filippo-piantini-a94115177

Inside Filippo's Workspace

Workspace Items:

  • HP EliteBook -> my company laptop. I use it mainly for emails and to access private tools that need VPN.
  • MacBook Pro 16" M1 Pro -> my private laptop. For everything not work-related, plus some design tools (Sketch).
  • iPad Pro 11" w/ Apple Pencil 2 -> for quick notes, sketching on the go, japanese practice. Love it.
  • AirPods Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • HomePod Mini -> Mainly for music, but also for boring meetings I don't want to put on earbuds for.
  • AOC 24" usb-c monitor w/ desk arm -> not particularly hi-end, but I do love usb-c connection. One cable to rule them all :D
  • Logitech MX Anywhere 3S mouse
  • Secretlab Titan chair -> I don't like gaming chair design, but I've never owned a more comfortable chair.
  • Artemide Tolomeo Micro desk lamp
  • Generic Ikea desks -> Soon to be replaced by a standing desk.


  • Figma and FigJam
  • Sketch
  • Zeplin
  • Miro
  • Notion
  • Spotify

Non Work-Related Gear:

  • Snow Peak Titanium Mug -> coffee is never enough during working time :)
  • Sony PVM 20m4e -> my monitor for retrogaming.
  • Neo Geo AES console
  • Xbox 360 NTSC-J -> for playing japanese vertical shoot'em up on the rotated AOC monitor.
  • Misc japanese mechanical design books.
  • Yoshi Amiibo :)

What is your favorite item in your workspace?

This is a hard choice, but I'd say my Secretlab chair. It's way too comfy, even for extended working (or gaming) sessions.

How do you spark creativity?

Music is my trigger. But also, when I'm working at home, I force myself to take brief breaks and completely unplug from work.

How do you manage work-life balance?

I must admit I have room for improvement about this, but, since I have many hobbies, such as sport activity, I do not suffer from overworking aside from particular times when we get close to projects release deadlines.

What do you think is the main benefit of remote work?

I'd say that reducing wasted commuting times is the main benefit. But also having a personal, isolated, quiet space in which you can focus with no external distraction is another great pro.
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