Experimental Office: No Chairs, No Desks

Van Mensvoort
January 3rd 2015

How natural is it to work from nine to five sitting on a chair behind a desk, staring at a computer screen, wearing a suit and tie? Although it is today's standard, genetically people aren't really attuned to this norm. To counter the sitting dogma, design firm RAAAF and artist Barbara Visser experimented with more dynamic office concept, entirely based on movement and leaning.

The next office is meant to help combat all of the health problems—from heart disease to diabetes—that the typical desk job can contribute to or exacerbate. Throughout the day, people lean in different positions and keep moving around the room.  Supported by giant rock-like sculptures that presumably invite to a healthier, more active way to work than anything that's come before.

Although this particular design may not show up in actual offices anytime soon, it will make people rethink work and raise questions about how much of our lives we spend sitting down, even outside of the office.

Via Fastcompany.

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