This Hamster-Wheel Desk Is A Sad Statement On Modern Offices

This Hamster-Wheel Desk Is a Sad Statement on Modern Offices

Corporate culture today is often said to be about working slavishly, with an above-all focus on profit and productivity. Nothing captures that idea more strikingly than this (fully functional) hamster-wheel desk.

The project, designed and built in 24 hours by Pier 9's artist-in-residence Robb Godshaw, is actually a pretty clever piece of design: the wheel rests on four skateboard wheels built into the base, which lets the wheel rotate as the user walks round and round, churning through those spreadsheets and getting a sweetleg workout at the same time.

As Godshaw says (hopefully sarcastically):

Rise up, sedentary sentients, and unleash that untapped potential within by marching endlessly towards a brilliant future of focused work. Step forward into a world of infinite potential, bounded only by the smooth arcs of a wheel.

If you feel like making your own, the plans are up on Instructables. [Instructables]


Comments

    I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally hope my boss doesn't see this

    You know that saying "when the wheels come off " - duck !

    "one good turn ... ?"

      Imagine the workplace safety issues if you tripped and smashed your head open on the desk?

    Imagine the annoying office noise of that thing spinning.

    As somebody who spends all day sitting* and could stand to shed some KGs I don't hate this.

    * According to my phone I have walked 130 steps so far today, and it's 2PM

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