Finish your work… before your desk leaves!
Design studio Heldergroen, based in Amsterdam (because half of the world’s cool shit comes from there), constructed a workspace where the desks disappear after 6pm — the better to discourage people from working after hours, and to encourage recreational activity in the evenings.
After 6, and with the turn of a key, steel cables lift the desks toward the ceiling. When everything is packed up for the night, the empty space is free for use for yoga and dance classes, or for parties.
Per Creative Director Sander Veenendaal, Heldergroen believes that “if you give something, in this case a room to do anything you like, you will eventually get something back.” (You know, like better work from happier people.)
The design was conceptualised by Bright Green and built by Zecc Architects.
The video above is a time-lapse of how the space evolves from day to night, then back again. (The yoga bit is kind of funny.) We think the idea is cool and all, but can’t help but wonder: Where are the cords that connect the computers to the outlets? Are the outlets connected to the desks?!
Every day another mystery. Anywho, thanks @MrLacs for passing this along.