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

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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]