Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks

NYT has an interesting Q&A with Clive Wilkinson for the endless table he did for the Barbarian Group. It's 1,100 ft. long, costs $300,000, and seats 125 people.

Illustration for article titled Would you share one large table with your co-workers?

I guess the idea is that since everyone just works off their computer, there is no need for traditional desks. Personally, you'd have to rip my knick-knacks and photos out of my cold, dead hands. And post-its. And sparkly pens with butterfly/feathers on top (OK, I'm probably not fit for a real workforce anyway).


Also, I remember they had one of these connected, looping tables at my friend's co-op at college. That monster was a pain to get around! Walking from one side of the room to the other was an obstacle course. At least they have those arches which allows people to walk across the room, and has bonus couches underneath. (Although as my fiancé snarkily points out, that means the table isn't really endless).

In all, the NYT photos do make the workplace look pretty slick (and is that a bar I see?!), but I wonder how practical it ends up being. I foresee some passive-aggressive maneuvering over table space =P.

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