In The Office Of The Future, You Will NEVER Sit Down

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We all know that sitting at a desk all day can kill. So what if we just banned chairs at work altogether?

That’s an idea that inspired a recent art installation in Holland called “The End of Sitting.” Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances (RAAAF), a self-described “experimental studio,” and visual artist Barbara Visser were the creative minds behind the show. They collaborated to make an entire office where conventional sitting postures are impossible. Instead, the office design resembles a rocky landscape containing nooks and crannies that only afford workers a variety of standing, leaning and even lying-down postures.

The experiment took things a step further by actually hosting real workers over several days. The professionals performed a variety of tasks, including designing, writing and sketching.

Here’s what the art installation looks like:

Recent research has linked too much time spent sitting to a greater risk of heart attack, stroke and Type 2 diabetes. Sedentary habits have also been associated with mental health problems such as depression.

So is it practical to simply ban sitting, like “The End of Sitting” does? According to RAAAF, the answer is yes. The design offers a variety of positions for people of nearly all —> Read More Here


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