To (Co-Working) Infinity and Beyond! This Desk Seats 125 People
Tired of squeezing into tiny tables for meetings in your workspace? Well, this New York office boasts a table capable of seating 125 people, making collaboration easier than ever. Meet The Endless Table.
Created by architect Clive Wilkinson (who also infused some whimsy in the GooglePlex headquarters), this mega structure clocks in at 1,100 feet long.
Because of its continuous nature, the table forms seven archways and goes over the entrances for conference rooms and other areas in the space.
The endless table evolved from an earlier concept Wilkinson used for another company, an advertising firm in London, that requested larger continuous workspaces as its employee base grew.
The design was inspired by a racetrack Fiat had on a rooftop of one of its factories. While that racetrack was made of several inches of concrete – the table in the Barbarian Group’s office is constructed like a surfboard: out of plywood, with a top of medium-density fiberboard.
Accommodating a flexible workplace population and creating a sense of community by eliminating offices, this endless table runs through the entire 23,000 square-foot-office and has a pricetag of $300,000. This is truly one table to rule them all. (All images via The New York Times.)
Is this table what your office space missing? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!