Colorado Design Studio Articulates its Monitors

Colorado Design Studio Articulates its Monitors

Sonia Zjawinski
May 12, 2010

Our second look at the book version of Where We Work {this ain't no disco} takes us to the Boulder, Colorado offices of cypher13, whose work table we featured last year. The design studio's 1,200 square foot office was designed by the three founders, and somehow, these three were able to make a space filled with vinyl figures and giant plushies look minimal.

One of the tricks up their sleeves is seen in the office's foyer, where a bulky desktop tower and printer are hidden within the reception desk. Not only that, but they took the computer's LCD off the table and raised it using an articulated arm. This helps bring the room together rather than breaking it up. It also makes any interactions with clients sitting in front of the desk more personal as there isn't all that tech in the way.

"The Design Within Reach around the corner from our studio used to have a bay of monitors supported by these arms," Todd Berger co-founder cypher13 told the book's author, Ian McCallam. "One day we noticed that they were no longer in use, so we inquired. They'd stopped using them and resold all but one, so we picked up the last one and just hung on to it assuming we'd find a use for it someday. It turned out to be a perfect fit for our foyer."

The Humanscale M7 used in the space is slightly different from the current model available, but it'll give you the same effect at home.

Where We Work, published by Collins Design, is available now.

Images: Justin Walker

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