Unique Workstations for Unique Personalities

Unique Workstations for Unique Personalities

Joel Pirela
Oct 27, 2011

Oftentimes the space we work from reflects a lot about what we do. An accountant's stacked and sorting/filing system, an engineers desktop scientific/graphing calculator, a programmer's cookie-crumb filled keyboard, a graphic designer's anal retentive "don't touch it or die" desktop. There's an infinite amount of possible configurations, finishes and features for nearly any person out there. Here are a few we've gathered according to imagined personalities...

The Car Lover: Luzzo Workstation
If you've gotten automotive history in your veins, you may become smitten with the Luzzo. Inspired by Ettore Bugatti's Grand Prix automobiles of the 1930's, designer Alan Sawyer created this hulking desk out of 350 precision components, taking more than 1500 hours of machine work, polishing and assembling. The desk is adjustable via a hand crank and a system of interconnected gears. The "engine" of the setup is a retractable iMac (sort of like an automatic drop top?). The luxurious desk is topped off with Italian leather for a completely indulgent catering to the well moneyed set.

The Traveling Power User: Portable Workstation by MonoLab Design
Most of us think "laptop" when thinking of a mobile work solution. MonoLab Design thought bigger and badder. This one of a kind, mobile trunk was created out of necessity, constructed for a traveler who found themselves living and working more often from a hotel room than at home. It is an impressive piece of work with an industrial anodized aluminum case housing a Mac Pro and a 23" Cinema Display within. A Hall Mambo amplifier and a pair of aluminum enclosed Webern loudspeakers supply some serious audio.

The Modernist Architect: Milk Desk
With a presence which could only be described as monolithic, the Milk Classic embodies an ideal of a wire-phobic designer. Cable management plays a big part in the design, with several thru-outlets and special grooves to guide and hide the usual visible mess that mars a pristine desktop. The Milk even has a section specific for laptop storage and an optional adjustable center column can be moved up or down according to the user's height.

The Techie Chef: TwinTable
The Kitchen Workstation TwinTable is designed for the type of cook who likes to julienne vegetables while referencing recipes or videos online on their iPad or laptop. Not only is the work surface expandable and height adjustable, but the leaf sections can even be angled so using your tablet in the kitchen doesn't require a stand. This table could also work well in a office environment, since it could go from meeting room desk for many and convert back to a standing desk for one.

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