Green Office Uses Shipping Pallets for Desks and Seating

Green Office Uses Shipping Pallets for Desks and Seating

Mike Tyson
Jan 14, 2011

The green revolution has brought about many creative solutions to everyday problems. We've shown you how to make your own office space more eco friendly but today we found an excellent example of a temporary office environment that utilized massive quantities of shipping pallets to create an extraordinary and functional workspace.

The Amsterdam offices of BrandBase were designed by the locals at MOST Architecture. The solution needed was in tended to be temporary which meant MOST was challenged to design a space that would ultimately be dismantled later on. Their solution was to use a recyclable product which could be reused for another purpose once the space is changed.

The result is an amorphous and sculptural installation that not only creates multiple desks but also an elevated floor along with staggered seating throughout. Glass sheets are used atop the desk surface to provide a smooth, splinter-free worktop. We love the neutral color the pallets give the space, creating a modern yet warm and inviting atmosphere. The pièce de résistance, however, is the main staircase that looks like a cascade of pallets pouring from the top floor down. The form is playful and organic. We could definitely see ourselves working in an office environment like this. And of course, we can all appreciate the fact that when it's all said and done, these crates can continue their lives being shipped all around the world and nothing needs to be wasted.

And as an added bonus, make sure you check out the IKEA Helmer drawers used in the top office floor. We can't get enough of those sleek and cheap bad boys.

For other eco-products you could use around your office space, check out:
Five Best Energy Efficient LED Desk Lamps
Affordable and Eco-Friendly Laptop Sleeves
The Wonderful World of Wood iPhone and iPad Docks

[via Contemporist]

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