(Welcome to Ann, one of the "techettes" vying for a blogging position at the upcoming AT:Home Tech. Comment away.)
Computers are central to most people's lives and take a prominent place in our living space because of how we use them- seated, with our hands, eyes and ears engaged. If a home office doesn't need to replicate a cublicle, then it makes sense that computers should be integrated centrally, in the same manner as lighting and furniture.
Several steps beyond glueing wood veneer to your laptop, The handsomely designed computers from Suissa are a beautiful execution in craft. Before I saw them on Gizmodo, I was still wishing my laptop was Pantone 165–colored, and working on getting a better-looking sleeve to tote it in for outings, but if you're going to make a commitment to a desktop computer, you might as well think in terms of more substantial design and décor.
Here are some sample specs:
• six hard drives
• built-in wireless
• NVIDIA GeForce 7950 video card
• 2 GB DDR2 memory
• dual core processor
• Thermaltake Liquid Cooling System for CPU and video card
• 600 watt SLI ready power supply.
While their designs are not my favorite (I'd like to see how someone like Verner Panton or Jon Russel would pimp out their own Gigs), the innovation of the forms and attention to detail is very impressive. Now, if only I could hack a Louis IV chair so that my Mac Pro was nestled in, protected, wired, and cooled!