People are spending more time at computers than ever before, spurring a demand for innovative workstations and ergonomic office furniture.
It doesn't take long before the bodies of the computer-bound start to cramp up, their shoulders slumped forward, their spines curled lazily into the backs of chairs. After a few hours, bum cheeks get numb and not long after, discomfort related irritation sets in.
Many people don't get up from their office chairs unless they need to go for a bathroom break. While long durations of stagnation are bad for the body to begin with, having an office space that isn't functional makes it even worse.
Then there's a huge element of design that comes in to play. For some people, aesthetics are just as important, if not even more vital, than functionality.
These things considered, here are some of the most innovative office concepts featured on Trend Hunter. Some are geared directly at enhancing movement and exercise, others for ultimate relaxation and some as pure eye candy.
Netsurfer Computer Work Station
Portable Treadmill Workstation
The Future of Computer Workstations
Eco Workstation of the Future
Solar Power Desk
Funky Pod Desks
Globus Artifort Mobile Workstation (UPDATE)
PC Integrated Desks
The Steelcase Walk Station and The JW Treadmill Desk (ANIMATION)
Home Office Pod
Ergonomic Relaxation Workstations
Lie Down Computer Workstations
Futuristic Custom Desk
Vision One Computer Desk