Globus Scriptorium is out of reach for Joe
Pause reading for a moment and take a look around you – what is the desk that you’re working on, if any? What if you prefer to do all your blog reading from your bed with your notebook resting on the mattress? For those who find the idea of doing so indignant and want somewhere resplendent to work, there is the Globus Scriptorium.
By Dutch innovator Michiel van der Kley, who took his inspiration from examining the eclectic designs conceptualized by 1930s futurists, the 2 1/2′ diameter pod is comprised of two durable polyurethane hemispheres that, when opened with its built-in handle, forms a seat and a workspace. The foam-molded seat swivels 180°, and is padded and luxuriously upholstered in leather, placing users 1 1/2′ from the base for comfortable, relaxed reclining while working. The workstation’s sturdy volkern plastic desktop unfolds and extends from the front hemisphere, supported by a hidden steel bracket; small items may be stored underneath the work surface. Requiring a mere 8 3/4′ sq. of floor space. It moves silently on four double-casters equipped with soft rubber treads.
The asking price for this beauty? $7,000 – not something everyone can stomach.