Infinite Desk Keeps Office Employees In Constant Communication [Video]

Infinite Desk Keeps Office Employees In Constant Communication [Video]

The Barbarian Group's new office features a wave-like table that serves as a work area for all the company's employees.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 18 february 2014

Creative agency The Barbarian Group hired architect Clive Wilkinson to redesign their office in New York City. At the center of the new design is a 1,100-foot long continuous desk that runs through and around the company’s 23,000 square-foot office.

The “superdesk” provides a work place for all 125 of the agency’s employees. The endless table also includes seven archways which create communal spaces that serve as meeting rooms and alcoves that people can use to take a break from being on their desks.



In an interview with The NY Times, Wilkinson revealed that he dreamt up the idea for the table from an earlier version he designed in 2004 for London advertising agency Mother.

The endless table is designed to create more cohesion in the workplace, encourage people to connect with each other more efficiently in the workplace, and to help keep those good ideas flowing.

Take a quick tour around the Barbarian Group’s new office in the video below.

And check out our interview with Barbarian Group co-founder Benjamin Palmer about what creativity means to him, and how he stays inspired.

Barbarian Group

Source: The NY Times

Images: Barbarian Group


Retail Expert: What Sustainability Means To The Millennial Generation

Design Today

Milk Proteins Could Be The Packaging Material Of The Future

A newly discovered casein-based alternative is biodegradable, sustainable and even edible

Technology Today

Intel’s New System Will Help Technology See And Understand The World

Joule is a tiny board for developers designed to bring powerful computer vision to cheap and easy-to-make prototypes


Get PSFK's Latest Report: Future of Work

See All
Design Today

This LA Hotel Is Designed Specifically For Cocktail Drinkers

The Walker Inn is a new Los Angeles "Bed and Beverage" experience that offers guests an intimate setting for their night cap

Education Today

Bringing Virtual Reality And Telepresence Robotics To E-Learning

This Learning Management System is embracing new technologies to reallocate teaching resources to where they should be going


Chris Bennett

Soldsie Founder, Social Commerce

Advertising Today

Interactive Art Exhibition For Dogs Provides Endless Fun

Installations created by artist Dominic Wilcox are based on activities loved by canines, such as fetching tennis balls and splashing in water

Beauty Today

Design Your Own Custom Watch Faces

Customize your wrist device with Garmin's new app that lets you display personalized images or patterns

Syndicated Today

How The Olympics Taught Us Lessons In Cloud Analytics

Dan Vesset, group VP for analytics and information management at IDC, tells how cloud-based business analytics support decision-making


Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders

PSFK Op-Ed august 22, 2016

Everything I Know About Leadership I Learned Teaching 7th Grade Math

Bree Groff, Managing Director at NOBL NYC, shares her secrets for knowing your employees and enabling a team

PSFK Labs Today

PSFK’s Workplace Vision: How The Nurturing Of Seeds Will Come To Define The Onboarding Process

Our Future of Work vision is a service that allows companies to assemble and deliver welcome packets that are uniquely focused on the concept of growth

Arts & Culture Today

Artist Shuts Down Sexist Comments By Turning Them Into Images

Rora Blue explores social stigma in a photo series titled 'Handle With Care'

Arts & Culture Today

Japanese Face Wash Creates A Perfect Rose Every Time

Kanebo's latest addition to the Evita line includes an application that dispenses cleanser in the shape of a flower

Mobile Today

Twitter Bot Will Warn You If You Are A Troll

An online tool developed out of Intel's Hack Harassment movement helps filter out or notify cyber bullies

Retail Today

Passengers Can Now Earn Airline Miles For Sharing Their Location Data

The Frequent Flyer app measures background data and gives travelers points that can be exchanged for tickets with participating airlines

Advertising Today

The NBA Is Releasing Two Original Shows To Stream On Twitter

The sports league announced a deal that demonstrates an interesting expansion of its content strategy


Innovation Debrief: Boston
Business Concepts Born In 'The Hub'

Automotive Today

Cadillac Concept Shows A Future Design Direction

The flagship sedan reveals the brand is continuing to hone and refine its luxury aesthetic

Design Yesterday

Device Gives Home Renovators X-Ray Vision

Walabot gives homeowners with a knack for DIY construction projects the ability to see what's hiding behind their walls

Fashion Yesterday

Modular Bag Can Be Folded Into Many Shapes And Forms

The ModiBag is made using wooden components covered in leather, which can be bent into different formations

No search results found.