这张巨大的办公桌是为深圳“SimplyWork”联合办公空间设计的。它为单个的会员们提供非指定的自由工位，是被称为“Hot Desks (HD)”的办公空间。所有注册会员都可以在这个HD区随意入座。
This large one-piece table was designed for a co-working space of ‘SimplyWork’ in Shenzhen. It was called “Hot Desks (HD)”, a non-designated working space for individual members. The registered members are able to take any seats available in this HD zone.
Instead of providing separate desks, a large one-piece table with 40 seats was designed, reflecting the concept of co-working. The table was given primarily a linear shape, but it was deliberately formed into a unique one with turns, curves, and a split in order to provide seats with various conditions. Some seats are relatively closed for isolation, and some seats are more open to the neighbors for communication. The members are able to choose preferable seats each day.
“Working scenes are often represented by the image that people without a doubt sitting in front of mediocre office desks, but this image has to be updated. The mode of working has been drastically changed in recent years, caused by multiple factors such as diversified business types, plasticity of organization and working style, the advancement of communication tools, and the transitional meaning of work and life for people. When the mode of working changes, its spatial environment has to be rethought.” (Baba Masataka, Post-Office, 2006)
The exploration of new working environment has started in the design field. Our design for SimplyWork 2.0 proposed a series of quasi-streetscapes within an office floor; it aimed at creating visual and spatial complexity in the working environment. We believed that new and creative thoughts by entrepreneurs often came if there were more stimulating information and communication from outside; and active streets were able to offer them.
The large one-piece table for this project was designed as an element consisting of a streetscape; it was carefully shaped in response to the surrounding elements. Unlike conventional office desks that were repetitive and replaceable, this large one-piece table was given a unique form and a visible identity, and was anchored on the ground. And people working at this table became a part of street drama. We tried with the design of SimplyWork 2.0 creating quasi-streetscapes and involving people into the drama played there.