ScooterDesk by UTILIA

scooterdesk-utilia-01.jpgScooterDesk was designed by Jiri Vanmeerbeeck of UTILIA, a Belgian design firm, and earned a top nomination at INDEX 2005, Denmark's worldwide award that promotes innovative design that improve lives. In the situations where it can be used, it brings many ergonomic benefits over traditional desks, but what caught our eye is how elegant the design is and how little materials it uses: 3 metal tubes, a tabletop, a saddle, and wheels. Once again, the power of design! Of course, it cannot replace a big desk when one is needed, but when only a small surface (and maybe some mobility) is required, or when space is at a high premium, Scooterdesk fits the bill while apparently being a lot of fun.Some of the information from the INDEX 2005 ScooterDesk page:

When using a ScooterDesk:
-Your back is in optimal position: straight.
-You are stimulated to gently move and change position often:
-You train your ligaments and muscles, and stimulate your circulation and metabolic processes.
-You may have a lot of fun riding to your co-workers.

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AREAS OF APPLICATION
ScooterDesks are extremely universal, they have many areas of application:

> at the office

Alternate tasks between (static posture) workstations and ScooterDesks to avoid spinal injuries and accommodate the stricter healthcare laws.

Greatly improve interactivity between co-workers; organise instant group-meetings, without leaving for the auditorium.

Improve your freedom to task everywhere, not only at the office, but also at the factory, warehouse, or even outside, wherever you are needed.

Review files at the archive locally, without having to run back and forth with them to your desk.

> at home

ScooterDesks are useful as complementary desks for home-workers, small businesses and practices, at places where there are no other writing facilities.

With a ScooterDesk you can take some work into the garden, terrace, bathroom, bedroom, kitchen,... or your children can do their homework on a ScooterDesk-Duo in the kitchen... places where you wish to do some work, but are not facilitated for it.

> semi-public spaces

-filling out forms at post offices/banks
-self banking
-'laptopping' at the wifi-spot in the airport lounge
-flipping through a book in the library
-as laptop desks in hotel rooms
-as touch down stations for guards in museums or shops
-reading magazines in waiting rooms
-at (adult) schools for outside lectures and mini auditoriums
-outdoor sketching in the park or zoo
-hostess checking in passengers at the airport
-doctor doing his rounds in the hospital
-...

::INDEX 2005 nomination, ::UTILIA

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