“The endless table” is a new kind of office desk designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects for The Barbarian Group’s office. The client wanted to make their work space happy and inspired, so the designers of Clive Wilkinson Architects created a 4,400 square feet desk diffused in all the office space in order to allow all employees and collaborators sharing this desk.
This 4.400 square feet desk is made of plywood. At some areas it rises from the floor making curved arches that form shelves, meetings rooms, and individual work nooks. The project has been nominated for the 2014 World Interior of the Year Award, which rewards the most interesting projects of the last 12 months.
The Client said: “At The Barbarian Group, we believe in the power of ideas to provoke a reaction. So when challenged with our own brief – to keep the Barbarian tribe happy and inspired everyday – we turned to Clive Wilkinson, an architect who shares our passion for interesting ideas in a world pre-disposed to boring sameness”. The architect responded promptly to the request to create a collaborative and creative environment with a long work surface, that to call it a table is a gross understatement. “A desk that we could all share, literally – 4,400 square feet (409 square meters, 870 plywood panels) of undulating, unbroken awesomeness to keep people and ideas flowing”.