Both mobile office and mobile gym, Work Unit (2009) was intended for research into new relationships between ‘work’ and ‘working out’. Crafted from plywood, hinges and casters, the unit is an analog response to the dual problems posed by digital culture: the homelessness that springs from the infinite nomadism offered by mobile technology, and the disembodiedness of sitting still for hours on end, staring into the void of the screen. It is a space that can travel anywhere a laptop can, as long as its operator can muscle it there. It comes complete with three working modes: fully private, semi-private, and fully public (for collaboration with up to 6 others).
Designed in collaboration with Adam Hayes