Inflatable Office Space for Public Parks and Gardens

June 4, 2011 by

I noticed when I was last in Paris that most, if not all, public parks and urban gardens in that city offer free wifi. Kyle Daevel’s inflatable PVC Nomadic Knowledge Worker Environment and Chair, according the the Chicago designer,”questions the dematerialization of the office environment and public/private space.”

“In recent years, contemporary workers have moved from office to cubicle to home to the car and now to the corner coffeehouse or park that offers wi-fi.” says Daevel. “This dematerialization of the office has caused knowledge workers to hunt for the services that would typically be provided in the office environment, like access to the internet.”

So with the Nomadic Environment, could I skip the high cost of a hotel or apartment and just set up camp in one of the City of Light’s gorgeous parks?

You may see me blogging from Paris soon…

Sizes: Environment 10’ x 8’ x 8’, Chair 33” x 40” x 32”

 

  • http://www.manuretea.com Annie Haven | Authentic Haven Brand

    Love this I could move my office into the pastures if I had one : ) WiFi ready Moo Poo Teas : )

  • http://www.wcwkradio.com Gary Robinson

    Where can I get one of these? I want to talk with someone about this product asap! I love it!

  • Robin Plaskoff Horton

    Ah,they are just in concept stage now. They are super cool though!

  • faroq

    i like the idea of moving people outside. but does it have to be an inflateable plastic chair that does it? there are all kinds of sustainable materials that could be used rather than inflatable plastic… i’m all for urban gardening, i’m an avid one, but focusing on a product that won’t last that long (how long do inflateable pool float chairs last?) and most likely would end up in a landfill doesn’t seem in keeping with the spirit of GARDENING. a couple of final questions: how much does one sweat when sitting on one of these non-breathable chairs? and how would one inflate the thing? a heavy portable pump -how many batteries would THAT require? using one’s breath – which probably means the whole lunch break or a sizeable chunk of the time at the park would be spent getting the thing up and running.

  • jeannette

    “the freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for stylish urban gardens and small spaces”
    … um, the “plastic inflatable work space bubble”/”inflatable plastic chair” doesn’t seem to fit that description…
    lots of plastic featured more and more on this site… seems like it’s becoming the whole foods of urban gardening.
    care to feature more wood-based products, recycled products, repurposed products?

  • Robin Plaskoff Horton

    Thanks for your feedback Jeannette. I like to post things that people will react to–they may not always be things that I think are perfect, but I like to stimulate discussion too. Appreciate your input.

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    inflatable Office Space, “Office in a Bucket”

    Inflatable_officeIf you’re unfortunate enough to work in one of those new-age open plan concept offices and can’t escape annoying co-workers or that micromanaging boss, then you’re going to love this “Office in a Bucket” by Inflate Design. Made from ripstop nylon it comes in a variety of sizes that can all fit in a -you guessed it- bucket when deflated. It’s suitable for use both inside or in the great outdoors.

    The peace and quiet that will surround you when you spontaneously inflate it in the office will be worth every look of fear and suspicion given to you by your co-workers…but at least your red stapler will be safe.

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    The peace and quiet that will surround you when you spontaneously inflate it in the office will be worth every look of fear and suspicion given to you by your co-workers…but at least your red stapler will be safe.

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    Ah,they are just in concept stage now. They are super cool though!

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