While we’re on the subject of desks



Our post about the OneLessDesk the other day prompted some discussion about desks in general, and included a link to an eye-popping desk design from Peter Sucy. He calls it the PerDesk.

We wanted to find out more, so we asked him what it was all about.

“This desk is a design I came up with after unsuccessfully trying to find a desk for use with a zero gravity chair.

“The desk at the bottom of the page (in woodgrain) with just shelves front and rear was the original design but I decided to take it to the extreme and the result was the design at the top of the page and depicted in the animations. The large arch holds two slide out bays that will each hold a Mac Pro and battery backup unit. The arch also provides a support for multiple monitors.”

Multiple monitors we can understand. But two Mac Pros and 12 Mac Minis? What’s that all about?

“I wanted a unit that would hold at least two Mac Pros because I get tired of waiting for a test image to render and wanted to be able to switch between machines. I thought the 12 Mac Mini render farm would be just the ticket for rendering my 3D lenticular images because it takes 10-12 frames to comprise a 3D image and each frame can take hours or even days to render just one frame.

“The full blown desk was designed to replace the typical office cubicle with a 7′ x 10′, ergonomically comfortable, workstation solution based around a reclining zero gravity chair.”

Right now the PerDesk is just an idea in Peter’s head. But if any manufacturers are interested in turning into a product, he’d like to hear from them. Perhaps we should put him in touch with the OneLessDesk guys, although then they’d have OneMoreDesk, so maybe not.


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10 responses to “While we’re on the subject of desks”

  1. Cmdr. Mark says:

    Reminds me of a dentist chair.

  2. Dean Heckler says:

    “OneLessDesk Guy” here. The PerDesk and UltimateDesk are slick designs. It’s funny because I’ve owned a PerfectChair for about 11 years now and always thought about how much computer work I could get done while sitting in it. Knowing me, I’d probably fall asleep all the time. Its just too comfortable.

  3. Julie Gomoll says:

    There’s lots to love about this desk. I’m wondering, though – how do you get in and out of it?

  4. gilest says:

    Julie: I think the arms that hold the monitors in place swing out to the side, allowing you to walk into the central section. See Peter’s web page for an animation.

  5. Peter says:

    Yes, that’s correct. I considered mounting the monitors on curved tracks so they would slide out of the way, but the swinging arms is the simpler solution.