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Getting Away From Work

Called "It Hûske" (small house), the mobile units are intended to provide a guilt-free place to rest during the working day. Imagine, a few legal hours off without the fear of a boss' fury.

By Editor Design.nl / 15-10-2009

Dutch designer (WURK concepts & design) Jurjen van Hulzen has designed a collection of office furniture for people to hide inside when they want to avoid working.

In the office people aren’t working every hour.  Facebook, Twitter and dating websites are being visited a lot, also the average employee is staring out of the window for approximately one day per month.

This phenomenon can be called "non-work" and while western society pretends to have transparent office politics, non-work is clearly taboo.There is a place in every office already where people can do non-work legally: the toile, for example. Taking this sace out of its existing context, Van Hulzen has redesigned it as a micro-architectonic object.

The `non-work’ has been legalised and facilitated in "it Hûske": the mobile hiding place in which people can take a rest. "It Hûske" doesn’t have one clear function but welcomes everyone for a little moment of non-work.

In the insipid and serious office the Hûskes are a welcome spot, with their filial and playful approach: more pleasure on the working floor, less stress. The consequence: a more productive office.

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