If my office looked like this I would go to work every day. Imagine an office that fit your own personal style. Mine being a vintage industrial metal table, iron cathedral glass windows and a vintage bulb chandelier. Instead we go to cubicles or offices that have a nondescript chair, desk and bland carpet. And they are all the same. One after another after another. I’n not quite sure on how this happened but it probably had something to do with spending the least amount of money. It also had to do with treating us all the same. Let’s not forget the motivation to get out of a boring cubicle and into an office. There we could have room to breath and have a private phone conversation. A little history on the origin of the office.
Vintage Industrial Metal Table
It all started back in the Middle Ages with the rise of the medieval chancery. That was the place where most government letters and laws were written for the Kingdom. The rooms of the chancery had walls filled with nooks that held the rolled up pieces of parchment for safekeeping and occasional reference. Medieval paintings actually depict people in these private rooms handling the parchment and keeping records. But it wasn’t until the 13th century that the English form of the word office first appeared. It referred to a place where duties were performed. Geoffrey Chaucer used the word office first in 1395 to mean a place where business was transacted. We’ve come a long way baby but not the office hasn’t. It still means the same thing but unfortunately, the office was not a priority when it came to interior design. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a vintage industrial metal table like this to work on. Meet me at the water cooler.