We've reported on a lot of unusual uses for old pallets over the years, including the construction of holiday lawn ornaments and large-scale models of famous buildings like the White House and Buckingham Palace. Now comes word of yet another use for "retired" platforms ... creating the "Pop-Up Office."
The Pop-Up Office, designed by the Toronto-based firm Dubbeldam Architecture + Design, consists of a series of flexible, narrow modules made from reclaimed wooden pallets. Each module includes a wall, ceiling, and floor, plus varying furniture and accessories, such as a desk, seating, and shelves. To assemble them, the user slides each segment into slots, with no hardware or glue required. This flexibility and simplicity makes it possible to quickly reconfigure a work or meeting space as needed.
Dubbeldam says the modular office, which was on display at the recent Toronto Interior Design Show, could be useful for temporary installations, such as outdoor festivals and disaster relief situations. It strikes us, though, as something a warehouse or DC manager could definitely appreciate.
To view photos, see the article on Pop-Up Offices at Gizmag, a website devoted to invention and technological innovation.