Evidently the office of the future has no desks or chairs, just a twisting maze of plinths – whatever they are.
The idea is to free ourselves from the sedentary death trap of the desk and chair and create offices were we can “roam, perch, lie or even dangle, in any number of locations.” A perfect example: a recent, radical installation by brothers Ronald and Erik Rietveld, co-founders of the Amsterdam-based art and architecture studio RAAAF, and Dutch artist Barbara Visser. For three weeks last November, at the Looiersgracht 60 exhibition space in Amsterdam, the three built their vision: a full-scale office of the future…
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Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.