As you sit at the plain old wooden table where you work, take a look at these ten desks, which are probably more interesting than yours.
1. Dali’s desk
Above: The surrealist artist’s interesting take on what constitutes furniture.
2. Underwater desk
Above: In 2009, Maldives government ministers held a cabinet meeting beneath the sea – to highlight the effects of global warming.
3. Underwater desk 2
Above: In Mexico, ‘The Lost Correspondent’ is part of artist Jason deCaires Taylor’s eerie underwater sculpture park. Over 500 sculptures feature in the sub aqua museum.
4. Yard desk
Above: Clever decking and chunky desk transform this tiny yard into an al fresco study. The bamboo and Buddha add a touch of zen.
5. Bike rack desk
Above: Is it a bike rack? Is it a desk? Oh, it’s both. Handy, but not recommended for long shifts. Unless you’re a seasoned endurance cyclist.
6. Aeroplane desk
Above: This impressive workspace is designed by LA-based firm Motoart, who craft all kinds of furniture from aircraft engines.
7. BMW desk
Above: A vintage motor car becomes a desk with real wow factor.
8. Treadmill desks
Above: Work out while you work with this innovative design. Removes the need for after-work gym visits. Hopefully, they’ve got office showers.
9. Ball pool desk
Above: We’re not exactly clear what’s happening in this picture, but more people should have a ball pool around their desk. And why isn’t he in it?
10. The overgrown desk
Above: Eco architects Tres Birds Workshops created these leafy offices in the middle of Denver. The idea was to challenge the notion of technology taking over nature by imagining the roles reversed.