Why Settle for a Standing Desk When You Could Have This Giant Hamster Wheel?

Now march, drones!

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Do you like the modern sensibility of a standing desk but wish it also served as a constant reminder of your work life's soul-crushing drudgery? Well then I've got good news.

This 80-inch-diameter Hamster Wheel Standing Desk, invented by two guys (artist Robb Godshaw and developer Will Doenlen) at 3-D software company Autodesk, is questionably necessary in a world where we already have treadmill desks. But it's also pretty awesome.

The whole project is clearly tongue-in-cheek, as you can tell from the description on Instructables.com, where you'll also find all the directions to make one yourself.

"Rise up, sedentary sentients, and unleash that untapped potential within by marching endlessly towards a brilliant future of focused work. Step forward into a world of infinite potential, bounded only by the smooth arcs of a wheel. Step forward into the Hamster Wheel Standing Desk that will usher in a new era of unprecedented productivity."

The official video seems a bit languid for my tastes, but as you can see in the time-lapse below, this productivity wheel can handle some serious speed.

Via PC Magazine.

@griner david.griner@adweek.com David Griner is creative and innovation editor at Adweek and host of Adweek's podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."