Yes, Barbarian Group Has a Waterless Hot Tub. But Look What Barton F. Graf Has

Something better

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These agency tours of The Barbarian Group are pretty impressive. But you know who's not that impressed? Fellow New York agency Barton F. Graf 9000.

When Barbarian Group released its Vimeo video showing off its giant, snake-like, resin-poured "Superdesk," Barton F. Graf responded with its own video about its own enormous piece of continuous furniture—called the floor.

Last week, Adweek went into the Barbarian offices for a closer look, and got to see the agency's waterless hot tub (see below). But once again, Barton F. Graf ups the ante with a waterless kiddie pool. Look at how childlike and playful it is. Clearly it must produce better ideas than the hot tub does.

Obviously Barbarian is cool, but it will never be the coolest.


@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.