by Thomas Wailgum

Cubicles Gone Wild: 13 Wacky Workspaces

Sep 14, 2009

The office cubes you are about to see are definitely not what Herman Miller (the furniture company responsible for the modern day cubicle) had in mind. Every office has its colorful cube-dwellers, but these may make your office mates seem tame.

“Um, Hank, We Need to Talk”

“Hank, either you try that Subway diet or I tell the boss the space-sharing arrangement has failed.”

Do Not Adjust Your Screen


Oh, the work you will do! Perfect seating for Thing 1 and Thing 2! (Just imagine what the home office looks like.)

It All Started with a Sneeze…


Coming soon to your office: The H1N1 Cubicle Containment Kit.

Milton Waddams’ Cube


In “Office Space,” Milton’s cube moved four times in one year, traveling farther and farther away from the window (where he used to watch the married squirrels). And then he ended up in the bowels of the Initech basement, in Storage Room B.

The Bunker Look


PC? Check. Telephone? Check. Semi-automatic Assault Rifle? Check. (Larry just couldn’t figure out why all of his coworkers stopped inviting him to lunch.)

One Way to Get Out of Doing Work


“Has anyone seen Melissa around? She hasn’t been to any meetings today.”

It’s Official: The World’s Worst!


This ‘cube’ won the’s “Worst Cubicle in the World” award. It’s hard to disagree with the results.

All the News That’s Fit to Sit On


The only problem: Those wretched ink stains just won’t come out.

Requires Pledge Spray Budget


Actually, this is pretty clever. But tempts coworkers to write “dust me” on your wall.

It’s Blurry, But That’s the Point


The photo is a bit blurry, but we think the photographer (and the dweller of this cube) prefers it that way. He calls it a “hell hole.” C’mon, it’s not that bad.

That’s Some Tight Quarters


The ‘cube’ for a junior officer aboard a submarine. What, no room for pictures of Mom?

“Those Damn Neighborhood Kids!”


Some cubicles practically beg for pranks. At least the toilet paper is unused.

London’s Idea of Retro Cubes


Sure these Londoners are enjoying it now, but just you wait til the bloody clouds roll in and the showers open up.