Cockpit style workstation is way cooler than any cubicle

Sometimes designers create something that is simply too far ahead of its time. That seems too be the case with the Clipper CS-1, a cocoon like workstation which actually dates back to the early '90s before most of us even used computers. Created for CAD workers, the opaque side screens are supposed to reduce screen reflections while letting plenty of natural light through, but they also provide much better privacy than an open cubicle.

Unlike other similar personal workspaces which are designed to work outside, the Clipper simply sits inside an office to give each worker their own sanctuary.

Created as part of a Herman Miller study into improving office spaces, about 100 Clippers were built, but this is one design that I think would be far more successful if it were reintroduced today.

Shedworking, via Treehugger.com