Everyone has experienced some level of stress or boredom while at work, it’s inevitable in today’s working hyper-pressurised culture, these simple desk toys want to stave off those feelings.
Product designer Keyi Chen has managed to recreate a range of nostalgic 90’s desk toys with a unique 21st century twist that help people to finally take a step back from their work, take a breath and relax.
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The new range is called the Inte-rest-ing series and has been designed to offer stressed-out workers a range of helpful tools to disconnect from the day-to-day grind and embrace a new joy of being at work, even if it’s for just a few moments.
Offices around the world are filled with workers glued to their desks, never able to just be. The collection is a simple response to that 24/7 working culture everyone exists in.
These desk toy ideas include five office items. The first is a fan activated when you breath into it, a calculator that allows you to play a hidden game using a secret switch.
A mouse which can sense when you are bored and sends you an email with a cute fortune cookie that’ll redirect you to a random website or topic for you to read. There is also a USB stick that you have to squeeze to use and a pen which doubles as a rattle.
The entire collection was made using a 3D printer and completely customised electronics. The desk toy ideas series unfortunately is still in the design phase, so they are not available to buy, yet.