Bunk-Desks!

At Zappos, we are always trying to come up with ways in which to Do More With Less, which is one of our Core Values , and we feel that Space is a valuable commodity. So, we have come up with a new way to fit more people into the offices here in Las Vegas, NV – Bunk-Desks.

The actual idea came from our CEO, Tony Hsieh , while he was thinking about ways to improve our office space situation. We have grown at such a rapid pace, that it’s easy to fill up to capacity before you even know there is a problem. Tony commissioned Warren and Associate Builders, here in Henderson, to build this innovation aimed at maximizing the office space available. After seeing the finished product, Tony actually requested that he be allowed to move his spot in the office to the top bunk.

Alfred Lin, COO of Zappos, after seeing Tony’s new toy, requested that we have another built with a bed on top so he can just crash out right here in the office when he works too late.

Tony is considering mass producing the Zappos BunkDesk and providing much needed space to office buildings around the world. Comment below and let us know what you think!

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm ZC39097 said:

LOL Happy April 1st!

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm RicciNeer said:

Ha! This isn't the one day April 1st special, is it? :)

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm iamdez said:

Being 6'7" I hardly ever see an office product that is at my eye level. Thanks Zappo's can't wait for the worldwide release!

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm ZC40123 said:

Better buy helmets for the bottom bunk dwellers.

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm ZC39991 said:

I have a feeling that might not be up to code. ;-)

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm ZC40160 said:

It might be more practical if the top bunk had drawers. ;)

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm ZC40105 said:

This rocks, but I would totally fall off. I am totally a top-bunk kind of guy. Kudos to you Tony for innovative thinking. Work on the cable management though!

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm mattlscc said:

nice! Happy April 1st!

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm ZC40158 said:

I like the 'think ahead' approach of not using 'rolling chairs' for the top bunk.

Idea: create a 'laundry shoot' that feeds to the bottom bunk's trash-can (or keyboard, for fun). Also, to get down the bottom bunk associate has to help them down each time on their shoulders; in a 'chicken-fighting' fashion (team building).

Good stuff, Zappos Team.

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm ZC40170 said:

If you're a female, you could never wear a skirt while on the top BunkDesk...

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm ZC20243 said:

Is this An April Fool thing? It probably is! You are good Tony!!!!!

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm ZC40194 said:

I love your "headspace" on this! Georgette Lambrinidis

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm ZC21639 said:

Is that what's called "moving up"?

Nice idea... especially today, or all days :-)

Grant

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm ZC34550 said:

I'd buy some for our company. Let me know when they're for sale!

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm ZC40221 said:

It gives you so much more space to do activities!

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm ZC31501 said:

Needs a slide for quick exits!

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm ZC26622 said:

I think it's a great idea, as long as your workers are not afraid of heights :)

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm ZC40230 said:

I hope that the guy up top at least gets an old soda can...you know, for those "lazy" or "pee-pee dance" moments!

:-D LOLOLOL

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm ZC40241 said:

This is pretty funny...hope that guy on top doesn't fall asleep at his desk. :-)

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm LIz Reid said:

bursted into laughter!! I love zappos!! i want to work here!!!

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm ZC40297 said:

HA!! Way too funny! Zappos is always having fun, aren't they?? :)

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm ZC31630 said:

how about the more environmentally friendly space saving desk hammock configuration?

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm Casey said:

But how do you climb up to the bunk desk? Or is that part of the charm for management - you climb up via a removable ladder that is only put back in place once you have completed all your work for the day..? ;-)

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm ZC40376 said:

How did you get up there? haha, I love that you had to take out the ceiling tile! Yeah but, um, I doubt your insurance company would allow this ;) #aprilfools

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm ZC40401 said:

BAHAHA!

Supervisor: We're so happy with your job performance, that we're moving you up a level!

Code Jockey: Awriiiight! *pumps fist in air*...Heyyyy, waaaaitaminit!!!

:0)

Too cute.

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm ZC411 said:

What's next...Zappos Airlines?!?!?!? We are leaders in innovation, that's for sure!

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm ZC40427 said:

Thinkin' I wouldn't be wearin' many of my skirts to the office....

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm ZC40446 said:

"...and he took my staple, and I said if he moves my desk again I will set the building on fire."

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm ZC40128 said:

Could this be adapted for school use in those over crowded classes? High schoolers might appreciate the bed version to catch up on their sleep.

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm ZC40414 said:

BRILLIANT!!! haha. tho i wouldn't like to be on top if it accidently falls. and what happens when the one on top farts? the bottom person gets a faceful of nastiness! gross but probable

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm ZC40486 said:

bunk highways baby!

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm www.TheNetworkHub.ca said:

Hahhaa, I've heard of shared office space but this is HILARIOUS!!!

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm ZC40559 said:

How do yo decide who get's the top bunk??? ohhh ohhh me me!!!!

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm ZC30025 said:

Now I understand....Now that's is April 2nd, does the woodwork get a coat of varnish?

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm ZC28581 said:

Tony I know ALL expectations ---Potential Upset.

I am sorry I expected the Bunk Desk to be a bit more creative'

How do you climb up there? Bring in the Forklift?

Koshy

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm ZC41301 said:

NICE place for the bottled water! NOT! haha!

Hey... Now I'm thirsty....

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Jan 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm ZC55909 said:

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