Gallery: The Outdoor Office Could Change How We Work & Reduce Our Carbo...

Indoor offices are the de facto place of business -- they're protected from the weather, climate-controlled, and they provide plenty of electrical outlets and a Wi-Fi signal. But with the advance of mobile technologies, we don't really need to be tethered to a desk anymore. In fact, we can work almost anywhere -- as long as we get a signal. For the last three years, New York-based designer Jonathan Olivares has been exploring The Outdoor Office to determine what is necessary to conduct business in an outdoor setting. What he suggests is that working in nature helps us think and has an added bonus of reducing our carbon footprint. You can see his recent project and furniture ideas on display at the Art Institute of Chicago. Brainstorming session in the park, anyone?

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