Albert Einstein once famously said “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”. While the argument of whether a messy desk has an impact on your productivity still rages on, we felt intrigued to explore the work spaces of iconic and influential individuals spanning literature, art and science.
For example, Roald Dahl sought refuge within his ‘writing hut’ at the bottom of his garden, acting as a sanctuary where he could work without being interrupted. Ultimately, it was the birth place of some of the most inspiring children’s books. Nikola Tesla on the other hand happily basked in the blue light of electricity within his laboratory, observing the arching and jumping of his high voltage experiments.
We scoured the internet for the 15 most inspirational work spaces, compiling them into the below handy infographic: