National Cubicle Day presents an opportunity for departmentalised office workers to rise above the conformist standards, customise their cubes and announce their individuality. Designed by Robert Propst and known for a complete absence of individuality, cubicles were first introduced in 1967 as a way to subdivide open office space and provide workers with a degree of privacy. These modular systems were built to be easily reconfigured in almost as many ways as a bucket of Lego bricks, and today’s cubicle options include pods of workers with shared tasks as well as individual office cubes.
Ways to celebrate include improving your Chi with cube Feng Shui, challenging workers to a cube decorating contest or simply appreciating the temporary walls that protect you from the annoying habits of your neighbour. However you choose to celebrate National Cubicle Day, be sure to make your unmistakeable claim on your little section of the cube farm.