With Douglas Ball Inc.
The Clipper CS-1 is a computer workstation designed for CAD operators or anyone else who
spends extensive time using a computer. The “capsule” like workstation resembles an airplane cockpit with everything in reach of the user.
The seat, back and foot rests all adjust to allow for an exact custom fit to a wide range of body sizes. There is a break incorporated into the seat that allows the user to position themselves perfectly in relation to the computer monitor. Air and sound control is also taken into consideration.
The Clipper began as a study into the perfect work environment with three working models built and
used by all the designers. Newspace in Fort Worth Texas put the final design into production and built about a hundred.
The design received critical acclaimed in numerous magazines from Architectural Review to Wired to Vogue magazine. The Museum of Design in London acquired one for their permanent collection as well as The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and recently The Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal.