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Unistation – The Ultimate Desktop

by DigitalDoyle


The Unistation is series of unique computer workstations that I designed, engineered and fabricated. In fact, this is where I get to work everyday. Click the image above to see how it works.

The Unistation is a workstation concept designed to put all the tools a computer user needs within comfortable easy reach. In a time when people are spending more and more time in front of their computers, the Unistation is the most comfortable place to spend that time.

There are two main models, and some variations I’ll show here. On the left is my 2112, and on the right, two of my favorite things, the 1551 and my Beloved.


Unistation 2112

By far the most advanced design of the Unistation concept I’ve done to date. The 2112 is actually what I originally envisioned, but it wasn’t practical to build it at the time (1982). This is my personal workstation. It was completed in 1994 and is the only one of its kind on the planet.

The unit features arm cabinets that have compartments that hold my scanner, (in the right arm) and my CPU (in the left arm). The compartments have inverted gull-wing doors that open electrically. I used Lear Jet flap actuator screw gears and special motors to open and close them. In the top of the arms are storage compartments.

There’s a storage compartment that doubles as a footrest, and even has a leather pad, just beneath the seat. This is a very comfortable place to earn a living. 😉

Here’s a behind the scenes look at some of the fabrication process involved in creating the complex desktop.

Unistation 1551

These are a few shots of the 1551. This one is the 1551E (Executive). It’s rosewood veneer trimmed in solid rosewood with black leather seat. I don’t use that style of seat anymore, but I really liked the sculpted back pieces. There’s a stereo in the left arm cabinet in this one. The 1551 doesn’t have motors in the arms, however the seat back was electrically recline-able. The client was very pleased with this unit.




This was the production version of the 1551. It’s the coated version which is much cheaper to mass produce than the custom wood veneer models. That’s my very first original 128K Mac on the one below.



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