Coming back to work after the Christmas break can be a bit depressing, so one company allowed their staff to decorate their desks. But they probably didn’t expect people to take it this far!
The managers at Viking-Direct, a stationary supplier, decided to ask all their teams to decorate their desks with fun and creative things to help beat the winter blues. However, they were blown away when their ‘creative team’ – not content with simply bringing in small decorations or cat posters – decided to built a giant castle right in the middle of the office.
The incredible fortress is made up of roughly 500 bricks and took seven hours to build. It even has its own custom flag because ‘every castle has to fly a flag!’
Here’s the amazing castle and how they built it.
Its strong wall will hold off marauding accountants.
The drawbridge can even be lifted to keep the dreaded sales team at bay.
It began in the planning stages.
Hot glue was their cement.
And cardboard their bricks.
It’s a fortress that’ll stand for a thousand years… or until the next Christmas party.
Securing the drawbridge.
No one shall enter!
Honestly we want one. Watch the build in its entirety here:
Our only question is, what do a creative team actually do at a stationary supplier?
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.