I remember seeing a documentary on Richard Sapper in college, and he revealed he liked to work in a darkened room lit by a single bulb over his project, the better to focus and concentrate. Since then I've been fascinated by how people work. For that reason I enjoyed Seed Magazine's "Workbench" features, where they'd examine the workstation of a creative and provide some context, but they apparently killed that feature in January.
To a lesser degree I dug looking through Onextrapixel's "Peeping into 88 Designers' Workstations" post earlier this month, but after a while, photo after photo of a tidy workspace absent of any context or explanation becomes almost disappointing. You want to know more: Why is their desk arranged so? What personal idiosyncrasies led to this configuration? What are they happy or unhappy with about their workspace?
Along these lines, a more satisfying read is Bene Office Furniture's interview with Konstantin Grcic--not on his work, but on his workflow. Grcic talks about working on the road versus in his own office, what type of environments help him concentrate, his favorite work tools, and more. An excerpt:
Bene: What type of office do you like - an open office or a cubicle? Do you prefer to be alone or to be in a room together with other people?
Grcic: The whole office is just one room, about 120 square metres, a very open, light space that we all share. This exposure forces me to work even harder to achieve concentration. You hear noises and music playing. I like this environment - that's work. It's also movement. Working means physical movement for me; like building models, the hum of the drill. So you can sense the work process, and I find that motivating.
Read the full interview here.