In the 1930s, Czech-Brazilian industrialist Jan Antonín Bata was head of the Bata Corporation. He commissioned the design of the company's headquarters in Zlín, Czechia (then Czechoslovakia), and the 18-story building had a pretty unique feature: Bata's corner office was actually a gigantic elevator that could travel from floor to floor.
Impressively, it not only had electric sockets and two telephones (one for international calls), but a freaking sink with running hot and cold water. In this video, YouTuber Tom Scott gives us a tour of the impressive office. (I'm surprised this trend never caught on with millionaire industrialists, it's pretty darn cool.)
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