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Sagmeister & Walsh by John Madere
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Sagmeister & Walsh gives employees a whole year off

Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio, Sagmeister & Walsh, for a year-long sabbatical.

He showed off the innovated products that resulted from a refreshed workforce in a 2009 Ted Talk.

(His staff also poses naked for official photos, but that's another story.)