Living With Less: Home Office Folds Up into Suitcase
At some point, people who work at home should be able to put their office out of sight, out of mind. Japanese designer Toshihiko Hazama has designed a slick aluminum office-in-a-suitcase that folds and locks up neatly to only 52 cm (20.4") thick. Apartment therapy considers it expensive at 1 350,00 € (about US$ 1800) but I think they have been hanging out at IKEA too long.
The French distributor MyFab writes about the designer:
Toshihiko Hazama is a talented designer from Japan. After studying design followed at Nippon Institute of Technology, Toshihiko decided to specialize in the use of industrial materials like aluminum and magnesium applied to furniture. Its projects @ Desk and Box Office illustrate his interest in the issues of optimizing space and taste for minimalist designs.
Myfab has an interesting business model:
Myfab proposes a new way to buy: online and directly from the factory, without intermediaries.
We are thus the first Internet platform to offer high quality designer products at factory price, always 50-80% cheaper.
They produce only on order; the Box office is built in Shanghai and delivered in seven weeks by ship and and road transport. They recommend that you "ensure that stairwells and openings are wide enough to allow delivery."
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