Boxed kit packs office furniture into a portable briefcase


July 28, 2013

Boxed, is a multi-functional and flexible piece of furniture which folds neatly into a wooden briefcase-like structure

Boxed, is a multi-functional and flexible piece of furniture which folds neatly into a wooden briefcase-like structure

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Laptops and mobile phones may have ushered in the age of the road warrior by freeing us from the confines of the office, but young Scottish designer Tyrone Stoddart has gone one step further by designing a kit that transforms a briefcase into office furniture.

Dubbed Boxed, the kit contains various bits and pieces that can be assembled to make a height-adjustable desk, two stools and lamp. Once you've completed your office duties, all the parts can disassembled and placed back into the case for your next portable meeting or transformed into a coffee table and two stools. While the kit is designed for indoor use, we also think this is a great idea (or excuse) for taking the office outdoors.

Made from ash tree timber, Boxed is not only a clever idea for simple furniture use but it is also sustainable. To raise awareness about Chalara (ash dieback), a disease that is currently killing off ash trees, Stoddart includes a small pouch of ash seeds with every Boxed kit. Users can then plant the seeds and give back to nature what was used to make the product.

The Boxed product is yet to make commercial production but your vote could help see it hit the market.

The video below demonstrates how Boxed transforms from briefcase to office furniture.

Source: Tyrone Stoddart

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1 Comment

A great idea. I have always dreaded working seated on the floor or leaning against a wall. This kit would provide great comfort and good posture. Now just wondering how sound is the structural and material strength with ash wood, which on the Janka scale stands at just around 1300 - against 3000 for bamboo and 3600 for ironbark ? Is it something you can invite your boss to seat on and discuss a payrise ?

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