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I have no idea what need there is for a folding workstation, especially one that looks profoundly uncomfortable. Still, it’s a fun idea that might spawn an idea or two.

Design firm Kapteinbolt explains:

We like to introduce FLKS (flex), a flexible workplace. Just open the panels unfold the table and the chair and put the plug in for light. The legs from the table and the chair are provided with special designed joints, pull and turn 90°.



The dimensions of the panels are a combination of sizes according to the Modulor of Le Corbusier in combination with the functional human sizes of today. This design is characterized by simplicity, clarity, freedom and space. Freedom in using and in arranging this workplace.



The dialogue between the space and furniture, but also the spaciousness of the furniture itself is an important fact. By bringing furniture back to the essence you can create space. The FLKS provides a definition of space. By giving cover to the back and to one of the sides, the FLKS creates a private and comfortable workplace.

[via dezeen]

John Baichtal

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  1. josiahritchie.myopenid.com says:

    So it’s basically a Murphy bed, except it’s a desk! This could be pretty handy in an efficiency apartment scenario.

  2. jeff-o says:

    Another example of form over function. Yeah, it looks neat, but it has no value. I bet it weighs a ton, too – requiring two people to carry it (that is, if you can get it through the door!) Guess how many people it takes to carry a folding table and chair? That’s right, two (or one, in two trips)!

    1. Nate says:

      You’ll probably see things like this at tradeshows and other kiosk-like events because someone who doesn’t attend them thought it fit with the company’s image.

      But +5 points for being built, and not a rendering. (or +2 for a damn good one)

  3. Just stoppingby says:

    Well I could easily see one of those storefront tax preperation places. Driving the rented cube van and dumping these off at all thier locations.