Caravan's interior transforms for work or rest

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The dojowheels mobile office provides a space for working and conducting team meetings when away from the Five AM HQ

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People who travel for business will know that a mobile office could make life a lot easier. Belgian design firm Five AM thought this, too, so went about creating its own mobile office from an old caravan. Not only is the dojowheels a workspace, though, it can also be transformed into a place to sleep.

The dojowheels was conceived by Five AM some years ago. "So we bought an old caravan," explains creative partner in the firm Olivier Caluwier. "But as we didn’t have the time to design it, the caravan stood in my back yard for two years."

Fast-forward a touch and the firm was looking for a project to deliver for this year's Milan Design Week, which ran from April 14-19. The team became conscious that a Milan-based office would be useful and realized that this was an ideal opportunity to revisit the dojowheels concept, effectively killing two birds with one stone.

It was decided that the caravan should be multifunctional and a relative blank canvas, so as to be flexible for a variety of uses. Beyond that, the development was fairly organic, with details being altered even during construction.

The finished design is described by Five AM as a mobile training facility or office, and its configuration can be easily changed to meet the current needs of the user. Much of the interior installation is made of lightweight plywood, with perforated wall panels upon which storage boxes can be mounted.

A raised floor provides storage space underneath and a central, circular table can be raised up from the floor or lowered back into it when not in use. There's enough room around the table for six and space below the floor provides legroom for people to sit on the floor while working at the table. When the table is stowed, a bed can be formed by folding out a couch at one end of the caravan.

Elsewhere, the caravan boasts a fridge (for keeping up to 150 beers cool) and there is a variety of different lighting , including reading lights, work lights above the desk, outdoor lights and long ceiling lights.

The dojowheels project started in February this year and was completed in April, just in time for Milan Design Week.

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