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La Fonction No.1 briefcase transforms into a miniature mobile cubicle

La Fonction No.1 briefcase tra...
La Fonction No.1 is a briefcase which transforms into a miniature mobile cubicle
La Fonction No.1 is a briefcase which transforms into a miniature mobile cubicle
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When in briefcase mode, La Fonction No. 1 looks like any other functional satchel
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When in briefcase mode, La Fonction No. 1 looks like any other functional satchel
La Fonction No. 1 can be pulled using the detachable handle
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La Fonction No. 1 can be pulled using the detachable handle
La Fonction No. 1 can be carried over your shoulder using the detachable straps
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La Fonction No. 1 can be carried over your shoulder using the detachable straps
La Fonction No. 1 can accommodate any laptop with a screen up to a maximum of 15-inches
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La Fonction No. 1 can accommodate any laptop with a screen up to a maximum of 15-inches
La Fonction No. 1 in its workstation form, providing a mobile cubicle for working
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La Fonction No. 1 in its workstation form, providing a mobile cubicle for working
La Fonction No. 1 in its workstation form, providing a mobile cubicle for working
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La Fonction No. 1 in its workstation form, providing a mobile cubicle for working
The individual elements of La Fonction No. 1 laid out flat to demonstrate how it works
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The individual elements of La Fonction No. 1 laid out flat to demonstrate how it works
La Fonction No.1 is a briefcase which transforms into a miniature mobile cubicle
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La Fonction No.1 is a briefcase which transforms into a miniature mobile cubicle

While smartphones, tablets, and ultra-portable laptops have made it possible to work anywhere and everywhere, some privacy has been lost in the process. La Fonction No.1, a briefcase which transforms into a miniature mobile cubicle, is one attempt to bring an element of privacy back to the new work-on-the-go ethic.

La Fonction No. 1 is, as its name suggests, the first product in the La Fonction range by piKs design. It was inspired by the pioneers in photography who used to have to hide themselves away as they worked to protect the photographic plate from being exposed to any additional light. After two years and a dozen prototypes for La Fonction No. 1 offers a similar cocoon-like environment.

Citing a "rise in nomadism and digital," La Fonction claims that No. 1 reinvents the traveling office. La Fonction further suggests that No. 1 is "to the 2010s what the briefcase was to the 1980s." Which is a bold claim, but one backed up by the methodology behind the design.

The individual elements of La Fonction No. 1 laid out flat to demonstrate how it works
The individual elements of La Fonction No. 1 laid out flat to demonstrate how it works

La Fonction No. 1 is a functional satchel crafted from fine leather with an Italian cotton canvas interior. In its carriable form it's capable of holding a laptop (with anything up to a 15-inch screen), as well as other tools needed for working on the move. When it comes time to shut the world away and get down to some serious work, La Fonction No. 1 folds out to form a mobile workstation. This means the screen is protected from reflections, as well as any prying eyes that happen to be lurking.

At €840 (US$1,130) La Fonction No. 1 is expensive, but it's suitable for either traveling or working in an open plan office, where privacy is hard to come by.

Source: La Fonction

3 comments
BigGoofyGuy
I think it is a great idea but not at the price they are selling it for.
ljaques
Cute idea...for Millionaires. I use a glare guard ($30 NoteSHADE which covers 2-1/2 sides of the screen) which stops the sun and gives privacy, for juuuuuust a little bit less money. Man, I see so many items going to market at unbearably high prices. Real humans can't afford things like this. I'll bet 1000 are made DIY for every one of these sold.
StepSWiz
Curious! Can someone explain why a hack saw is included in one of the images? Scale?