PARIS: Dining tables, sofas, and even beds have been transformed in recent years into work spaces as individuals have sought to cope with social distancing rules imposed during the pandemic.
While some people have gone so far as to seek out more spacious interiors, even if it means moving away from big cities, others have had to deal with these new configurations in restricted spaces, alone or with the presence of their families.
It’s an issue that many companies have taken on board in an attempt to offer remote workers an optimal environment, isolated from the rest of the family, and comfortable.
One example comes from the company SOiRO which has created a foldable workspace made of cardboard partitions.
The idea may seem absurd, but it allows a worker to have a sturdy desk, and above all a closed space, which, once folded, can be slipped under a bed or against a wall, to avoid cutting into the living spaces of their homes.
Water resistant and with a thickness of 5 cm to guarantee a certain solidity, this new-generation desk can be assembled in just one minute in any room of the house.
The Japanese company has designed three different heights to allow all family members to use its cardboard desks for all purposes.
An adult can use it in either sitting or standing position, for greater ergonomics, while a child can use it in a sitting position throughout the day.
And if you want to cowork, it is possible to position the desks next to one another without risks, since the partitions prevent projections.
Priced at 26,400 yen, the cardboard desk can just be thrown in your recycling bin at the end of its life just like any other cardboard packaging.