#dojowheels for Mobile Productivity

View all 10 Photos

In line with the tiny house movement, which transforms exceptionally small spaces to economically service all basic living necessities at an optimal space efficiency, FIVE AM’s #dojowheels is likewise revolutionizing the traditional office space, offering a compact and commercial mobile option.
Requiring a more flexible working schedule while traveling, Belgium-Based design studio, FIVE AM decided to retrofit their small caravan in order to mobilize their productivity, creating a “dojo on wheels” or #dojowheels, to work on the go. Following in the footsteps of vagabonds like Danish designer Verner Panton, inventor of the iconic Panton Chair, who in his earlier years retrofit a Volkswagen Minibus with a place to sleep and drawing board, while traveling across Europe on an expedition in search of design work, the designers at Five-AM seem to have had the same idea.
“As a design office we were having the idea of a mobile office for a long time. So, we bought an old caravan. But as we didn’t have the time to design it, the caravan staid in my back yard for 2 years. After a while we were thinking to do something during Milan Design Week. We had a lot of work at that time, so the ideal solution was to move our office to Milan. So we started designing the caravan.” – Oliver Caluwier, Creative Partner at FIVE AM.

Teaming up with Delta Light, who provided lighting fixtures, Groep Kordekor, who helped construct the light-emitting stretched ceiling, and Quinze & Milan, who provided the cushions for their multipurpose futon, Five AM was able to successfully redesign the interior of the #dojowheels caravan into a productive space with quality amenities. Dojo, referring to a place where one may practice any subject until enlightenment, #dojowheels was aptly named to perform as their personalized dojo, a mobile training facility, where the designers may not only practice, but also rest. #Dojowheels easily fits a couch, bed, meeting table for up to 6 adults, minifridge (that can hold +/- 150 beers), storage boxes fixed to perforated walls, secret under-floor storage, and various lighting options, including reading lights, above table fixtures, and outdoor lighting. To ensure easy mobility, light aviation-type plywood is used for the multifunctioning floor, bed and table space. Essentially a “blanc canvas” #dojowheels is designed to be a, “place where we can do whatever we want, wherever we want.”

FIVE AM specializes in product and interior design, as well as temporary installations. With an aesthetic focus on simplicity in form that generates well functioning design, FIVE AM has received international awards and recognition including recognition from the prestigious Design Vlaanderen.

    string(5) "admin"
Tags: , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • The Tasca Chair

    A contemporary take on traditional restaurant chair designs. Created in a collaboration between Lisbon-based Portuguese…

  • The Cloud Table

    A creatively designed coffee table inspired by the curved shapes of cloud formations. Founded in…

  • Introducing Tuft + Paw

    Elegant and practical furniture for design lovers’ cats. Founded in 2016 by cat lover Jackson…

  • The Oaki Lounge Chair

    A modern chair that fuses Nordic design and Japanese craftsmanship. Perfect for reading or spending…

  • The Hook Lamp

    A modular pendant lamp inspired by outdoor markets. Seoul-based industrial designer Huisu Jo turned to…

  • Karimoku Commons Tokyo

    A new showroom and gallery space that features the brand’s latest furniture collections and creative…

  • Bird Silo

    A modern bird feeder made from 100% recycled plastic. Modern birdhouses and feeders come in…

  • The Ashi Fireplace Tools

    A set of elegant and practical tools for modern fireplaces. Wood-burning stoves, fire pits, and…

  • The Line

    A minimalist collection of tables and stools that put the focus on the beauty of…

  • The Tusk Candle Collection

    Modern candles inspired by the animal world. Designed by UMÉ Studio co-founder Victor Lefebvre, the…

  • The Vipp Swivel Chair

    An office version of the elegant Vipp chair design. Following on the footsteps of the…

  • The Sneature Bio Sneaker

    An innovative and eco-friendly sneaker concept that features only biodegradable materials. Created by German designer…

Take me there

  • The Aman Kyoto Hotel

    A high-end hotel that draws inspiration from traditional Japanese inns. Nestled in a private garden…

  • The Dexamenes Seaside Hotel

    An abandoned winery converted into a high-end hotel. Located on a pristine beach in the…

loader