Reflecting the rise in nomadism and digital, at a time when the way we view the office is changing radically, La Fonction no. 1 allows you to carry and protect your laptop, as well as offering much more besides.
Beneath the appearance of an incredibly functional leather satchel lies a mobile workstation which folds out to protect the screen from reflections as well as prying eyes, guaranteeing the user’s isolation and concentration when travelling or working in an open-plan office.
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- Made from leather and textiles
- Colored full-grain cow leather, aniline finish
- Lined in high-quality Italian canvas: 87% cotton, 13% polyurethane
- l.43cm x h.36cm x p.6cm
- Small detachable external pocket (23cm*20,5cm) for power cable or Ipad mini
- Internal storage compartments
- Hanging loop
- Option of carrying using adjustable straps or handle
- Protection of a new generation computer with maximum 15-inch screen
Facilitating protection, transport, isolation and concentration, La Fonction no. 1 is a model of hybrid design awarded by L’Observeur du Design 2013.
La Fonction no. 1 – the inaugural product and manifesto for an emerging catalogue – reinvents the travelling office.
Changes in communication methods are reconciling work and mobility.
Laptops, smartphones and tablets are making it possible to work where you want, when you want – sometimes at the price of confidentiality and often to the detriment of concentration. The piKs agency’s designers have come up with La Fonction no. 1 in response to this nomadic and communal office life.
Inspired by the ways early photographers protected themselves from the light and guided by their experience of mobility, they designed La Fonction no. 1 – a mobile workstation carrying all your essential tools which folds out to create micro-partitions to enclose the space and create a comfortable and private workstation.
Made in a leather-goodsworkshop in the Cévennes region of France, La Fonction no. 1 evokes the luxury of high-quality workmanship. Crafted from the finest leather, featuring fabric of the very best quality and elegantly trimmed, its complex assembly requires several days of craftsmanship. Each model is produced as if it were unique.
Its result is the epitome of chic, combining timeless elegance and practicality.
Production is local, in limited production runs, allowing customized commissions.
The tradition of the great French leather-workers and luggage-makers, interpreted for the benefit of the creative class.
The development of La Fonction no. 1 required two years’ work and the development of a dozen prototypes.
The project’s success would not have been possible without the significant support and advice received by the piKs design agency.
Its team would like to warmly thank:
Chloé V, model-maker
Emmanuelle K, Maison Hikaku
Jérôme D, Anaik fashion
Perrine H, Au delà du cuir
Pierre-Marie C, Studio Josette
Philippe W, Le Tanneur
Romain B, graphic web designer
Sébastien P, Velvet & Cigars
Vincent C, photographer
William L, a leatherwork Compagnon du Devoir (craftsman)
The project received support from the Lille INNOTEX textile business incubator, the Entreprendre Nord network, the LILLE DESIGN design promotion body, as well as from Nord France Innovation Développement.