Wee find: BAINES&FRICKER Portable Lab
No room for a work space at home? Maybe you need a desk on wheels, which packs away neatly into its own flight case (move over laptop, casetop is the new black).
British design brand Baines&Fricker was recently commissioned by consultancy firm Fieldwork to design and produce a portable research lab. Isn’t it genius – and totally gorgeous?
Made from plywood, the portable research lab is lightweight and comes in a custom-built flight case with rollers on one side for easy transportation.
“The design process started with me sending some rough notes to Baines&Fricker along with some examples of field desks I’d found online,” explains Fieldwork founder Curtis James.
“They sent sketches back which were pretty close to how I envisaged the lab to look. They built an early prototype for us to play with, which was great because I could actually sit and work at it and work out what features were really important.
“A few weeks later they had built the version you see in the photographs, which was delivered in a custom-built flight case to make shipping it easier.”
Prices for The Portable Research Lab start at £750, and you can contact Baines&Fricker for more information.