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Kruikantoor Makes Startups Portable

Dutch designer Tim Vinke portable office concept packs all your office furniture into a portable two-wheel cart. Take Kruikantoor apart and you'll end up with a shelf, a desktop, a chair for yourself and another to entertain business or personal contacts. A power strip that resolves into one extension cord out of the unit is on hand for your equipment. No info on weight and durability was available as of this writing.

Kruikantoor might be the right thing for entrepreneurs who haven't raised enough capital for office space. Though we doubt any coffee shop would eagerly welcome hordes of these carts into their premises. Whatever the case, the portable office needs an improvement or two—gear towards true mobility and independence.

For instance, instead of relying on external power, maybe the desk can come with its own battery supply, rechargeable after an entire day of productivity? Most probably the only thing Kruikantoor will power are laptops and other low-power items like cell phones and media players—there's simply no space for heavy-duty items like printers and desktops.

On top of that, why not equip the desk with its own 3.5G or 4G hardware? This would allow users to go online, without looking for a Wi-Fi hotspot to leech off from.

Kruikantoor is clearly in the mock-up stages, so we might have to wait for a while (or forever) for the product to hit the market.

Kruikantoor: Portable office on wheels for starting entrepreneurs

  • JonnyDough
    With that wheel, someone could easily steal your desk!

    For some reason this reminds me of the hit t.v. show "News Radio" where Matthew gets a new desk.
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  • Silmarunya
    That name!!! A 'kruier' is a rather patronizing Dutch term for a luggage porter. I wouldn't buy a product named 'Porter's Office'...
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  • PreciousL
    I promise you, the person that thinks this is worth buying doesn't need the second chair.
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  • flightmare
    It translates into wheelbarrow office, as you might have seen from the shape of the thing.
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  • sliem
    Dip this in gold and it'll sell for $15,000
    Put an apple logo in this and it'll sell for 4x the price
    Leave this alone and no one will buy as it's ugly as hell.
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  • ksampanna
    That's truly creative
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  • zodiacfml
    just not usable. i could only see its use when someone needs to move his desk constantly on a same floor.
    the chairs are not comfortable for office use.
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  • mlopinto2k1
    This reminds me of that movie Gremlins with that crazy inventor.
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  • an0n
    zodiacfmljust not usable. i could only see its use when someone needs to move his desk constantly on a same floor.the chairs are not comfortable for office use.
    Milton's new desk.
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  • SilmarunyaThat name!!! A 'kruier' is a rather patronizing Dutch term for a luggage porter. I wouldn't buy a product named 'Porter's Office'...Actually comes from the term 'kruiwagen', not 'kruier', and it means carry (a load) wagon.
    And you're right, the idea is as ridiculous as it looks!
    I mean, look at the part of the desk where chair 2 was stuck in!
    Looks awful. And it only supports one folder.
    Most offices I know, are full of folders and files everywhere!
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