The Edge Desk micro-office on wheels allows you to work from anywhere

Foldable Edge Desk Work Anywhere
Work from any location: this portable, foldable desk and chair setup transforms any space into your personal office. Images courtesy The Edge Desk

In the evolving landscape of work-from-home and digital nomad lifestyles, the need for adaptable and portable office solutions has never been greater. The Edge Desk, originally introduced through a highly successful Kickstarter campaign five years ago, stands out as a versatile tool designed to meet these needs. With its ability to transform into various configurations and its portability, the Edge Desk offers a unique solution for those seeking flexibility in their work environment.

Design and functionality

The Edge Desk is an all-in-one desk and chair combination that offers significant flexibility. Its design allows it to transition from a standard desktop to an artist’s easel, accommodating different working styles and tasks.

One of its key features is its ability to fold into a compact, flat package just 6 inches (152 mm) deep, making it highly portable and easy to store. This feature is particularly useful for those who need to transport their workspace frequently, such as digital nomads or remote workers who like to work from various locations. An additional $30 can add castors to the bottom, enhancing its mobility further.

Ergonomics and comfort

Ergonomics is a critical aspect of the Edge Desk’s design. It features a hybrid kneeling and normal office chair that promotes an upright sitting posture. This design helps to reduce the hunching that often leads to fatigue and lower back pain. The desk’s padded cushions provide added comfort, and the kneeling position is aimed at keeping users in a focused and comfortable posture.

Foldable Edge Desk Artist Easel
Easily adaptable, the Edge Desk swiftly transitions from landscape to portrait (easel) mode for versatile use.

The desk is fully adjustable to accommodate a wide range of body sizes and preferences. It includes multiple adjustments for height, angle, and tilt of the desktop, as well as the distance from the user. The desktop height can be adjusted between 26 to 31 inches from the floor, with five height adjustments, 16 tilt adjustments, and six angle adjustments. This level of customization ensures that users can set up the desk to fit their specific ergonomic needs.


The Edge Desk comes fully assembled and can be set up in under 30 seconds, without the need for any tools. This ease of setup is complemented by its portability; the desk weighs only 25 lbs (11.3 kg), making it easy to carry with one hand. When folded, its dimensions are 40 inches by 20 inches by 7 inches, allowing it to fit in most car trunks.

Foldable Edge Desk Portable
The Edge Desk folds quickly into a compact form, making it easy to carry or roll with optional attached castor wheels.

Capacity and limitations

The desk is designed to support a maximum seat/frame weight of 250 lbs and a maximum desktop weight of 15 lbs. Its desktop measures 30 inches by 20 inches, providing ample space for various tasks. Despite its lightweight and portable nature, the Edge Desk is robust enough to accommodate the needs of most users.

Additional features and accessories

One of the Edge Desk’s innovative features is the ability to switch quickly from landscape to portrait mode, which is particularly useful for artists and designers. The desk also includes clip-on accessories that keep the work surface clear and organized. Additional accessories, such as leg/knee cushions with deep padding for maximum comfort, can be purchased separately.

Foldable Edge Desk Digital Nomad
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Pricing and availability

While the exact pricing may vary, the base model of the Edge Desk is available for approximately $399. For those who want added mobility, the castor wheels are an optional extra for $30.

In summary, the Edge Desk offers a practical and flexible solution for modern professionals who need a portable and adjustable workspace. Its combination of ergonomic design, ease of setup, and portability makes it a valuable tool for anyone looking to improve their work-from-home setup or enjoy the freedom to work from various locations.

Source: The Edge Desk