Spaces in Spaces: Pod and Partition Solutions

Together with the right partitioning system, pods can collectively offer privacy and just the right amount of seclusion from the busy open plan for you to get your best work done. Acoustic pods are perhaps one of the most contemporary and compelling examples of workspace design today. They represent the needs of the modern workspace using the right aesthetic and functionality. The acoustic pods’ trend isn’t new; their popularity surged in recent years before the pandemic. Today, nearly all major workspace furniture manufacturers offer a pod and partitioning solution in one way or another, to create a balanced workspace. 

Here are 8 acoustic pods and partitioning systems we think are worth checking out.

The folks at Hushoffice take pods seriously. For over 30 years, they’ve been designing incredibly effective pod-based solutions for a variety of scenarios.  They’re passionate about making inspiring, safe, agile workplaces that nurture employees’ creativity and wellness. Hushoffice’s range includes their premium class acoustic pods and booths for telephone calls, videoconferences, concentration work and meetings.

The Kaprel Alpha23 Partition System is an acoustic system, available in million and million free versions, which can be complimented with a variety of Kaprel door options. Their partition leaves are either 26mm, 32mm or 41mm with sound ratings up to 38dB. An ideal solution if you’re looking for partitions in your workspace or even at home.

Finnish phone booth manufacturer Framery has been pioneering pods and phone booths for over a decade. They’re clearly very good at what they do, attested by the fact that 40% of all Forbes 100 companies use Framery. Framery One is not only stylish and super smart, it incorporates the latest technology, leading sound insulation standards and echo-free acoustics. It’s also got a top rating in the new ISO 23351-1 standard for sound insulation.

Clestra Hauserman’s pleinAir partition is an office partition with absolute composure that is completely transparent. Double and single-glazed are available in 10 or 12 mm and are housed in a minimal base. The pleinAir partition is available with centred or off-centred glass. pleinAir doors can swing, on pivots or slide. The pure lines give a style unique to Clestra that compliment the office interior. Doors are available in wood, steel or glass.

Impact Acoustic’s aptly named Chatpod® is the most sustainable pod of it’s kind in the market. Made in Switzerland from recycled materials such as post-consumer cardboard, PET bottles, sawdust, and rubber, Chatpod® provides the perfect environment for phone calls or small meetings. Customise the product to suit your needs and choose from five sizes, seven configurations and 28 colours.

This original, modular system lets you create a customized office without remodelling your office space. Capable of seating upto 2 people, the Quadrio provides a compact space when you need enough privacy to fully enjoy the freedom from disturbance.

While Bisley is not doubt better known for their iconic storage solutions, the company has been launching new and different product lines over the past few years. They’ve teamed up with Finnish brand Vetrospace to manufactures unique meeting pods and phone booths that incorporate critical health technology, including anti-microbial lighting, anti-viral nano-coating and clean-air ventilation. The result is the most hygienic, private modular spaces on the market. That means your teams can use these pods to do some great focused work, and maximise productivity and wellbeing in the workplace.

Sedus introduces a new dimension in agile working with their closed and flexible room-in-room modules. Se:cube max complements the se:cube product family and offers large retreats for meetings, workshops and video conferences. The self-sufficient se:cube max can also be used as a single or double office in open-space landscapes. The base-free room-in-room system is not connected to the building structure and can, therefore, also be placed on surfaces with integrated floor heating.

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