We like to get out of the studio now and then so sallied forth to see what we could see.
We are primarily interested in hospitality design so it was interesting to see ideas which have a possible application here. Organisations have always wanted to make the best use of the square footage devoted to staff catering. The restaurant or café has always been the first thought when an informal meeting has to be organised without the hassle of booking a room. It has also been a great place to take a laptop for a change of scene or when the hot desks boil over.
It was fascinating therefore to find various developments of the booth seating concept explored to their limits and in various forms and levels of privacy.
The Office Blueprint – Framery meeting pod offers complete privacy for one or two occupants.
The Meeting Pod Company cater for up to eight in modules of this pod.
Aglita offer modern booth seating and an adjustable worktop solution. Colours follow the trend for bringing a domestic palette into the workplace.
Many manufacturers are using materials with advanced acoustic properties to combat workplace noise, as seen above. These acoustic solutions highlight how design is developing to solve problems both in style and practical terms.