Innovative Office Pods

Innovative Office Pods

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Welcome to the office of the future, now. We take a look at innovative WFH solutions that will inspire you to screen off your working space.

Connected to Nature

Cape Town architect duo are the brains behind Garden Studios – prefabricated garden office pods which offer a short commute on foot across your lawn and within minutes you’re ensconced in insulated tranquillity..

The work studios range in size from 4 – 8sqm. Garden Studios offers four different architect-designed prefabricated models, available in various finishes. The elegant studios are externally clad in timber or Magna Board (a compressed weather-proof magnesium board) whilst internally being finished in furniture grade birch or pine plywood. There are also optional extras available such as matching desks, filing/storage pedestals and wall-mounted or floor-standing shelf options. A fully functional garden studio can be delivered in just three weeks.

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For more info, visit gardenstudios.co.za

Visualise it

Edge, designed by Gustavo Martini is a sort of visual room where it is possible to pass through the walls. The name highlights its existence on the edge – between design and installation, idea and reality.

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For more info, visit gustavomartini.com

Peace in a Pod

Framery O is an office “phone booth” pod that’s just 100cm x 100cm x 221cm, and 320kg – a private, echo-free and comfortable working environment for one.

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For more info, visit frameryacoustics.com

Screen Dream

The Paravent Plus is a flexible room divider designed by Atelier Oï for Röthlisberger. Transparent and unobtrusive, it’s still opaque enough to create a sense of privacy.

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For more info, visit roethlisberger.ch | atelier-oi.ch

Back it Up

Alcove Highback Sofa, designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra, sheilds users both visually and acoustically from the surrounds. Even better: positioning two of them face to face will create a flexible, private workspace for tasks that require privacy and concentration.

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For more info, visit cremadesign.co.za | vitra.com | bouroullec.com

Private Space

The Capsule Office Pod creates a sort of cocoon in which to work – a spot where you are protected from most distractions. Designed by Ukrainian industrial designer Kateryna Sokolova, it won the German Design Award for 2020 for office furniture.

Innovative Office Pods

For more info, visit sokolova-design.com | casala.com

Looking for more on innovative office design or decor? Take a look at these tips from Studio Lee Lynch on how to ‘hack’ your home office space.