More and more people are spending time in waiting areas, and while waiting want to have some privacy for making telephone calls or working with a laptop. At the same time, workers today are more and more mobile, and in many offices there are fewer and fewer dedicated workstations. The trend is obvious – flexible working spaces will continue to be more popular. Martela’s latest and most innovative solution offerings in this area are the PodSeat and the PodSofa. The ‘window’ is one of the key features that makes these compact units feel roomy and spacious; the opening is at a comfortable height serving as an extended armrest, so users don’t feel cramped inside. Besides they also give a lighter visual feel to the product and they help you to see at a glance if any unit is occupied. The screens blocking the sides and back give users a safe, comfortable, and secluded feeling. Still the screens are only about 125 cm high, which means they won’t block the view when placed in an office space. The PodSeat has a swivel base which easily allows users to choose their focus, to either turn away for privacy or to turn towards other people for conversation. Also the PodSofa can easily create small cabin like rooms if placed opposite to eachother and all units come with optional swing-out tabletop for more functionality. It is possible to choose symmetric or asymmetric screen as well as several colour choices for the various components.
Well, we can state that beside their beautiful looks the Podseat & Podsofa look comfy, cosy and they enable you to got some work done. Designed by o4i for Martela and to be presented at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2013, Podseats & Podsofas, to our opinion are the perfect addition to every modern office. With a design that combines aesthetics, comfort and efficiency the Podseat & Podsofa will be making some noise, for sure. www.o4i.com