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Preserving Privacy

Designs that encourage isolation at the workplace

Implications - Although the trend in workplace design has been toward open spaces to encourage interaction, there is also an opposite trend in preserving workplace privacy. Designers are creating self-privacy pods to which workers can retreat for a bit of peace and quiet. Encouraging isolation in this way does not deter from an organization's goal to enhance interaction and team-building, but rather compliments it by giving employees a place where they can de-stress and clear the mind -- something that is certainly necessary in today's fast-paced and stressful work culture.
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Egg-Shaped Enclosures
Egg-Shaped Enclosures
The Tisettanta Nu-Ovo is a Space Creating Pod for Your Pad
Despite the fact that eggs seems to be the architectural inspiration for the Tisettanta Nu-Ovo home pod, this is definitely no shabby chicken coop. The Tisettanta Nu-Ovo design is an encasement created… MORE
Leafy Folding Backrests
Leafy Folding Backrests
The Limbo Chair Provides Both Privacy and Openness
The Limbo Chair takes on the shape of a leaf. Its organic design is completely refreshing—and not just because of its nature-inspired roots. Like a typical pod chair, it boasts a high backrest... MORE
Concave Cocoon Chairs
Concave Cocoon Chairs
The Private Rocker by Kyle Fleet is a Bookworms Hideaway
Relax with your morning paper and seesaw away in the ‘Private Rocker’ by Kyle Fleet. The student designer from Cranbrook Academy of Art is the mastermind behind this cozy personal... MORE
Modular Privacy Seating
Modular Privacy Seating
The Arnhem Sofa by Sebastian Herkner Provides Intimacy at Whim
The Arnhem Sofa is an interesting piece of furniture. It has a modular design that allows it to provide privacy when needed. Although great for homes, the Arnhem Sofa is particularly great for... MORE
Private Office Pods
Private Office Pods
The Rhino Workplace Offers a Quiet Place for Workers to Destress
Designers are exploring pod-like spaces for workstations, instead of open cubicles where workers have zero privacy, and one of these concepts is the Rhino workplace. An office pod designed to maximize… MORE
Workspace Privacy Accessories
Workspace Privacy Accessories
The DeskShell by Ganjavian Kawamura is Great for Open Offices
Privacy is a often a necessity in work places, and DeskShell by Ganjavian Kawamura ensures that people have it whenever and wherever necessary. For some, privacy may be needed for important phone calls… MORE
Isolating Desk Bubbles
Isolating Desk Bubbles
Rewrite by Gam Fratesi Provides Privacy in an Airy Manner
The desk titled Rewrite by Gam Fratesi looks like a fresh take on the classic study carrels most often used in library settings. Providing some much-needed privacy for workers and, of course, studiers,… MORE
Wall-Mounted Nooks
Wall-Mounted Nooks
BuzziHood by Alain Gilles is Made Out of Recycled Material
BuzziHood by Alain Gilles is an area for privacy that happens to look a lot like a contemporary phone booth. A mini version of the cubicles made in collaboration with Buzzispace, the hood provides a nostalgic… MORE

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