Workspace Solitude

Offices are updated to offer distraction-free spaces

Implications - The backlash to the open-concept work space has officially begun, as offices are being updated with sound-reducing and privacy-enhancing furniture. These items speak to a "best-of-both worlds" approach to design by offering pockets of quiet and solitude amidst an otherwise collaborative environment. Despite a noisy, interconnected digital world, quiet and solitude remain an important aspect of productivity, as well as hint to a broader preoccupation with self-discovery.
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