Open-concept workspaces are becoming more and more common, and Berlin-based designer Yasmine Benhadj-Dilali's 'Soft Targets' are a response to the subsequent desire for privacy. The wall-mounted pods look like sculptural installations from the outside, but they offer a hollow interior that people can climb into when they need some emergency alone time.
As Benhadj-Dilali admits, the niches are "more sculptures than furniture," meaning that they have far more of an artistic vision than a practical use. Nonetheless, their design features are effective for engendering a private moment during which occupants feel secure and anxiety-free.
Though the Soft Targets may look conspicuous, their angled, mirrored facets actually direct attention away from the person inside by reflecting other areas of the room.