Honestly, in time I’ve really come to love office pods or work booths. Office pods have gotten supremely popular ever since COVID-19 hit, not only do they create little isolated spaces to work in, but they also provide a whole other level of privacy, that would have been otherwise unimaginable and completely unattainable in a commercial office. There are quite a few versatile options on the market when it comes to office pods, and a pretty neat one I recently came across is the Arche acoustic pod.
Designed by the French workplace brand Leet Design, the Arche acoustic pod is a high-tech, soundproof, and sleek-looking work booth. It was designed in collaboration with designer Marouane Sadki. The Arche acoustic pod comes in two intriguing variants – a two-seater meeting pod, and a single-person phone box-style booth. Although, both of the booths do share similar aesthetics, and have a distinct rounded exterior silhouette made from recycled steel. The two versions feature glass panels on both sides and smart ventilation technology which ensures a steady air flow inside the booths, to prevent them from getting hot and stuffy.
The pods have also been equipped with other features such as adjustable lighting, a thermal presence detector, a decibel sensor, an LED vacancy indicator, and a ‘confidentiality threshold’ – which notifies users when noise levels inside the pods become too loud. All the various features can be controlled using a digital dashboard, which allows convenient calibration, based on the user’s individual preferences, as well as remote updates to maintain the steady performance of the booth.
“With its innovative features, adaptability, and emphasis on sustainability, the Arche + pod is poised to redefine workplace privacy and comfort, making it an essential addition to the offices of the future,” said Leet Design. The booths have been developed and built in France while laying a strict emphasis on sustainable materials. The pods can be disassembled and assembled for maintenance purposes, or to lengthen the lifespan of the product, making it quite easily manageable design. The interior finishes of the pods can be customized with a diverse range of upholstery and colored finishes to ensure the pods harmoniously merge with the interior style of the office.