Office Shell - solution for open-plan offices
Office Shell is our recent concept, the aim of which is to address the shortcomings of open plan offices. These shortcomings have been thoroughly researched; all of this research, conducted on large samples of workforce employed in open-plan offices throughout the world, pointed at the same problems.
Lack of isolation and privacy, coupled with the crowded and noisy nature of the open plan office, leads to diminished returns from space savings the open plan office offers, mostly due to decreased productivity of workers who find it difficult to focus in such an environment.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted another value of the Office Shell, and showed the ability of workers to isolate themselves in the workplace is crucial - physical barriers make the spreading of infectious diseases much harder.
Current solutions on the market are either acoustic barriers or large and bulky booths which take too much space to solve the problem efficiently for many workers. The Office Shell, in contrast, is a much more compact system; it requires about 4 m2 of office space, enclosing a single workspace in a cylindrical booth with sliding doors. It provides a highly customizable, safer workspace that allows for stress-free work in a green environment.