The line between ‘work’ and ‘life’ is becoming blurred…The ability to work from home is a trend that is here to stay. Technology allows it, legislation permits it and employers often now encourage it.
Tate Hindle are the concept designers for the OfficePOD
An OfficePOD provides a working environment that is separate to home life.
Born out of frustration… How typical is this scenario? You want to work at home but you can’t find an easy solution and/or you need an area to work but this might mean giving up valuable space or spending money. Even then you can’t seem to get away from household interruptions. OfficePOD gives you, and your employer, the solution:
■ A place to work separate from the house
■ A place where you want to go to and work
■ Of the highest quality design and finishes throughout
■ Of a size that doesn’t dominate even a small garden
■ Part of a full installation and post sale support service.
■ Space that is contemporary in look and feel
The OfficePOD conceptThe OfficePOD is of optimum size (2.1m x 2.1m) and does not require planning consent in the greater majority of cases. It’s modular design enables speedy construction even in gardens with the most difficult access.
The POD has been designed to provide appropriate security when empty or occupied.
The external and internal look and feel of the space as well as the overall user experience is the product of an extensive design process.
SpecificationThe OfficePOD provides the user with an efficient use of space with innovative storage and desktop solutions.
High quality materials have been carefully chosen for their combination of visual, physical and environmental characteristics.
Power is provided via a discrete and protected connection to the house or garage; IT and phone connectivity is generally wireless but can be similarly cabled. The POD is provided with a secure locking system of the highest quality.
The OfficePOD launch at Grand Designs Live 2009 proved a great success.
As well as the 120,000 visitors to the exhibition, it gave several interested companies the opportunity to come and look at the POD whilst it was on show. The concept, materials used and the quality of the POD were described as ‘outstanding’ by Kevin McCloud and the POD received a wide and comprehensive range of media attention. It acted as the live radio interview room throughout the period and also featured in Reuters’ online coverage of the event.