by Brianna Crandall — June 28, 2019 — Office furniture designer and manufacturer Mikomax Smart Office introduced three new products in its signature Hush line of acoustic pods this month at the NeoCon 2019 commercial interiors event. The Poland-based group unveiled a solo work pod with a sit-stand workstation, a two-seater closed meeting pod, and a large meeting pod that seats up to 10 people.
With over 27 years of experience in office furniture design and production for an international market, Mikomax Smart Office also manufactures reception counters, workstations, screens, cabinets and containers, conference tables, and home office products. Its plant is reportedly powered by modern technology — automation and top-class laser technology that enables the flexible production needed to create customized products at scale.
Each product line that Mikomax Smart Office manufactures is said to be the result of intensive market research, including Hush. The Hush mobile, customizable, compact acoustic pods are a solution to the problems characteristic of the open office floor plan: distraction, sensory overload, and discomfort. With thousands of Hush pods currently “live” all over the world, the Mikomax Smart Office team promises that Hush “makes work make sense again.”
The big sell of Mikomax Smart Office’s Hush pods is agility on a macro level. Because the units are ready-made and completely mobile — requiring no complex disassembly to relocate — they function as an ideal meeting space option for evolving teams. By their modular design, the units have the capacity to keep up with and adapt to ongoing unpredictable changes in size, location, and office layout preferences. They perform as a creative workaround when quiet is needed but walls aren’t an option.
The pods also deliver on compactness, with two-seater units taking up less space than two standard work desks side-by-side, says the company. Investing in a range of agile pods can be a cost-efficient way to build a dynamic and effectual office space — through compact, mobile units supportive of the needs for both privacy and collaboration.
On a micro level, Hush’s pods are designed to supply precisely what is at a premium in the world of modern work: the ability to focus. This ability is ensured through the control over one’s environment that each pod offers. The idea behind the product series is that as the office changes unpredictably, the soundproof pods continue to deliver by giving employees control over how they work every day. Regardless of the vibrancy and dynamism of the larger office space, each pod can be depended on for its predictable, consistent work environment suited to one’s individual preferences and needs.
The accessibility of this optimal work environment functions as the most rudimentary kind of support: the right conditions to do one’s best work, whether together or individually. At a time when many teams report being stressed out by information and sensory overload in the open office, Hush pods provide control over their environment, helping teams perform at their best and giving the modern worker “hush in the world of rush.”
The product’s exterior wall and interior canvas can be customized to express brand details. Each unit is also complete with a choice of accessories: acoustic insulation, active ventilation, power and USB plugs, LED light features, and/or a standing-height desk.
The new products are:
- Hush Work Sit & Stand is the newest iteration of the popular individual pod designed for solo work, with a height-adjustable desk built into its interior frame.
- Hush Meet S is a new closed two-seat, face-to-face compact meeting pod that takes up less space than two standard work desks side-by-side.
- Hush Meet L is the newest version of the team’s most popular product: a modular acoustic box with a capacity of 10 people, which functions as a substitute for the traditional conference room.
The collection, implemented together, serves as a comprehensive range of work and meeting spaces.
For more information about Hush acoustic pods, visit the Mikomax Smart Office website.