As one of the world’s largest producers of phone booths for the office, Framery is playing a big part in changing what some companies are looking for when they go to rent their next office space and then design it. What had become a useless relic after the invention of the cell phone, the phone booth has now been revived as a must have fixture in the office space.
As companies have gone to an open layout and the noise level of an office space has gone way up, the importance of a phonebooth has become increasingly more evident. According to the University of Sydney, over 50% of people have trouble concentrating in an open plan. According to a study from the University of California Irvine, it takes 23 minutes and 15 seconds to regain your focus after a distraction.
For many, the background noise of an office space makes it very difficult to concentrate and very hard to be heard by those on the other end of the phone. The small enclosed space of a phone booth is ideal for video conferences or important calls without disturbing colleagues and allowing private conversations to remain private.
What’s really amazing about the phone booth or pods as some people call them is that you can buy them even after your have leased and furnished your office space. Furthermore, they are far less expensive to build than a private office. Designed for one person to use, the phone booth has a tiny footprint compared to an office, about 12 square feet vs. 100 square feet.
Framery’s acoustic phone booths can be found at a long list of notable Fortune 500 companies including Seimens, Microsoft, General Electric, Vodaphone and many others. Framery’s
In the world of Covid, they could be especially helpful for those looking to be socially distant. Obviously the phone booths are ventilated but it could serve in reducing the spread of the virus.