In a world where noise distractions threaten to erode our cognitive prowess by a staggering 66%, the Zen Pod by Abstracta gracefully emerges as an oasis of calm, enveloping the mind in an atmosphere of peace, where focus can flourish. These masterfully crafted spaces, conceived by the esteemed designer Staffan Holm, pay homage to Japanese aesthetics.
In discussing the design process, Staffan Holm remarked, “The idea was to create a product so simple and visually pure that it can fit many different scenarios and settings.” He added, “Probably the biggest challenge was to go through all versions and ideas and strip down the Zen Pod to its essence.”
The Zen Pod transcends mere functionality, providing an inviting sanctuary for solo or collaborative work. Its meticulous design draws inspiration from the elegance of Japanese interiors, embodying the essence of Zen – a state of harmony and balance, unburdened by work-related stress, and characterized by heightened focus. This soundproof retreat encapsulates this philosophy, offering a serene, nurturing space where creativity can blossom.
A testament to its focus on details, the Zen Pod skillfully merges elegance and minimalism in a design that Abstracta refers to as "sparse and harmonious." The stylish oak slatted wall outside not only adds privacy but also creates a sense of warmth, calm, and focus. As you step into the Zen Pod, you'll quickly appreciate the lowered noise levels, thoughtfully designed to remove unnecessary distractions while still keeping you connected to the environment outside.
Available in Small, Medium, and Large sizes, the Zen Pod employs a tactile palette of materials, including wood, wool, glass, aluminum, and steel. Offered in two distinct styles – Essential (black) and Advanced (beige) – with a customizable selection of furniture packages, the booth caters to a variety of meetings and focused work scenarios.
Bathed in a gentle, ambient glow from the shallow-angle lighting adorning the sound-absorbing ceiling's inner perimeter, the Zen Pod emanates an aura of calm. It also features ventilation, power sockets (230V), and controls, making it a versatile, pragmatic addition to any workspace.
As a team of soundscape enthusiasts, Abstracta passionately creates innovative, functional, and eye-catching solutions. Their mission is to elevate both working and public spaces by refining acoustics and fostering a sense of well-being. Central to their values is a commitment to sustainability, guaranteeing that their products are thoughtfully designed and crafted with the environment in mind.