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Noise-Regulating Office Furniture by Abstracta | Zen Pod and Abstracta Agile

FDT Bureau

At this year’s Salone del Mobile, Abstracta, a Swedish brand known for its noise-regulating office furniture, is debuting two new pieces – Zen Pod and Abstracta Agile. Here is a detailed report on FURNITURE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (FDT).

Of the two pieces, the first is the Zen Pod, a minimalist work pod designed by Swedish designer Staffan Holm. Available in different sizes and with a range of finishes, the Zen Pod is perfect for private meetings, calls and focused work. Its slatted design is inspired by Japanese interiors and creates a peaceful environment without completely isolating users from their surroundings.

The Zen Pod is more than just a place to catch your breath or seek peace and quiet. These elegantly designed small, quiet rooms are crafted with welcoming, sympathetic materials like wood, wool, glass, aluminum, and steel for a space that is to be enjoyed. Available in two versions: Advanced and Essential; and three sizes: small, medium and large.

The second piece is Abstracta Agile, a mobile project workspace designed by Studio Stockholm. This piece is equipped with a whiteboard on one side, a display on the other, a built-in acoustic panel, and a fold-out side table, all on castors for easy mobility.

Abstracta Agile is a multi-tool that serves as a project workspace on wheels, inspired by the project management practices of today’s tech companies. It comes equipped with all the necessary tools, including a magnetic whiteboard, a generously sized screen, an acoustic panel, a smart fold-out table for laptops, and a USB-C cable to power peripherals and connect them to the screen and camera, filling a void in the market.

These new launches join Abstracta's existing product line, which includes noise-absorbing pendant lamps like Moon by Thomas Bernstrand and Holly by Runa Klock and Hallgeir Homstvedt. Abstracta's collaboration with Wall of Art, an art platform that showcases curated artwork on acoustic fabric made from recycled PET bottles, is also on display at their stand.

Image credit: Abstracta




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