Feb 21 24

How your office can benefit from meeting pods

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Every business needs to offer ample space for colleagues to get together to collaborate and catch up with clients. If your meeting rooms are in constant high demand or you lack a place for colleagues to congregate, office meeting pods are an effective way to create an extra space without having to move to a bigger premises! In fact, the benefits of meeting pods are such, that for many small businesses, they are replacing the traditional meeting room altogether.

Here at Lismark our office furniture experts have a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to advising on meeting pods for offices. If you would like to find out more about how meeting pods can meet your business’s specific needs, please get in touch.

What are office meeting room pods?

Put simply, meeting pods for offices are designed to do exactly the same job as a small meeting room, often with lighting and power points included! Here at Lismark we have a vast range of meeting pods to suit various requirements. However, the one thing they all have in common is style, comfort and contract-grade durability. The frames, fabrics and seating foams used in each meeting pod are carefully chosen for heavy use in a commercial setting.  Not only that, meeting pods elevate any office setting with their sleek, modern design and enveloping, welcoming feel.

What sizes do meeting pods come in?

Most of our meeting pods come in 2, 4 and 6-seater versions, giving you the option to create anything from a useful space for one-to-ones to a 6-seater replacement for the traditional meeting room.

Depending on your square footage, the size of your team and what kind of meetings you want to use your pod for, our experts can advise on the perfect office meeting pod for you. With its comfortable seating, built-in table and sound-absorbing walls, our versatile new Zen Meeting Pod is already proving very popular in many settings. As its name suggests, it offers a calm retreat to facilitate clear thinking within any busy office environment.

Zen Meeting Pod

Zen Meeting Pod

How private are meeting pods

That all depends on how much privacy you require!  You can choose from the following:

Classic meeting pods

Most of the meeting pods we supply are open on one side, with acoustic surrounds to offer a quiet and private place to hold meetings. A great example of this is the Jensen-Up Meeting Pod, which came into being thanks to the popularity of the stylish and comfortable Jensen sofa. Think two comfortable sofas facing each other with a linking panel and acoustic surround.

Jensen-Up Meeting Pod

Jensen-Up Meeting Pod

Open-sided meeting pods

Open-sided meeting pods such as the Carriage Meeting Pod provide a great focal point in the modern office. The clever design using high acoustic panels at the back of each sofa, topped off with a pitched roof not only looks great, it offers a light and open space for colleagues to gather to talk without being interrupted by the hubbub of the office around them. A freestanding meeting table comes as standard, and there is the option for up to four USB chargers at the corners.

Added privacy meeting pods

We can supply a great range of fully enclosed office meeting pods to provide the perfect place for confidential conversations as well as casual catch ups. The Aura Meeting Pod is fitted with a sliding glass door to provide total privacy, while still letting in the light. With lighting included as standard, plus USB, data sockets and TV brackets available to add, it’s got everything your team needs to be productive.

Moveable meeting pods

Due to their heavy, robust build, most of our meeting pods are not designed to be moved, however, with its large, lockable castors, the Cabana Mobile Meeting Pod can be moved to wherever the meeting is. This boldly designed pod is made for two, but if you invest in two pods, you have two spaces for one-to-ones that can also easily be placed together to accommodate meetings for four.

 

 Cabana Mobile Meeting Pod Acoustic Seating Pod

Cabana Mobile Meeting Pod

Can I choose the fabric for my meeting pod?

Many of our meeting pods are available in a great choice of colours, plus we offer a huge range of durable upholstery options, to set the tone for your unique brand identity. When the time comes to choose, we have plenty of fabric swatches you can look through to find the perfect colour scheme for your organisation.

How does delivery work?

Our delivery service involves transporting your brand-new meeting pod to exactly where you need it in your office. After unpacking and assembling it, we’ll even take all the packaging away, freeing you up to concentrate on enjoying your brand-new office pod!

Can you recommend meeting pods to suit my budget?

Of course. Specialising in meeting pods means we can offer great options for various budgets within the framework of your size and privacy needs. Whichever option you choose, you can expect great quality and durable design that’s built to last.

Let us help you find the perfect meeting pod!

Interested in finding out more about how meeting pods can benefit your business?  You can call us on 0116 251 7741 or fill in our contact form.

Sep 21 23

How to improve the work environment with office pods

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In the modern workplace, office pods can play an important role in enhancing your team’s workspace and in turn boosting wellbeing and productivity to help take your business to the next level. However, when looking at things that can improve work performance, it’s easy to overlook the physical environment around us, even though it has such an important role to play.

Here at Lismark we provide a fantastic range of high-quality office pods that can contribute to an improvement in the work environment. These include acoustic seating pods, meeting pods, work pods and booths and private phone booths. Get in touch to discuss your company’s unique needs in more detail. Contact us.

Creating productive workspaces with office pods

Whether it’s for solo work, creative collaboration, hosting clients or making phone calls, a well-designed workspace is a must to ensure a productive working environment. Many modern offices are open plan to cater a more egalitarian and collaborative environment, however this kind of set up can create issues when privacy and peace and quiet is needed.

Also, as your company adapts to growth or a hybrid working pattern, your requirements from your office space evolves too. However, in any room, office pods can be used to provide the ideal solution to your workspace needs.

Bob Meeting Pod

Bob Meeting Pod

Meeting pods for enhanced collaboration

Meeting booths for offices come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and make a great alternative to the traditional meeting room, especially when space is at a premium. Lismark’s wide range of office meeting pods cater comfortably for gatherings of between 2 and 6 people and are all designed with comfort, quality and great design in mind. Our popular Brix-Up Meeting Pod, with its acoustic surround and retro feel provides a the perfect informal meeting space. Alternatively, our Added Privacy Meeting Pods, which includes the stylish Bob Meeting Pod, offer a fully enclosed space and in most cases, a glass door, to ensure total privacy when concentration or confidentiality is required.

Dennis Work Pod

Dennis Work Pod

Improving work performance with solo work pods

When employees are on a deadline or concentrating on a challenging project, a quiet and distraction-free space to get on with the task in hand is a must. Our range of solo work pods such as the stylish Dennis Work Pod can be integrated into any workspace to create an all-important oasis for uninterrupted solo work, thanks to its thick sound-dampening foam designed to reduce ambient noise from the surrounding environment.

The versatile nature and compact size of all our solo work pods also means it’s easy to place them in lesser-used areas such as receptions, breakout zones and even wide corridors. Alternatively the Bee Cluster Pod, provides solo workspaces in configurations for two, three or four team members to work alone whilst in close proximity.

Delia Acoustic Seating Pod

Delia Acoustic Seating Pod

Shhh! Providing quiet spaces with acoustic seating pods

Whether it’s a whisper or a shout, noise from the surrounding office can have a negative impact when trying to read a detailed document or concentrate on an important conversation. When it comes to creating a quiet space in an open plan office, an acoustic pod with noise-reducing qualities is a great choice. Our range of acoustic seating pods offer a great alternative to traditional soft furnishings in the modern office, with their noise-reducing design that’s as attractive as it is effective. Available to accommodate between 1 and 3 staff, the high back and curved lines of the Delia Acoustic Seating Pod adds softness to the office space while providing a subtle but effective divide.

Clara Phone Phone Booth

Clara Phone Phone Booth

Phone calls are another task that often require a quiet space, whether it’s to avoid disturbing those around us, or to concentrate on an important sales call or confidential conversation. Installing a phone booth in your office space is a great way to cater for this in the modern workplace. Our Clara Phone Booth, with its acoustic panels and magnetic door, is a chic addition to any office, and provides a quiet and private space to make calls or join video meetings.

Office pods for a new improved work environment

For more information on how you can best use office pods to transform both the look and the productivity of your workspace, please get in touch with our office furniture experts. You can call us on 0116 251 7741 or fill in our contact form to find out more about our great range of office pods.

FAQs

What colours do your office pods come in?  

All of our stylish office pods come in a wide choice of fantastic fabric colours and textures to suit all tastes and budgets. This includes recycled fabrics made from used plastic bottles, heavy duty spill-proof fabrics, as well as colourful vinyls for use in tougher situations.  

Can I have power sockets inside?  

Power sockets and monitor brackets can be added to the majority of our great range of meeting pods so that you can create an office meeting space set up for the tech you need to run your meetings smoothly. Built-in lighting also comes as standard with many of our enclosed office booths.  

Are acoustic pods soundproof?  

Acoustic seating pods are not designed to be soundproof, however they do possess significant noise-reducing properties. Their high backs and sides combined with their noise-absorbing foam provide a peaceful space to concentrate where people in the surrounding office will not be able to hear what you are saying in the privacy of the pod. 

Can I move my office pod? 

Due to their quality, most of our office pods are sturdy and heavy pieces of furniture that are not designed to be moved. If you have an existing pod that you would like to relocate, please get in touch with us and we can advise on the best course of action. If you anticipate that you may want to move an office pod in the future, why not take a look at our pods with optional castor wheels such as the neat and compact Bob Work Pod? 

 

Jun 27 23

How do acoustic pods absorb sound?

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Lismark’s great range of acoustic pods offer the perfect way to save space, reduce distractions and improve acoustics without giving up the convivial and collaborative atmosphere of the modern open-plan workplace.

Our acoustic booths achieve this by limiting ambient noise which enables team members who need to concentrate on solo tasks or private meetings to get on with the job in hand undisturbed. At the same time, they allow those in the main office to talk and collaborate without fear of interrupting their colleagues who need a quiet place to work. For this reason, acoustic pods are a win-win solution for the flexible modern workplace.

At Lismark, all our acoustic pods are available to seat one, two or three people, offering great options for solo work and team collaboration.

Acoustic Pod

BRIX-UP Meeting Pod

How do acoustic pods work?

Acoustic booths are cleverly designed to absorb noise using materials such as sound-absorbing foam and insulation. By trapping and absorbing sound waves and vibrations in the air, they reduce the impact of surrounding noise. As well as using state-of-the-art sound-absorbing materials, all our acoustic pods are designed with comfort and style in mind, making them a highly attractive as well as incredibly useful addition to any workplace.

 

A two-seater Jensen Shelter

A two-seater Jensen Shelter

Perfect for meetings

As its name suggests, Lismark’s Retreat High Back Sofa uses a high-rise back and side arms to create a private workspace with the reduction of ambient noise. This design is perfect for businesses who want to make good use of the often under-used space at the edges of rooms with a back-to-back configuration of sofas facing each other. Adding a small table in the middle creates the perfect location for informal meetings and impromptu catch-ups.

A one-seat Jensen Shelter

A one-seat Jensen Shelter

A versatile acoustic pod solution

The chic Brix-Up Acoustic Seating Range also makes use of high acoustic surrounds to block unwanted noise and create a private space for solo work or collaboration. With a choice of single seater armchairs and two or three-seater sofas, Brix-Up can be mixed and matched to create the perfect acoustic area for your unique needs. A custom-made upholstered hood is also available for Brix-Up, which can be attached to the seating to provide extra privacy as and when it’s needed. You can also add a linking panel to create an acoustic pod unit with another sofa.

Brix-up high back sofa

A one-seat Jensen Shelter

Enhanced privacy

The stunning Jensen Shelter Acoustic Pod is a comfortable and stylish addition to any office. Featuring high acoustic side screens and an upholstered ceiling, this acoustic booth provides enhanced privacy for meetings, solo work and impromptu catch ups, both visually and acoustically.

Are soundproof acoustic pods available?

No. Acoustic pods are not designed to be fully soundproof. However, on entering any of our acoustic booths you’ll be struck by the marked reduction in general noise you can hear from the surrounding space. Equally importantly, the people around you will not be able to hear what you are saying inside the pod, which is an important factor when confidential conversations need to take place.

If total silence is required in at least one of your office pods, why not take a look at our range of Office Phone Booths, most of which are fully enclosed for private solo work?

What are the other benefits of acoustic pods?

Acoustic pods and booths are not only functional but can also add a serious style statement to any workplace, as well as enhancing employees’ productivity and wellbeing by offering a distraction-free environment.
All Lismark’s acoustic pods are offered in a huge range of fabrics and the choice of one or two-colour upholstery, making it easy to create a bespoke look to reflect your brand’s unique identity with your acoustic booths. Not only that, optional extras include desks, double power sockets and laptop tables.

What’s involved in acoustic booth installation?

Selecting and installing your new acoustic booths couldn’t be easier. Our experts are involved in every part of the process, from advising on the best options and booth placement for your workplace, to installation and even the removal of packaging.

To find out more about Lismark’s great range of acoustic booths, please call us on 0116 251 7741 or fill in our contact form.

Mar 20 23

Added Privacy Meeting Pods

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Bill meeting pod with a glass door

Our carefully selected Added Privacy Meeting Pods, are ideal for conversations and collaborations that need enhanced confidentiality. They allow you to offer confidential meeting spaces, which may be located in open-plan offices, reception spaces and breakout zones. Choose from five different meeting pods, in a wide variety of great colours, including fabrics made from recycled plastics.

Bob Meeting Pod with a glass door wall

The Bob Meeting Pod collection offers comfort and privacy in beautifully upholstered walls. The design, based on mobile devices, utilises large flat panels and soft rounded corners which not only look great but reduce and absorb sound. With a glass door wall on the front, the sound both outside to inside, and vice-versa, is reduced to a very feint, undecipherable mumble. Seating available for 2, 4 or 6 people.

Bob Meeting Pod

Four-seater Bob Meeting Pod with a glass door

Bea Meeting Pod with a glass door wall

Sister to the Bob range, the Bea collection utilises simple clean lines and deep soft cushions, to create an extremely comfortable and homely range of dens. The pitched roof gives Bea height, adding to the office landscape. The Bea seats 2, 4 or 6 people.

Bea meeting pod with a glass door

A 4-seat Bea meeting pod with a glass door

Bill Meeting Pod with a glass door wall

The Bill collection is an angular range of fully upholstered dens. The minimal lines of the Bill collection create comfort and a focal point for any interior. Bill is a great destination to encourage both collaboration and private work. Available to seat 2, 4 or 6 people.

Bill meeting pod with a glass door

A six-seat Bill Meeting Pod with a glass door

Jensen Hut Meeting Pod

For those looking for the ultimate in acoustic booths, with a even greater degree of privacy, the Jensen Hut provides the answer. It features a high acoustic surround, with the addition of a completely upholstered roof, to create a fully upholstered seating booth for 4 or 6 persons.

Jensen Hut

Jensen Hut Meeting Pod

Aura Meeting Pod

Aura Meeting Pods are sound absorbing, upholstered booths, that focus on the philosophy of creating a calm and collected space to work and collaborate. Whether you want a breakout area for employees, a calming place of concentration or simply an area to communicate with integrated media and power facilities, Aura has a solution. Available as a 2, 4 or 6-seat meeting booth, it features a sliding glass door for a more privacy.

Aura meeting pod

Aura meeting pod

Want to find out more?

To find out more about our added privacy meeting pods, simply give us a call on 0116 251 7741, or fill out this form , and we will be in touch by email. If you would like a quote, fill out this form and let us know which models you like.

May 18 22

How to tackle the issues of hot-desking

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Hot-desking is becoming more and more popular with businesses looking for space-saving solutions as they embrace new patterns of working. Done right, switching to a flexible office can bring fantastic benefits in terms of productivity and cost-effectiveness. But before taking the plunge, it’s important to consider various common pitfalls, which can be avoided with a bit of careful planning.

Providing privacy

Bee Solo Work Pod

Bee Solo Work Pod

Most hot offices are designed to encourage a spirit of flexible collaboration, but this shouldn’t come at the expense of providing places for staff to work in privacy when they need to focus on a demanding task or have a confidential conversation. Privacy pods for offices provide a perfect solution to this issue. At Lismark we supply a great range of office pods for a variety of tastes and budgets with the following features:

  • A choice of an open design or the ultimate privacy of a fully enclosed pod.
  • Built-in desk pods like our Bee Solo Work Pod or pods where we can advise on a suitable desk for the space.
  • Built-in power sockets as an optional extra on some models, making tech easy to install and providing a streamlined look.
  • An extensive range of colours and fabrics to reflect your brand’s identity.

A space to speak

Gone are the days when a personal landline was a key requirement for every team member, but although much of our business is conducted online these days, it’s still important to provide a space for employees to conduct phone and video calls, particularly if they are confidential, lengthy or require deep levels of concentration. Installing office phone booth pods means your staff can concentrate on conversations without having to worry about background noise or other distractions. Our phone booths offer:

  • The option to choose a glass front and/or acoustic foam upholstery to significantly minimise sound with option such as our Penelope Phone Pod.
  • A range of sizes, within a small footprint that won’t impact your working space.
  • The option to include a shelf, seat, fitted desktop and lighting in options such as our Bob Work Pod.

Equal opportunities

As humans, we can be creatures of habit, which is why some people can initially be resistant to the idea of making the switch to hot-desking.

Martin Bench RoomsetNot only that, in these offices, some people can still become attached to a particular desk, which can defeat the purpose of transitioning to a flexible workspace.

This type of issue can be mitigated by careful planning of the office layout to ensure that while there will always be desks people prefer for a variety of reasons, there is no one ‘bad’ workstation that everyone wants to avoid. Choosing the same standard of high-quality furniture for every workstation will also ensure every employee feels valued and content, wherever they end up working on any given day.

Our great range of bench desks, including the Martin Bench Desk, are a great option for the modern office. Not only do they provide a change from the traditional metal-legged office desk with their stylish solid timber leg frames, their intermediary legs mean they offer the option to grow with your team as they do the job of both a collaborative worktable and a solo workstation.

A change of scene

Although team members won’t sit in the same place every day, it’s still important to foster a sense of belonging in the workplace. This can be achieved by providing breakout areas for staff to socialise, take breaks and collaborate informally. An inviting and contemporary feel can be created by using soft furnishings like our stylish and contemporary Walter Sofa range.

When a more private setting is required for meetings, a meeting table is a must. Our Martin High Meeting Table creates a collaborative and contemporary atmosphere that blends seamlessly with the hot-desking environment. Or if space is an issue, why not create a striking statement with a meeting pod? Most of the meeting pods we supply, such as the stylish Brix-Up Meeting Pod are available in two, four or six-person configurations, and if you need a bigger meeting pod, take a look at our showstopping Ben Den meeting pod. 

Ben Den

 

Making hot-desking work for your business

Here at Lismark we use our expertise in office design and furniture to create the perfect workspace for your business, starting with a visit to your premises to advise on what will work best for your space. To find out more, please call us on 0116 251 7741 or email sales@lismark.co.uk.

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South Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 4ZH

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