Nov 29 23

Integrating meeting pods into your workspace

Armadillo 6-seater meeting pod, with low sides, and a closed back

Even in offices with one or more formal meeting rooms, it can be a challenge to provide space for all employees to collaborate effectively when they need to. This is where meeting pods come in. Not only do they create a culture of collaboration within your company, they are also a brilliant solution to productively using all the available space in your office, including in breakout areas, receptions and even in wide corridors.

Read on to find out more about why meeting pods are the perfect way to empower your staff to work productively together, without taking up too much space.

What are the different types of meeting pods?

Whatever your industry or company size, there’s a meeting pod to suit your needs. Call us today on 0116 251 7741 or fill in our contact form to discuss your specific requirements with our office furniture experts.

Glass fronted meeting pods

Meeting pods with a glass front door are a great addition to any open plan office as they offer complete privacy and protection from the noise of the surrounding environment for users, without a feeling of being hemmed into a confined space. Glass meeting pods available from Lismark include the Bob Meeting Pod which combines a striking glass door with large sound absorbing flat panels and soft, rounded corners available in a wide range of fabrics, to create a standout style statement for any office. Available in seating for 2, 4 or 6 people, there’s a size for every office space. Alternatively, the fully enclosed Bea Meeting Pod is available with a stylish and functional glass door, again offering a calm environment to collaborate or hold confidential conversations.

Four-seater Bob Meeting Pods

Four-seater Bob Meeting Pods

Bea two-seater meeting pod with lighting

Bea two-seater meeting pod with lighting

2-person meeting pods

For small businesses, where space is limited, or to provide an alternative to a meeting room, a 2-person meeting pod is a great addition to your workspace. Perfect for catching up with a colleague or client over coffee, collaborating on a project or conducting a one-to-one meeting, this type of pod is available in a huge range of styles, from the open-ended to the fully enclosed. With its striking striped design and easy-to-manoeuvre wheels, the Cabana Mobile Meeting Pod offers the ultimate in flexibility as it can be moved to create a meeting place for two, wherever and whenever it is needed.

 Cabana Mobile Meeting Pods

Cabana Mobile Meeting Pods

Acoustic meeting pods

For many meetings, the ability to be able to speak in private, without being distracted by the hustle and bustle of the busy office outside is key. For this reason, noise reduction is often high up the list of priorities for business owners looking to buy a meeting pod.

Clearly, fully enclosed acoustic meeting pods with glass doors will provide far more sound protection than open meeting pods. However, people are often pleasantly surprised by the reduction in sound they experience even with open-ended meeting pods. The Brix-Up Meeting Pod is a great example of this. Available to seat 2, 4 or 6, its acoustic surrounds provide ample privacy to meet and collaborate within, yet away from the wider office space.

Brix-Up Meeting Pod

Brix-Up Meeting Pod

Choosing the right meeting pod for your office

Making the most of the space available is the biggest consideration when choosing a meeting pod for your office. Here at Lismark, we are highly experienced in advising and installing modern, high-quality office furniture, and as meeting pod specialists, we’re perfectly placed to advise on what will work for your space and budget.

Increasingly, meeting pods are becoming more of a ‘room within a room’, with the addition of tables, lighting, tv brackets and socket points to provide everything you need to present or hold a video conference, just as you would in a traditional meeting room. The Bill Meeting Pod boasts all these features with the added bonus of castors so you can easily move it from place to place as needed.

Of course, as well as providing the perfect space to gather, meeting pods are also a great way to offer employees a private space to work or hold an online meeting.

 2 of the 2-seater Bill Meeting Pods with open sides

2 of the 2-seater Bill Meeting Pods with open sides

Creating a cohesive and collaborative workspace with meeting pods

To find out more about meeting pods and other innovative office furniture that can be integrated into your workplace, please get in touch with our office furniture experts. You can call us on 0116 251 7741 or fill in our contact form.

Oct 30 23

Elevating workspaces: office pods for ultimate productivity

Hubs Office Privacy Pods

In today’s open plan work environment, private office spaces are still required to offer employees the opportunity to meet or work without interruptions from the surrounding environment. In the modern office, quiet pods are an increasingly popular choice for providing an alternative space to work, reflect and collaborate.

The rise of office pods

When it comes to innovative office furniture solutions for the modern office, it’s hard to beat work pods for a flexible, practical and attractive workspace. This is why more and more businesses of all sizes are adopting them for use in main offices, breakout areas and even to make the most of wide corridor space.

Work pods offer employees a comfortable and functional space to concentrate on uninterrupted individual work or to hold meetings with colleagues and clients. They range from solo office pods in a choice of colours and heights such as Lismark’s Bee Solo Work Pod, to luxury office pods like the Bill Meeting Pod, with its comfortable upholstery, striking design and capacity for up to six people.

Bee Solo Work Pod

Bee Solo Work Pod with a 1215 mm panel height

Bill Meeting Pod

Bill 4-seater Meeting Pod with an end wall and lighting

Contact us to find out more about our fantastic range of office pods.

Design and functionality

Office pods offer a range of features that align with modern requirements and improve the overall efficiency of the workplace. While many office pods are not designed to be soundproof, the physical and auditory barrier they provide offers both a visual and a sound barrier. Lismark’s Retreat High Back Sofa does a great job of creating a private seating area and is available as a solo pod or to seat up to three. Like many of our other office pods, these stylish and practical work pods can be placed back-to-back, creating multiple private workstations where space is at a premium. Or alternatively, placing them face-to-face paired with our laptop table, creates an instant private meeting space for groups ranging from two to six.


Retreat High Back Sofas

Many of our popular office pods, such as the Dennis Work Pod are not designed to be moved. However, we now also offer a wide range of office pods with castors, which give businesses the option to change their office layout without compromising on quality. Offering the ultimate in flexibility, The Cabana Mobile Meeting Pod can be easily moved to wherever it is needed and it’s eye-catching design, available in a wide range of fabrics, means it looks great in any setting.


Dennis work pod with no seat

Boosting concentration and focus

In the modern workplace, stress reduction is always an important goal. By installing office pods, a calm environment is created to reduce ambient noise and block out visual distractions, while providing a comfortable space to work. In particular, office phone booths offer a private space to hold confidential conversations or make an important sales call. With its soundproofing materials, automatic lighting, built-in charging and ventilation, The Milli Phone Booth is the perfect environment to focus on the task in hand. Alternatively, the Milli Work Pod is ideal for seated work and video calls.

Milli power sockets

Milli power sockets

Creating a comfortable work atmosphere

When it comes to office pod design, comfort is key. All of the furniture Lismark supplies is designed with employee health in mind and our work pods are no exception. These days all employers are aware of their legal obligation to provide an ergonomically suitable desk chair for staff, but this level of attention is not always extended to other office furniture. Lismark’s acoustic pods such as the Brix-Up Acoustic Seating Range is designed with high acoustic surrounds to provide comfort and support as well as noise reduction, while upholstered arm cushions add extra comfort and a luxury feel.

Brix-up high back sofa

Brix-up high back sofa

Collaborative office spaces

Office pods provide privacy while also allowing for collaboration and communication between team members for activities such as brainstorming sessions, which can take place without disturbing others in the office. By bringing people together in a comfortable and functional space, office pods create an environment where teams can work together towards a common goal. Most of the office pods we supply are available in various heights and sizes, with work pods such as the Jensen Hut Meeting Pod available to accommodate six people comfortably.

Jensen Hut

Jensen Hut

Creating a productive workspace with office pods

For more information on office pods and other flexible office solutions for a productive workplace, please contact our office furniture experts. Call us on 0116 251 7741 or fill in our contact form to find out more about our fantastic selection of work pods.


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. Please remember to unplug any cables before you move your meeting pod on wheels.

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?

May 22 23

How does office furniture affect your company’s productivity?


Whether it’s chairs, desks, office pods or meeting furniture, investing in good quality office furniture can have a highly positive influence on the wellbeing and output of your employees. Indeed, research has shown how great quality office furniture can boost employee productivity by up to 32%.

The importance of ergonomics

Providing comfortable, fit-for-purpose office seating is incredibly important; after all, desk-based full-time employees can spend up to a quarter of their lives in the office. At best, feeling uncomfortable in an ill-suited chair creates an unwelcome distraction and feeling of dissatisfaction. At worst, it can result in issues for your employees such as back, neck and shoulder problems. Indeed, employers have a legal obligation to provide DSE workstation assessments to ensure the comfort and safety of their staff.

Lismark supply a great range of ergonomic office chairs designed to be adjusted to actively support different body types. As well as offering seven adjustment options for the perfect fit for the body and positioning at the desk, the Solo Ergonomic Task Chair features five degrees of movement on the seat angle, inflatable lumbar support and a flexible section at the front of the seat to protect the back of the thighs.

While high end office furniture designed with ergonomics in mind may not always be the cheapest office furniture option, investing in it will always result in increased employee satisfaction – and, as a result, increased motivation. Not only that, it guards against the expensive productivity issue of long-term employee absence due to the work-related health problems that can arise from using inadequate office furniture.


Beyond the desk

In the modern office, which may be designed for hybrid working and hot-desking, nurturing employee satisfaction and productivity with high quality office furniture goes far beyond the desk and chair.

Office pods

At Lismark, we provide a wide range of great quality office pods. Our solo office pods are perfect for uninterrupted work and private phone calls. Ideal for the flexible modern office, our acoustic Milli Work Pod features air ventilation, automatic lighting and power sockets as standard, as well as built-in castors, so it can easily be moved around as requirements change.

Sit-stand desks

We all know the importance of taking regular screen breaks during the working day. However, research by Loughborough University and The University of Leicester found that standing while working actually increased productivity. Lismark supply a great range of sit-stand desks, designed to give employees the choice of sitting or standing while they get on with the working day. Paired with the Solo Ergonomic Task Chair, the easy-to-adjust Solo Sit-Stand Desk is the perfect ergonomic solution for the modern office. We also supply high meeting tables such as the Advance Sit-Stand Meeting Table, which is designed to transform sluggish sit-down meetings into energetic exchanges.

Breakout areas

The ability to take a break or move around is key to productivity, which is why it’s so important to provide alternative spaces for staff to regroup or get a fresh perspective. Soft furnishings provide a welcome alternative to official workspaces and office seating such as our Libby Sofa Range offer a comfortable and chic space for colleagues to catch up or provide an on-brand welcome for clients and guests.

Meeting pods

Meeting pods are the chic and contemporary space-saving alternative to the traditional office meeting room and do a great job of empowering employees to focus on the collaborative task in hand. Lismark supply a great selection of meeting pods including the Bea Meeting Pod, which is available in hundreds of colourways and is able to accommodate between 2 and 6 people.

A question of aesthetics

No one wants to work in a drab, dimly-lit environment, which is why making the most of your workspace with colour, light and modern and attractive office furniture has such an important role in motivating employees and increasing productivity.  High quality furniture should always be prioritised over good looks in the office, but the two can happily coexist together. The sleek lines and curves of the  Neon Mesh Back Task Chair are designed with users’ posture in mind, as well as contemporary good looks. Available in a wide range of seating fabrics, you can add a splash of colour to fit in with your brand décor theme too.

Office furniture for the modern, productive workspace

If you’re interested in finding out more about how you can increase happiness and productivity with office furniture, please get in touch with our experts. Our service begins with a visit to your premises to understand and advise on your exact requirements. Call us on 0116 251 7741 or fill in our contact form to find out more.

Apr 12 22

What is ergonomic office furniture?


2 men at sit-stand desksErgonomic office furniture is designed to provide comfort and support to the user. By reducing strain on the body, ergonomic furniture can help to improve productivity, alleviate pain and prevent the health problems that can be caused by inferior quality office furniture. When you are considering investing in ergonomic furniture for your employees, it is important to understand what options are available and how they can benefit you and your staff.

Are you sitting comfortably?

Whether they hot desk, work from home or work from an allocated desk in an office, employees spend a significant proportion of each day sitting at their desk. For this reason, when investing in ergonomic furniture, chairs are the first place to start.

Easy adjustability is vital so that employees can share chairs in communal working spaces and chairs can be allocated to different staff members as employees come and go.

The most important function of an ergonomic chair is to ensure the occupant’s body can sit in a safe, upright position that alleviates stress on the neck, spine and hips. Usually, this is facilitated by a supportive headrest for the neck and shoulders, and a backrest that supports the spine’s natural curve. Choosing a chair like this can prevent minor aches and pains and more serious long-term conditions such as neck arthritis.

Our high quality range of ergonomic office chairs includes the Solo Ergonomic Task Chair, which comes with everything you need to tailor the chair to your precise needs, including advanced adjustment features, plus an inflatable lumbar support and a flexible section at the front of the seat, so that the chair doesn’t push against the back of your thighs. Not only that, it’s available in a wide range of fabric choices, meaning that safety, comfort and good quality doesn’t come at the expense of style.

Mixing it up

Nearly all of us are aware that sitting at the same desk all day long is bad for our health, however, breaking that habit is easier said than done when no other options are available and there’s a deadline to meet.

One way employers can solve this problem is by installing sit-stand desks in the workplace. Already compulsory in Danish offices, these desks offer employees a much-needed alternative to the traditional desk and chair arrangement that we have accepted as the norm for so long.

Research by Loughborough University and The University of Leicester found that standing while working increased productivity. Not only that, muscle activity is nearly 2.5 times higher when standing. This means that spending some time standing while doing tasks also has great benefits for physical health by reducing the risk of injuries, pain and cardiovascular disease by up to 40%.

Here at Lismark, our range of easily adjustable sit-stand desks cater for a wide range of tastes and budgets and even includes a two-person version for the ultimate in space-saving and dynamic working.

Nurturing health and productivity

As every business owner knows, a healthy working environment is a happier and more productive one. In the wake of the pandemic, many professionals are reassessing their work life balance, so the provision of a modern working environment equipped with high quality ergonomic office furniture is now more important than ever.

Ergonomic furniture is the key to the modern, health-conscious office but it’s also important to remember this foundation can be enhanced with keyboards and accessories designed to prevent repetitive strain injury and pivotal monitors made to increase productivity by lessening the risk of eye strain and headaches caused by staring at a screen for too long.

Finally, fostering a culture where regular breaks are encouraged is fundamental, as is ensuring that any employees who work from home are also supplied with the appropriate ergonomic furniture they need to do their job in comfort and safety.

High quality ergonomic office furniture solutions

Here at Lismark, we don’t just sell ergonomic office furniture; we work with you every step of the way to understand your exact requirements. As part of this process, our experts will visit you to ensure your new furniture fits and enhances your working space perfectly. To find out more, please email us at or call 0116 251 7741.



Mar 3 22

How to place office furniture


Choosing good quality office furniture is fundamental in creating a comfortable and productive workplace. However, knowing how to place office furniture is also important to showcase the furniture and give your employees an office interior layout that works well for them.

A well-organised office makes it easier to move around, to store and retrieve important documents and to work without feeling uncomfortable or developing repetitive strain injuries.

Here are five top tips for how to place office furniture in a way that’s pleasant to look at, comfortable to work within, and maximises productivity and output throughout the working day.

1. A sense of space

Where not to place office furniture is just as important as where to place it. Open space is crucial to allow employees to move around, for safety in an emergency, and to give everyone a sense of comfort and spaciousness.

Keep entrances clear and avoid clustering large, heavy furniture such as floor-to-ceiling storage cabinets, in one part of the office. By dotting them around, you prevent any one area from feeling overly cluttered, and give everyone easier access to storage nearby.

Natural light can help offices to feel more spacious. In areas well away from windows, give employees a choice of bright overhead lighting and controllable task lighting, so they can give their eyes a rest over the course of the day.

2. Creating balance

You want your office layout to feel balanced, so extend the tip above to include the visual impact of different items of office furniture. Try to have roughly equal numbers of cabinets, cupboards, desks and shelves in different areas.

If you can’t balance items exactly, it’s not the end of the world. However, you may still be able to achieve a more balanced aesthetic, for example by placing a clock, notice board or wall art flat against one wall, to match the visual of a deeper piece of furniture placed elsewhere.

High-quality office furniture is designed to look great, as well as to be ergonomic during use, so choose some statement pieces and make them focal anchor points for your overall office interior design.

3. Plan for change

Office environments are rarely static for long, so be ready to reconfigure your office furniture layout to accommodate changes in team size, management hierarchy, or anything else that affects where your employees and line managers need to sit and work.

Modular office furniture is a fantastic way to achieve this. Just add more segments to modular seating to extend it, or to add a different configuration of arm rests and side tables. Modular office sofas can have optional back rests, or can be bench-style to allow seating access from both sides.

By using modular office furniture, you can create comfortable breakout areas, divide larger spaces into smaller ‘virtual’ rooms, and make the best use of open-plan office floors without having to put up any stud walls or temporary partitions.

4. Cater for privacy

Although open space can make offices feel comfortable and healthy, sometimes employees need privacy, whether that’s to discuss confidential business, or just a personal desire to work away from the noise and hubbub of the rest of the office.

If your office layout is dominated by open-plan or you’re still deciding how to arrange office furniture in a new workplace or refurbishment, consider whether private work booths could be the key to your office productivity.

Private work booths and individual office pods create cubicle-style spaces for employees to work in privacy and confidentiality and can be conducive to productivity when individuals need to focus on demanding or time-consuming tasks.

5. Consider hotdesking

Not all of your workstations need to be assigned to a designated individual. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, more offices are allowing employees to work flexibly, and even when the pandemic is no longer a health concern, remote working can save on overheads and keep employees happy by reducing the daily commute.

Modular office furniture is again a great way to make sure you still give everyone the workspace they need, with comfortable hotdesking areas that can adapt to the changing nature of your flexible workforce in the years ahead.

Give your employees good quality office furniture and they will feel valued, even when they do not have an assigned workstation of their own. When you factor in the added bonus of reducing your office operating costs and capitalising on the positive lessons learned over the past few years, it’s a no-brainer.

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