After designer Walter Craven spent a portion of 2020 working from his dining table, he had an idea: a private work pod that is easily accessible to all professionals.
Just over a year later, Make.Work.Space pods were seen at the London Design Festival.
These work pods allow professionals to use the space as needed, whether that’s writing emails, recording a podcast, and more. The work pods are found in “in-between” places such as train stations, hotel lobbies, and existing offices.
However, for the Make.Work.Space concept to work, Craven would need to deploy these pods simultaneously and provide features that make it reasonable to work in, including LED lighting, temperature control, fast WiFi, and charge between 7 to 12 pounds an hour (around $9 to $16).
Each pod is made of wood and low-carbon mild steel and lined with acoustic panels. The pods feature glass paneling to let natural light filter in, while also providing a corner that is opaque for a more private area.
Additionally, users of the pods will have access to a swivel desk, storage space, a second flip-down chair, speakers, and a wall-mounted LCD screen with a camera and microphone. In between uses, the company uses UV lighting to disinfect the space and a ventilation system to ensure the pod stays clean.
So far, just two pods have been created as Craven continues to find the best manufacturer to produce the rest. However, he is currently in talks with various decision-makers across London to incorporate the pods in various corners of the city.