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Brief Published: 4 Feb 2013

Sound-Absorbing Booths by Buzzi Space


Antwerp-based design studio Buzzi Space – experts in design with an acoustic bent – has created a series of innovative pop-up booths to provide users with a greater degree of privacy in public spaces.

Fulfilling the desire for quiet space within the noise-saturated modern world, BuzziBooths, and their smaller sister product BuzziHoods, are acoustic cocoons fabricated in 100% recycled PET felt. This insulates the sound produced within them, and dampens the noise from outside. The standalone BuzziBooths include room for individual seating, while the more diminutive wall-mounted BuzziHoods are enclosures for users to stand in. 

A quilt-effect padded lining helps the booths blend into the surrounding décor. Their scale and functionality makes them suitable for installation anywhere – from busy open-concept workspaces to home-offices. They also come in a range of neutral colours and textures, adding to the underlying concept of comfort and tranquility.

The design responds directly to the growing consumer appetite for respite from the distractions of a hyper-connected world, as well as trends in working culture, which is seeing many companies prosper from the creation of splinter groups and pockets of quiet away from the main group.

For more on these topics, see Sound & Space, The Quiet Space: In Search of Comfort and Tranquility, Spiritual Spaces and The Transformable Workspace.

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