Hushoffice presents hushFree – a new line of acoustic pods – for the first time in the U.S. at NeoCon 2023
Hushoffice will be presenting a new line of acoustic booths during NeoCon 2023 in Chicago. It is the first time that the hushFree line will be presented at a U.S. fair. The newest line is a brand response to current employer and employee needs in the field of agile and hybrid work. Hushoffice will be showcasing the new hushFree range of acoustic pods on the 7th floor at booth 7-7-8038, from June 12–14, 2023.
A more flexible office guarantees the freedom needed
After the pandemic started, almost every workplace specialist was deliberating over the need for a flexible and agile space to work in, which provides employees with comfort and safety while performing duties in the workplace. At the same time, employers were also supposed to ensure the smooth functioning of the office with its different occupancy, taking into account the changing needs of employees currently present in the office. But the last two years have changed employees’ perceptions of office work and redefined their needs. A quick conclusion: Today’s office should be even more flexible, providing more ease to employees who have adopted hybrid work as standard, and the office must meet the requirements of people with different work styles. In one sentence: More freedom is needed. That’s why the hushFree line has been made.
“By both analyzing the market and listening to our customers, we came to a strategic conclusion,” says Mateusz Barczyk, Senior Brand Manager at Hushoffice. “The most important and desirable feature of an office is the freedom to choose where and how to work. And we interpret this freedom of choice in two ways. Firstly, the layout of the office itself should offer space that is divided into zones, guaranteeing adaptation to many work styles. Different conditions should be presented by the areas for heads-down work or for discussing group projects; and yet another style of functioning should offer space for rest or pleasant conversations. The second method of interpretation needed for office freedom strictly concerns office furniture. Our new line meets these expectations. The user can not only choose a specific booth for a specific task – working alone or with a group of colleagues, but the interior of the pod is also subject to selection. You can arrange an acoustic cabin with dedicated sofas or other furniture inside, or even order an empty booth and take care of its arrangement yourself. Feel free to talk, to meet, and to work with the new hushFree acoustic pods,” he adds.
Future-proof and versatile office solutions
Each pod in the hushFree line provides the freedom to choose where and how to work while maintaining the highest acoustic comfort. This new line of acoustic pods for work and meetings from Hushoffice offers ISO 23351-1:2020, class A acoustic solutions with a completely refreshed pod interior — new acoustic panels available in nine colors, extremely efficient ventilation with ultra-quiet fans, new 500 lux lighting, and flexible pod configurations and furnishings — all to provide users with an acoustically comfortable space to effectively work in whenever they need focus and comfort in the workplace.
HushFree.S – with an A-rated acoustic structure and excellent lighting, this is a comfortable acoustic booth made for working
privately for extended periods of time, making phone calls, and achieving improved videoconferences. With a height-adjustable table and additional LED side lighting, which provides favorable facial illumination, it is perfect for connecting with others or for tasks requiring focus. It is possible to move the entire booth without having to disassemble it.
HushFree.M – with an A-rated acoustic structure and excellent lighting conditions, it provides additional, independent space for teamwork, meetings, or individual work. You can choose from a variety of finishing options, adding comfortable sofas and a table or desk with an office chair or a TV for great meetings. Or you can order an empty booth and unleash your imagination. And it is possible to move the entire booth without having to disassemble it.
HushFree.L – with an A-rated acoustic structure and excellent lighting conditions, you couldn’t dream of a better and easier way to provide meeting space. HushFree.L integrates seamlessly into existing environments, and can be rolled into place and moved to any location with no construction or renovation required. And, once again, you are limited only by your imagination. Choose from sofas, chairs, tables, desks, and TV options to create the right solution for you.
Brand new hushFree.Access.M – with an A-rated acoustic structure, excellent lighting, and being adapted for use by those with mobility limitations (ADA compliant), it is the best place for heads-down work and for remote calls for wheelchair users. The construction of the booth provides easy access to the interior, also offering the opportunity to freely maneuver a wheelchair inside. The tabletop located on the middle pillar will provide the necessary space to set up a laptop during work or a video call.
The hybrid and flexible style of work is still strong
At the Hushoffice stand during the NeoCon fair, you will also be able to try the former offerings of the brand for yourself. What products will be available?
HushAccess.L – a large meeting pod, which is ADA compliant, with lower thresholds allowing complete access for people with disabilities. These larger meeting pods accommodate up to 6 individuals and can be designed with a wide selection of finishes. They integrate seamlessly into existing environments and can be rolled into place and moved to any location without requiring construction or renovation.
HushHybrid – an acoustic pod for individual focused work and lengthy videoconferences or webinars. The pod is equipped with the essential elements needed, such as supportive seating and LED side lighting for facial illumination.
HushWall – a portable office partition on castors that creates flexible space division to easily delineate different work zones in the office when needed. This partition also serves as a vertical workspace, replacing the classic flipchart to support brainstorming sessions, or to separate workstations to give teams visual privacy when needed. Each partition is fully mobile, rotates 360 degrees, and can be ordered with an option for a TV mount, whiteboard, or felt panel for tactile displays.
HushMeet – this pod provides meeting space for up to 4 individuals in a comfortable, secure environment with advanced acoustic capabilities. This meeting space can be placed anywhere needed and is easily relocated in the office, acting as a flexible alternative to a small conference room. Teams can conduct interviews, discuss confidential matters, and work together without interruption or interrupting others outside the pod.
HushPhone – the modern version of the classic phone booth but with evolved functionality for contemporary needs. Users can quickly take a confidential call without worrying, or do some individual work that requires concentration and quiet. Inside, a foldaway laptop table also supports use for video calls. Like other Hushoffice products, these booths come with castors for easy mobility to move wherever they are needed.
Freedom of choice for efficiency and commitment
“The autonomy and freedom of employees, understood as the ease of choosing the style and place of work, support the sense of responsibility for tasks and belonging to the organization,” says Mateusz Barczyk, Senior Brand Manager at Hushoffice. “As we read in the Jabra Hybrid Ways of Working 2022 Global Report, ‘with hybrid work becoming more common, employees are increasingly able to decide for themselves where and when they should do their work.’ The report confirms that employees with full autonomy to choose where they work are happier with their jobs. The data show that aspects such as belonging, motivation, productivity, trust in the team, trust in leaders, or even work-life balance and mental well-being are highest among employees who have full autonomy to choose where and when they work, with the ability to come into the office if they want. As many as 57% of these employees choose working in the hybrid system, and 66% of workers with full autonomy choose a hybrid model as their ideal workweek. This forces the employer to adapt the workplace to this situation. Especially in that 80% of all meetings are now either fully remote or hybrid. Our new hushFree line is a tool to support the current situation. Employees at the office can choose how and where they will perform their duties and participate in meetings, thus providing themselves with ideal conditions for their current activity. HushFree is not only a convenience for users of the booths, but also a guarantee of the right choice for the employer,” he continued.
Hushoffice will be showcasing the new hushFree range of acoustic pods on the 7th floor at booth 7-7-8038, in the Merchandise Mart during NeoCon from June 12–14, 2023.
More info at www.hushoffice.com.