The Mobile Office Event
Loop in its (un)natural environment
The Mobile Office—designed and constructed by onetwosix design agency and outfitted by Solutions Business Interiors—toured Edmonton this May and featured the Loop Solo, an innovative open-office privacy solution created by onetwosix in 2014.
Over the week, the fully furnished Mobile Office stopped at multiple locations across the city, inviting people aboard to let them experience the Loop Solo and to talk about the future of their office spaces!
Fostering a dialog
Loop has grown since inception, with booths having been purchased by head offices of American tech companies like Pokémon, Shopify and Burt’s Bees. The Mobile Office was a platform for Loop Phone Booths to open up a dialog with users. We wanted to understand how products like Loop Solo were addressing their needs and how we could grow and change with them and their workspaces.
As a part of this process we asked people two questions:
What changes could be made to your workplace to make you feel more productive/happier?
What is your favorite thing about your workplace?
These questions provided some interesting feedback as close to 70% of respondents thought easily accessed quiet spaces for personal or coworking tasks would make them feel more productive/happier at work – a desire that Loop Phone Booths provides for! It was also great to learn that natural light has a huge impact on joy at work, with 40% citing it as their favorite thing about their workplace, this was followed closely by 28% valuing the ability to personalize their space.
HOW CAN LOOP WORK FOR YOU?
“How people work has changed,” says onetwosix President Nick Kazakoff, who co-founded the agency with CEO Brendan Gallagher. “Rows of cubicles and giant boardrooms have been exchanged for large co-operative work stations and breakout spaces. But, the need for space to conduct confidential business, or take a minute to quietly collect your thoughts still exists. In our unrestricted work environment, these moments are more important than ever, and the Loop Phone Booth is designed to accommodate this need for privacy.”
“The reality is that many of us sit at a desk all day,” says Todd Bish, founder of Solutions Business Interiors. “We want people to love where they work, and that starts with smart, functional and stylish office furnishings that keep you comfortable, productive and inspired. And, in today’s world, that also includes a phone booth! The Mobile Office is our way of showing Edmonton what offices will look like in the next decade and beyond.”
Do you see Loop Phone Booths in your future workspace?