More than ever, today’s workers must be creative problem-solvers. Meeting this expectation requires spaces for collaboration, privacy, focus and regeneration. Supporting this range of needs in today’s open environments is challenging and while many organizations have added areas that support collabo... More
More than ever, today’s workers must be creative problem-solvers. Meeting this expectation requires spaces for collaboration, privacy, focus and regeneration. Supporting this range of needs in today’s open environments is challenging and while many organizations have added areas that support collaboration, the demand for enclosed spaces usually exceeds the supply. Additionally, installing these spaces can be disruptive, time-consuming and difficult for workers and workplaces. To meet the unique spatial needs we are seeing in today’s workplace, Steelcase has added the IRYS pod to our North American portfolio. Developed as a collaborative effort between Clestra Hauserman and HOK Product Design, Steelcase has exclusive rights to offer this product in North America. The IRYS pod is a freestanding, all-inclusive solution that makes it easy to add enclosed spaces to the open plan. It is ideal for individual focused work or small-group collaborative work and its refined aesthetic allows the pod to seamlessly blend into any existing space.
Product Elements and Configurations
The IRYS pod is a solution to meet workers’ diverse spatial needs in a whole new way. Each pod incorporates a ceiling, lighting, air treatment and access to power and can accommodate 1-3 people. Additional space under the pod’s outer canopy provides a collaborative touchdown area. Typical solutions for enclosed spaces require connection to the existing building structure. This is not a constraint for the IRYS pod as it is an autonomous, self-supporting unit. Easy to order and install, the IRYS pod ships in just two weeks and requires only one day for installation, allowing spaces to be quickly transformed to meet the changing needs of today’s workers.
The refined and timeless aesthetic of the IRYS pod speaks for itself. With floor-to-ceiling glass on two sides, minimal framing and butt-glazed glass, the IRYS Pod stands out not only as a smart solution for enclosed spaces, but as an attractive destination in which people will want to work.