Air 20 Minipod: The Phone Booth Re-incarnated

The telephone booth is dead – ripped from the ground, hacked to bits by mysterious artists, or modernised to serve as charging points for it’s great, great grandchild, the mobile telephone. In Germany, they get sent here to peacefully rust away the remainder of their days in the company other chatterboxes: Bti4T3xCQAIIqD7 copy

All, however is not lost… Through the Airea, the phone booth lived on, albeit in the office environment. And in turn the Airea Phone Booth evolved into the ultra modern, uber-chic Air 20 and 21 Minipod.

Being only a foot or so wider than the Airea Phone Booth, the new Air 20 Minipod is the ideal solution for businesses with limited space or that need a few separate spaces where people can work in peace and quiet.

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It also comes with all the mod cons you’d expect in the year 2014: the Air 21 has a table and power and data modules which means you can happily sit and type on your computer – while linked to the Internet – or plug in your iPad while you read the latest instalment of Après Planet…

Air3 Customized Pods

Customise your Air3 Meeting Pod

The facts came in, the results were tallied and the bottom line is that colour plays a big part in employees’ productivity at work (have a look here).


Luckily, the designers have been a step or three ahead of the game and designed the Air3 Meeting Pods to have fully interchangeable colour panels that you can change at a whim or as the need arises.


Available colours range from warm reds that are proven to improve energy and urgency, to cool blues, which enhances thinking and performance. The Meeting Pods are also available in a range of greens and brown, which respectively supports balance and creates a feeling of comfort.



And if changing the colour completely isn’t enough, the Air3 Meeting Pods are also available in a range different shapes and sizes making it a truly customizable and versatile office necessity:


Half Round Pods: Air 10 and Air 11

Round Pods: Air 12 with a fixed roof and Air 13 with an opening roof

Lozenge (Intermediate size): Air 14 and Air 15

Large Soft Corner Pods: Air 16 and Air17

Minipods: Air 20 and Air 21

Half Square Pods: Air 22 and Air 23

Square pods: Air 24 and Air 25

Rectangular Pods: Air 26 with a fixed roof and Air 27 with an opening roof

Large Square Pods: Air 28 and Air 29

Meet the Air3 range

Eight years since the advent of the award winning Airea Pods, the design has been revisited. The result was the Air3 Meeting Pods – probably the most innovative, advanced and flexible acoustic meeting pod system on the market today.


With the original model designed to address the issues of flexibility and acoustics in an open plan office environment, the new Air3 addresses the same issues, just better.


The aesthetically designed Air3 is built from high quality glass and soft acoustic paneling, which aids insulation and creates a higher level of speech privacy.


Interchangeable panels allows for a quick change of colour and fabric to ensure the meeting pod retains its fresh look.


The untethered nature of the acoustic meeting pods allow for designs of different shapes and sizes that will meet the physical demands of any office space.


The Air3 range starts with two Minipod models; the Air3 20 comes without a fixed table, but can easily fit two people and a small meeting table and chairs. The Air3 21 comes standard with a table, suitable for one user – perfect for telephone interviews or for hot desking purposes.


Slightly bigger than the Minipod is the Half Square Pods. The Air3 22 and 23 are half the size of the big square pods, but still gives you enough space to sit and work at a desk.


A perfect space for informal meetings, the two person Air3 Half Round Meeting Pods are available with either fixed or opening roofs with customizable visibility strips on the curved sliding door.


Round Meeting Pods come in two models; the Air3 12, with a fixed roof, and Air3 13 with an opening roof. Both pods are suitable for up to four people.


The Intermediate model in the range is the Air3 Lozenge Meeting Pod and is suitable for up to eight people. With the Air3 16 and 17 being the soft corner pods.


At the big end there is the square Air3 24 and 25 pods and the biggest being the 28 and 29 Large Square Pods. If, however, you’re not after a square, you can opt for the Air3 26 or 27 which are rectangular in shape and come with a fixed or opening roof respectively.


The choice then, is yours.