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Work booth: Benefits, classification, and 3 design considerations when setting up work booth in offices

Work booth are a relatively new concept in Vietnam today, commonly found in modern offices to help employees maintain high levels of concentration. So what benefits does work booth offer? What types of work booths are there? Let's explore the three most popular types of work booth and office design tips with Okamura in this article!

1. What are work booths?

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, a work booth is a small separate space used as a working area within a larger office.(1)

work booth in the office
work booth in the office

Please note that the desk with partition dividers is not considered a "work booth" because the partitions only divide the desk surface into smaller work booths. This still remains an open space, allowing communication and interaction among team members. Meanwhile, the work booth provides a private, and quiet environment.

2. Benefits of work booth in the office

Compared to traditional desks, work booths offer significant advantages, especially in terms of space and privacy. When using the work booth, you can expect the following benefits:

  • Enhanced concentration: Providing a private and isolated space helps users maintain high concentration on their work without being affected by factors such as noise from conversations, ambient temperature, etc.

  • Convenience and comfort: Work booths are equipped with amenities such as desks, chairs, lighting, ventilation fans, and high-speed internet to ensure maximum comfort during work.

  • Security: Work booth are typically constructed with sound-absorbing materials like sonic panels, fiberglass/mineral wool insulation, tempered soundproof glass, etc., ensuring high soundproofing capabilities. This allows you to exchange important information with clients without worrying about eavesdropping or leaking confidential information.

  • Convenience: work booth are particularly useful for online meetings or workshops, creating a quiet and private space. This helps ensure uninterrupted discussions where participants can fully focus on the meeting content.

work booth offers numerous outstanding benefits, especially in terms of space and privacy.
work booth offers numerous outstanding benefits, especially in terms of space and privacy.

3. Classification of work booth

Despite being a new product in the market, work booths are manufactured in a variety of designs and functionalities to meet the needs of customers and businesses. Based on the number of users, are classified into 3 main types: Single, double, and group work booth.

3.1. Single work booth

Single work booth are private and independent work booths for one person, commonly used in large companies, offices, or coworking spaces. This type of work booth is suitable if you need privacy for phone calls or require high concentration to tackle urgent tasks.

Single work booth is a private and independent work booth for one person.
Single work booth is a private and independent work booth for one person.

Typically, a single work booth has an area starting from 1 square meter, depending on specific design and usage purposes. Single work booths are equipped with basic furniture including a desk, chair, lighting, essential electrical appliances, and air conditioning,..

Single work booths possess several outstanding advantages such as:

  • Ensuring a private and independent work booth.

  • Reducing noise and enhancing work efficiency.

  • Facilitating high concentration, minimizing the impact from surrounding environments.

  • Allowing users to adjust the work booth according to personal needs.

3.2. Double work booth

Double work booth is a private work booth designed to accommodate up to 2 people. This is a popular choice in companies that frequently work in small teams or project-based fields like creative design, consulting, architecture, and construction.

Double work booth have an area of 2 square meters and are usually equipped with basic furniture such as a sofa, desk, touch-sensitive lighting, and air conditioning.

Double work booth are designed to accommodate up to 2 people
Double work booth are designed to accommodate up to 2 people

Double work booth have several outstanding advantages such as:

  • Designed for two people, the double work booth facilitates convenient interaction and idea exchange, enabling pairs of employees to work more effectively on joint projects.

  • Help reduce noise and distractions from outside factors.

  • Create a more efficient working environment compared to typical shared work booths.

3.3. Group work booth (>2 people)

Group work booth is a private and independent space designed for teams of 2 members or more. This type is suitable for businesses requiring continuous and close collaboration among team members, such as technology companies, design firms, research and development entities,...

Additionally, businesses operating in fields requiring information security, such as financial firms, legal firms, and technology companies, also need to use group work booths for discussing confidential matters.

Group work booths typically have an area starting from 4 square meters, depending on the number of team members and specific design requirements. These work booths are equipped with furniture such as large desks, chairs, presentation equipment, screens for sharing information, lighting systems, and air conditioning.

Group work booths range in size from 15 to 30 square meters
Group work booths range in size from 15 to 30 square meters

Group work booths offer several outstanding advantages such as:

  • Creating an optimal work booth for employee teams.

  • Reducing noise and distractions from outside, promoting communication and collaboration in work.

  • Allowing teams to share ideas and discuss effectively, with a higher level of concentration.

4. 3 Considerations when designing in the office

Work booths are an ideal choice for businesses needing independent, private, and modern work booths. However, when designing in the office, you should consider the following 3 factors:

  • Lighting: Ensure the work booth always has sufficient lighting by using electric lights and maximizing natural light (placing the work booth near windows). Well-lit spaces create an attractive and productive work environment. Additionally, some work booths nowadays integrate automatic sensors to turn off lights when not in use, optimizing energy use in the office.

  • Color: Consider choosing gentle, neutral tones (such as white, gray, and light blue) to promote a positive atmosphere. Also, select exterior work booth colors that harmonize with the overall office layout.

  • Furniture: Depending on the type of work booth, you can customize the furniture according to your needs. You can flexibly choose desk and ergonomic chair models to support proper sitting posture and reduce back and neck strain during long periods of sitting.

Attention to detail is crucial before designing office work.
Attention to detail is crucial before designing office work.

5. Explore 3 modern work booth models at Okamura

Okamura is a premium office furniture brand from Japan with a history spanning over 75 years. Currently, Okamura has showrooms in two major cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Okamura is a premium office furniture brand from Japan with a history spanning over 75 years. Currently, Okamura has showrooms in two major cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. You can actually experience Okamura products in person.

If you are considering equipping work booth, you can refer to the following 3 Okamura work booth models:

  • Chatbox Single - Single: A space designed to help you concentrate deeply on private work or conduct phone calls without interruptions.

  • Chatbox Duo - Double: Ideal for 1-1 meetings and brainstorming sessions. Duo enables users to connect, collaborate, and focus in the most private and secure mode.

  • Chatbox Quattro - Group: Suitable for teams needing an independent work booth. Quattro enhances information exchange efficiency while maintaining privacy.

Chatbox Quattro is a modern model at OKAMURA.
Chatbox Quattro is a modern model at OKAMURA.

When using Chatbox products from the Okamura brand, you will experience several benefits:

  • Modern LED lighting system providing natural light to optimize eye comfort.

  • Chatbox collection with diverse colors, suitable for installation in various spaces.

  • Modern soundproofing system along with quiet ventilation fans, ensuring no noise disturbance and providing fresh air for users.

  • Easy installation within 30 minutes and certified with reputable credentials such as UL Class A fire resistance certification, Carbon Neutral certification, etc.

To learn more about Chatbox at Okamura, customers can refer to HERE

Work booths are becoming a trend in modern office designs. The work booth, you can easily explore your thoughts and unleash your full potential. If you are looking for work booth designs for your office, contact Okamura today for a free consultation.



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