Ikon Furniture – The birth of the POD



Zuto pod & officesAn invasion of meeting pods are modernising workplaces across Manchester.


Manchester offices are changing it’s furniture from the classic table and chairs. Ikon have worked with many organisations installing bespoke & high quality office furniture into offices such as Zuto, Rental Cars, Join The Dots, Liquid Personnel, Gunnercooke, High Access and Myersons to name a few around Manchester. One product in particular has sparked the interest with them all, the Pod. Pods are becoming the new way for businesses to interact and become more productive in the office either in meetings, interviews or for time out for colleagues.


Organisations have said the pod range enhances the meeting experience as they include Pluto Dome which enables connection to devices for power and transfer data to a TV for presentations through a USB port. The TV’s are attached to a particular Pod, the Charlie Pod which High Access have installed in their offices. As well as Ikon personalising them with the organisation’s specific requirements such as the business’s colour themes.


Leanne Adcock – Operations Manager, Liquid Personnel, said “The pod in our office is a great space for anyone in the business to utilise during work hours and their lunch break.

The main use for the pod is to accommodate non-confidential meetings, head of department meetings and general impromptu meetings that do not require the confidentiality of a closed room.

The pod is used daily and often a struggle to get some space as it is a chosen place for those quick meetings.

We have a small table in the pod which allows many of us with laptops to plug them in and work through things that require peace and quiet without disrupting the busy room booking calendar.”


Standing pods are becoming more popular for organisations which Ikon have recently found. Benefits include the increase of productivity. It’s proven decisions get made quicker and make the meeting more productive by making the employees less comfortable. Standing up also provides focus for employees as they’re more likely to be involved with conversation.


A study co-commissioned by Public Health England showed that it’s recommended for office workers to be on their feet for at least two hours of their working day. Ikons design of a standing pod which is found at Join The Dots Manchester, will also “avoid the ill effects of a sedentary lifestyle” – Public Health England


Gunnercooke Manchester required a Pod design that’s suitable for single person use. Ikon provided a Personal S Pod. It gives privacy to those wanting to work in a quiet and personal space in the office & home.

Like all the other Pods, the S Pod utilises space for organisations such as Gunnercooke to make space for private working space as well as giving privacy for the user. Again hard to get in a busy city centre office.


Another piece of furniture that is used to get privacy & utilise space in office space is the Beatnik Chair. Ikon Furniture is the UK distributor for the chair that’s designed and made in Slovenia. It’s a very versatile piece of furniture while being the first chair to have Apple AirPlay technology and also support bluetooth communication for the transmission of high quality sound from mobile devices. People at work can use a laptop or mobile device to listen to music or on a laptop while taking time out of a busy office to work independently.

The built-in 2.1 BOSE Sound System and integrated sound system in the tall walls protects the user against unwanted sounds from the environment and at the same time ensures privacy. An exceptional piece of modern technology combined with fabulous design.


Ikon Furniture are offering the chance for someone to WIN a fabulous Burrone Chair. All they have to do to enter is to make sure they are following @ikonfurniture and share the image attached on their own Twitter & Instagram page while tagging a friend. The post with the most retweets & likes WINS! Closing date 23:59pm, 29th February 2016. Terms & Conditions available at .


To find out more information or enquire about any products from Ikon Furniture, visit the website or email or call 0161 359 3229.


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