Panasonic may be known for their electronics, but that’s not the only thing that they make. They also manufacture kitchens, toilets, and other housing stuff. It is a surprise indeed.
Because people might be working from home longer than expected, this Japanese company decided to create this DIY furniture that could be a great help for those people.
Their latest offering, Komoru [which translates as ‘seclude oneself’], is a result [of] the prolonged pandemic-induced work-from-home environment. According to a company survey, 70% of people, if given a choice, prefer some form of working from home. At the same time, 50% of respondents also say that their primary work station at home is their living room.
Office cubicles, with their dull appearances and association with corporate mediocrity, have long been the butt of jokes. But there’s something to be said for semi-private space, partitioned or not, and their ability to foster concentration.
The DIY cubicle, however, will be a bit expensive, as Panasonic plans to sell it in September for ¥88,000 (around $831).
One commenter remarked that IKEA could sell something similar to the product at only around ¥20,000 (around $190).
What are your thoughts about this one?
(Image Credit: Panasonic/ Spoon & Tamago)