You can buy your own office phone booth for $3495. Here is a picture.
This is “The Room,” which has apparently been written up in The New York Times, Time, and Business Insider. It is soundproof, ventilated with a “discreet fan,” mobile, and made out of recycled plastic bottles. Two people can put it together in 30 minutes.
Its features include an LED light, magnetic door, and power outlet. Presumably, you have to supply the WiFi. If you want to see one, go to 594 Broadway, Suite 1106 in New York.
If your workplace is so noisy and crowded that you think you need to buy a $3,000 phone booth, work at home.
If you’re at work and you need to talk about your sister-in-law’s leprosy diagnosis, duck into a conference room.
Or, design a better workplace that’s not a sweatshop.
Or, quit and go work somewhere the working conditions aren’t hellish.
The existence of this product is a sign of the office apocalypse. We have reached peak open office.
Can we go back to being humans working together without the need for an office privacy booth?