General

How good is the sound insulation?

Office phone booths and meeting pods can be used to eliminate distractions and increase productivity in the workplace, but this is only achieved if they are actively used. To reach their full potential, pods must be placed close enough to their users. This creates certain requirements especially in terms of sound insulation.

The required level of sound insulation for pods, expressed in practical terms, is that they can be placed right next to workstations in an office and people working outside them will not be able to overhear discussions inside. This is especially important in the case of on-demand use of single-person pods.

ISO 23351-1 is a new standard that can be used to measure the level of pods’ sound insulation as a whole and to produce a single figure, called speech level reduction, which describes the degree of provided speech privacy. A speech level reduction of 30 dB corresponds with the practical requirement of sound insulation mentioned above. With a lower level of sound insulation, pods should be placed further away from people working outside them. You can read more about the new ISO standard here.

In addition to sound insulation, interior acoustics of pods are another factor to take into consideration. Poor interior acoustics make it difficult to hear what’s being said during phone calls and meetings. This also causes users to raise their voices, which creates another problem in terms of privacy.

Reverberation time is typically used to describe the interior acoustics of a space. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to reliably test reverberation time in pods because of their small size. However, the surface area and thickness of absorptive materials inside a pod are good indicators of its acoustics. Also, as with sound insulation, it’s important to test pods in practice and make sure that speech sounds natural inside them.

Where should I place the pod?

We recommend locating our office pods and office phone booths centrally, close to where people are working so it is easy to check whether the pod or phone booth is occupied and is easy to access. You can find more tips in our Placement guide.

How many pods do I need?

We recommend providing one Framery O and Framery One for every 10 employees, one Framery Q for every 20 employees and one Framery 2Q for every 30 employees. As a rule of thumb, the more noise or ad hoc conversations in the work area, the more pods you need.

Where can I try a pod?

We have partners in all major cities globally. Contact our sales team for an introduction to your nearest partner.

Where can I buy a pod?

We have partners in all major cities globally. Contact our sales team for an introduction to your nearest partner.

How much do the pods cost?

Contact our sales team for an offer here.

Installation, assembly & technical specifications

What are the electrical input and output values?

Framery One

  • Input: 100–240 VAC, 10.0 A, 50–60 Hz
  • Output VAC (power socket): 100–240 VAC, 6.6 A, 50–60 Hz
  • Output USB charger: 18 W
  • Output Qi wireless charger: 10 W

Framery O

  • Input: 100–240 VAC, 6.0 A, 50–60 Hz
  • Output VAC (table socket): 100–240 VAC, 5.6 A, 50–60 Hz
  • Output USB (TUF) charging: Maximum combined output of 5A at 5VDC (25W)

Video Conference Ready:

  • Input: 100-240 VAC, 10.0 A, 50-60 Hz
  • Output VAC (table socket): 100–240 VAC, 7.0 A, 50–60 Hz
  • Twin USB Fast charger (TUF) maximum combined output of 5A at 5V DC (25 W)

Framery Q

  • Input: 100–240 VAC, 6.0 A, 50–60 Hz
  • Output VAC (table socket): 100–240 VAC, 5.6 A, 50–60 Hz
  • Output USB (TUF) charging: maximum combined output of 5 A at 5 VDC (25 W)

Framery 2Q

  • Input: 100–240 VAC, max 10.0 A, 50–60 Hz
  • Output VAC (socket): 100–240 VAC, max 7.5 A, 50–60 Hz
  • Output USB (TUF) charging: maximum combined output of 5 A at 5 VDC (25 W)

How are the pods and booths powered?

Framery products can be plugged into a standard wall socket. The pods have their own power adaptors that provide 12 V DC to the fans and 24 V DC to the lights. The lights and fans are operated by a motion detector. Inside the pods, there are country-specific power outlets for charging mobile devices.

How long are the power cables?

In all products, the power cables are led out from the bottom corners of the pods and booths, or out through the ceiling. The cables are 5 m long (the cable length outside the pods is 4.5 m except for the 2Q when the cable is led out from the floor, the length is 2.7 m).

What kind of power outlets do the pods and booths provide?

Framery One

  • POP power socket
  • USB C Charger
  • Optional LAN port

Framery O

  • Pixel one power socket and a LAN cable lead-through if required
  • Pixel TUF one power socket and two charging USB sockets, at additional cost

Framery Q

  • Pluto three power sockets
  • Pluto with two power sockets and two USB socket at additional cost

Framery 2Q

  • Petra – This socket if there is no table, three power sockets and two charging USB sockets
  • Peak – This socket with table, 4 power sockets, 2 charging USB sockets and HDMI socket
  • It’s possible to order sockets with LAN at additional cost. This may extend lead-time.

The manufacturer of the power outlets is OE Electrics.

Which electronic components can be changed?

All the electronic components can be changed in the event of a malfunction. Our electrical safety certificate in the USA and Canada requires the electrical unit and the power outlet in our products to be tested together at our factory. This requirement dictates that if one of these components needs replacing, they must both be replaced. This applies only to pods in the USA and Canada. Everywhere else, the electrical unit and the power outlet can be replaced separately. All other components can also be replaced separately.

Do the pods cause any interference with wireless signals (WiFi etc.)?

We have found no evidence that O, Q or 2Q pods interfere with any regular wireless signals.

Framery One’s radio frequency approval measurements are tested according to EU and FCC legislation. The system doesn’t disturb other radio devices.

What are the technical specifications of the lights?

Framery One

  • LED light in ceiling
  • Color temperature: 4000 K
  • Max. power consumption: 24 W
  • Illuminance on the table top surface: over 500 lux (100%)

Framery O

  • LED strip in ceiling
    • Color temperature: 4000 K
    • Power consumption max: 11 W

O Video Conference Ready

  • Dimmable LED strip in ceiling
    • Color temperature: 4000 K
    • Power consumption: max. 9.3 W
  • Dimmable LED monitor light
    • Color temperature: 4000 K
    • Power consumption: max. 25 W

Framery Q

  • LED panel in ceiling
    • Illuminance: Measured in a normal office environment, the illuminance exceeds 300 lx on the surface of the tabletop . Recommendations for office lighting vary between 300 lx and 500 lx.
    • Color temperature: 4500 K
    • Power consumption: 3 W

Framery 2Q

  • LED panel in ceiling
    • Illuminance: Measured in a normal office environment, the illuminance is 400 lx on the surface of the tabletop . Recommendations for office lighting vary between 300 lx and 500 lx.
    • Color temperature: 4500 K
    • Power consumption: 24 W

Is there a way to adjust ventilation and lighting?

The ventilation and lighting in the pods can be adjusted using motion detector settings. There are settings for fan speed when the pods are in use and fan speed for continuous ventilation. The ventilation and lightning in the Framery One, Framery O VCR and Framery 2Q can also be adjusted from control panels.

Is it possible to have the Framery O with a right-handed door?

No, Framery O and Framery 2Q are only available with a left-handed door. Making the door right-handed would require significant changes to the pod’s structure.

Can the doors be made self-closing?

In cases where a door closer or a door stopper is required for the Framery O we can offer spring hinges that are self-closing. These hinges are not included in our standard offering and are available only in black or white.

At the moment, there are no self-closing hinges for the Framery Q. If the door of a Framery Q needs to be self-closing, the pod can be installed at a slight angle, so gravity closes the door.

Framery 2Q’s and One’s doors are self-closing as a standard.

What are the dimensions of the products?

Here are all the main dimensions for Framery One, Framery O, Framery Q and Framery 2Q. The dimensions include those of the glass, in the event they are required for decals.

How much space do the pods need?

Illustrated space requirements for the Framery O can be found in the installation instructions. The instructions are available upon request.

Framery One needs an area of 1220 mm/ 48.03 in (width) X 2100 mm / 82.68 in (depth) X 2400 mm/ 94.49 in (height). The dimensions include the minimum recommended space for the air to circulate correctly: 15 cm / 5.9″ above the pod.

Framery O needs an area of 1100 (width) X 1850 (depth) X 2350 (height) mm. The dimensions include the minimum recommended space for the air to circulate correctly: 5 cm / 1.9″ on the sides and 15 cm / 5.9″ above the pod.

Framery Q needs an area of 2450 (width) X 2100 (depth) X 2350 (height) mm. The dimensions include the minimum recommended space for the air to circulate correctly: 5 cm / 1.9″ on the sides and 15 cm / 5.9″ above the pod.

Framery 2Q needs an area of 2450 mm / 96.46 in (width) X 3700 mm/ 145.67 in (depth) X 2420 mm/ 95.28 in (height). The dimensions include the minimum recommended space for the air to circulate correctly: 20 cm / 7.9″ above the pod.

Technical specifications

How much do the pods weigh?

Framery One weighs 357kg. Framery O weighs 350 kg. Framery Q weighs 630 kg without furniture. Framery 2Q weighs 950 kg without furniture.

What are the dimensions and weights of the shipping crates?

The dimensions of Framery One’s crate is 229 cm / 90.16 in (width) X 131 cm / 51.57 in (depth) X 65 cm / 25.59 in (height). Framery One comes in two packages which consist of standard and variation package, both have the same dimensions. Standard and variation on top of each other are 229 cm / 90.16 in (width) X 131 cm/ 51.57 in (depth) X 130 cm / 51.18 in (height). The crates weighs 438-458 kg/ 965.63-1009.72 lbs (standard 298 kg / 656.98 lbs and variation 140-160 kg / 308.65-352.74 lbs).

The dimensions of Framery O’s crate are 226 cm (width) X 73 cm (depth) X 116 cm (height). The crate weighs 385 kg.

The dimensions of Framery Q’s crate are 225 cm (width) X 97 cm (depth) X 137 cm (height). The crate weighs 690 kg. Furniture is delivered on a separate pallet that weighs 31–97 kg.

The dimensions of Framery 2Q’s crates are 215 cm (width) X 110 cm (depth) X 152 cm (height) and the crate weighs 875kg. Glasses are delivered in two crates which are stacked and banded together. Both glass crates are 226 cm (width) X 106 cm (depth) X 25 cm (height) and the crates weighs 190kg and 150kg.

2Q Lounge includes all crates what mentioned above + furniture package 225 cm (width) X 112 cm (depth) X 67 cm (height) and it weighs 160kg.

What is the power consumption like?

Power consumption is a constant value that is determined by the power usage of the pods’ internal components (electric unit, motion detector, light and fans).

Framery One
30 W while in use

  • LED lights: 19 W
  • Fans in total: 7 W
  • Other components: 4 W

6 W standby power consumption

  • Fans are working at 25 % of maximum power

Framery O
13 W while in use

  • LED light: 10 W
  • Fans in total: 3,1 W

0,8 W standby power consumption

  • Fans are working at 25 % of maximum power

Framery O Video Conference Ready
28 W while in use (Default)

  • LED light: 10 W (Default)
  • LED light conference: 12,5 W (Default)
  • Fans in total: 3,1 W

0,8 W standby power consumption

  • Fans are working on 25 % of the maximum power

Maximum power consumption:

  • 40W Total
  • LED light ceiling: 11 W
  • LED light conference: 25 W
  • Fans in total: 3,1 W

Framery Q
20 W while in use

  • LED light: 11 W
  • Fans in total: 8,6 W

2,1 W standby power consumption

  • Fans are working at 25 % of maximum power

Maximum power consumption

  • 23W Total
  • LED light: 13,5 W
  • Fans in total: 8,6 W

Framery 2Q
42 W while in use

  • LED light: 24 W
  • Fans in total: 18 W

5 W standby power consumption

  • Fans are working at 25 % of maximum power

Maximum power consumption

  • 45W Total
  • LED lights 27 W
  • Fans in total: 18 W

Safety & warranty

What is the lifespan of Framery products and is there a warranty?

Framery wear parts (including gas lifts, leveling glides, LED lighting, electric parts, hinges and locks) are warranted. Regular maintenance will extend the lifespan of a single pod unit substantially. Maintenance includes regular service calls for the unit (tightening screws, adjusting hinges, etc.) and the replacement of wear parts.

What kind of certification do the products have?

The Framery Management System has been certified according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 standards. All Framery’s products are CE marked.

The relevant EC directives to Framery’s CE marking are:

  • Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2006/95/EC
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC) 2004/108/EC
  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2011/65/EU
  • Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC
  • Radio Equipment Directive (RED) 2014/53/EU

Additionally, the electrical safety of Framery products is tested by the accredited testing laboratory SGS Finland, and meets the CB requirements as indicated on the CB test certificate. Furthermore, our products are NRTL certified by UL for the the US and Canada markets.

How good is the indoor air quality?

The indoor air quality of our products was tested by an accredited testing laboratory, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, and was found to well within the limits of M1 emission classification. The test report is available upon request.

Are Framery products eco-efficient?

Yes. Our products are mainly made of birch plywood. All used plywood is produced either in Finland or neighboring countries, and our suppliers are required to have FSC or PEFC certification.

Majority of our materials are recycled or recyclable. The acoustic foam and the interior felt we use in our products are up to 60–70 % recycled. Also, a significant part of all steel, aluminum and glass is recycled in their manufacturing processes.

All Framery pods are highly energy-efficient. When the products are in use, the default power consumption of Framery One is 30 W, Framery O is 13 W, while Framery Q uses 20 W and Framery 2Q 42 W while active.

Are the pods safe in case of an earthquake?

In Framery’s case, seismic requirements are typically related to our products’ ability to stay upright in case of an earthquake. If required, Framery O and Framery Q can be fixed to the floor with anchor bolts using the leveling glide screw holes in the floor modules. Framery 2Q can be fixed to the floor with anchor bolts and seismic brackets. Instructions are available upon request.

What about fire safety?

No fire hazardous materials are used in Framery O, One, Q or 2Q. The fire safety of all surface materials, upholstery and acoustics materials of our products are tested and classified by either national or international standards. The sheet metal exteriors and sound-control laminated glass are of such quality that they may halt heat and fire. Frames with laminated surfaces are IMO certified (French Maritime Authority). Acoustic foam we use meets B-s1, d0, EN 13501-1; acoustic felt B-s2, d0, EN 13501-1 and floor carpet Cfl-s1, EN 13501-1 requirements. Molded foam used in Tovi & Framery One’s stool seat meets CA TB 117:2013 requirements. Fabric used in upholstery meets the performance requirements of BS EN 1021-1 and 1 021-2. Framery One’s interior panel meets ASTM E84: Class A.

Do the pods need sprinklers?

Inspecta, an EU accredited inspection body, has stated that there is no need for installing sprinklers in Framery O, One, Q and 2Q. The statement is based on the following facts:

  • None of the products exceed the 9 – 12 square meter area covered by a single sprinkler
  • The products do not contain any easily combustible materials and therefore do not increase the fire load of the surrounding space by hindering the operation of the sprinklers in it. The products can be considered movable furniture instead of building structures that sprinkler requirements are typically set for
  • Inspecta’s statements for Framery O, One, Q and 2Q are available upon request.

However, our products can be fitted with sprinklers if that is required because of local regulations, but Framery does not provide sprinklers, install them or take responsibility of the installation. Here are instructions for sprinkler installation in Framery O, here for Framery Q and here for Framery 2Q.

How much air flows inside the pods?

Framery One

  • Total air flow is 29 l/s (104 m³/h)
  • Total air flow with the optional carbon activated filter is 26 l/s (93,6 m³/h)

Framery O

  • Total air flow is 21,5 l/s (77,4 m³/h)

Framery Q

  • Total air flow is 66 l/s (237,6 m³/h)

Previously, we reported the amount of air flow to be significantly lower for both Framery O and Framery Q. This was because the measurements were done using a method that is typically used for measuring air flow in much larger spaces. Currently, we use a method more suitable for our products along with more accurate measuring instruments.

Framery 2Q

  • Total air flow is 121,1 l/s (256,5 m³/h)

How much noise do the fans make?

The fans do not significantly increase the noise level in a typical open office setting. The fans are on top of the pods, so they are as far away as possible from people working around them. It is possible to minimize the noise the fans make by adjusting their speed, which in turn affects the air flow inside the pods. Also, placing the pods under a low ceiling or a ventilation pipe with a hard surface should be avoided because these structures may increase fan noise by reflecting sound.