General

How many pods do I need?

We recommend providing one Framery O 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 should I place the pod?

We recommend locating our 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.

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.

How good is the sound insulation?

The sound insulation of our products is so good that they can be placed next to workstations in the middle of an office and those working next to the pods will be unable to overhear the discussions held inside them. We recommend that prospective customers try for themselves, it’s always a pleasant surprise.

We prefer not to publish the results of sound insulation measurement tests made for our products. Currently there isn’t a standardized test for measuring the sound insulation of small enclosed spaces like our pods and booths and normal acoustic ratings don’t adequately convey the experience of using a Framery pod. So in the current situation comparisons would be meaningless.

However, we’re confident that the sound insulation of our products is the best in the product category and Framery is currently involved in creating an ISO standard for measuring the sound insulation level of phone/meeting pods and booths used in open office environments.

Installation, assembly & technical specifications

What are the electrical input and output values?

What are the electrical input and output values?

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 lights and fans. 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 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 our pods interfere with any regular wireless signals.

What are the technical specifications of the lights?

Framery O

  • LED spot in ceiling
  • Color temperature: 4200 K
  • Power consumption: 1,7 W

O Video Conference Ready

  • Dimmable LED stripe in ceiling
  • Color temperature: 4000 K
  • Power consumption: max. 9.3 W
  • Dimmable LED monitor light
  • Color temperature: 4000 K
  • Power consumption: max. 26 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 O and Q 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 2Q can be adjusted from control panels.

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

No, Framery O and 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.

For the 2Q the door is self-closing as standard.

What are the dimensions of the products?

Here are all the main dimensions for 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 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.

For installation, the Framery 2Q needs an area of 6000 (width) X 6000 (depth) X 2420 (height) mm. In use the 2Q needs an area of 2450 (width) X 3700 (depth) X 2420 (height) mm. 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 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 a crate for a Framery O are 226 cm (width) X 71 cm (depth) X 116 cm (height). The crate (including pod) weighs 409 kg.

The dimensions of a crate for a Framery Q are 230 cm (width) X 102 cm (depth) X 135 cm (height). The crate (including pod) weighs 760 kg. Furniture is delivered on a separate pallet that weighs 31–97 kg.

The dimensions of a create for a Framery 2Q are 212 cm (width) X 109 cm (depth) X 152 cm (height) and the crate weighs 760kg. The glass components 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 weigh 190kg and 150kg respectively.

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 O
5 W while in use

  • 5 W while in use
  • LED light: 1,7 W

Fans in total: 3,1 W

  • 0,8 W standby power consumption
  • Fans are working at 25 % of maximum power

O Video Conference Ready:
41 W (max) while in use

  • Dimmable LED lights: 37W max.
  • Fans in total: 3.2W

1.6 W standby power consumption

  • Fans are working at 25 % of maximum power

Framery Q
11,6 W while in use

  • LED light: 3 W
  • Fans in total: 8,6 W

2,1 W standby power consumption

  • Fans are working at 25 % of maximum power

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

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 Quality Management System meets ISO 9001 requirements.

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

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 in the USA and Canada.

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, a renewable material. We use plywood that is produced either in Finland or neighboring countries and our suppliers are required to have FSC or PEFC certification.
Most of our materials are recycled and recyclable as well. The acoustic foam and the interior felt we use in our products are up to 60–70 % recycled. All the steel, aluminum and glass we use contains a significant amount of recycled material in their production processes.
Our products are also highly energy-efficient. When the products are in use, the standard power consumption of a Framery O is 4,82 W. As an illustration, ten Framery O’s use less energy than one 60 W light bulb.

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, the O and Q can be fixed to the floor with anchor bolts using the leveling glide screw holes in the floor modules. The 2Q can be fixed to the floor with anchor bolts and seismic brackets. Instructions are available upon request.

What about fire safety?

No flammable materials are used in any Framery products. The fire safety of all surface materials, upholstery and acoustics materials in our products is 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). The acoustic foam we use meets B-s1, d0, EN 13501-1; acoustic felt EN 13501-1 and floor carpet Cfl-s1, EN 13501-1 requirements. The molded foam used in Tovi stool seats meets CA TB 117:2013 requirements. Fabric used in upholstery meets the performance requirements of BS EN 1021-1 and 1 021-2.

Do the pods need sprinklers?

Inspecta, an EU accredited inspection body, has stated that there is no need to install sprinklers in Framery O, 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, Q and 2Q are available upon request.

However, our products can be fitted with sprinklers if required by local regulations. Framery however does not provide sprinklers, install them or take responsibility for their installation. Instructions for sprinkler installation for Framery O, Q and 2Q are available upon request.

How much air flows inside the pods?

Framery O

  • Total air flow is 21,5 l/s (77,4 m³/h)
  • Total air flow is 66 l/s (237,6 m³/h) 
(before the new ventilation grid air flow was 60,1 l/s)

Previously, we reported the amount of air flow to be significantly lower for both products. 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.