Tampere Deck Visit Center opened its doors in 2018 in Tampere, Finland, and works as a showroom for the city’s future landmark, Tampere Deck – a new center for sport, culture, leisure and business being built across the city’s railway and set to be fully complete in 2025. This modern area will consist of a hotel, casino, tower buildings and the first European ‘downtown’ arena called UROS LIVE.

Due to a constant flow of visitors, the Visit Center is also a home for two Framery pods that provide the staff some privacy and a place of quiet in a hectic working environment. We popped by to interview UROS LIVE arena’s Marketing Manager Tuomas Kinnunen and Sales Coordinator Eini Inha, who’s office the Visit Center serves as and who use Framery pods on a daily basis.

Two women discussing in the Framery Q office pod
Framery Q is optimal for private one-on-one conversations.

The pods are in constant use for several purposes. Some employees want to work peacefully or have a private phone call in Framery O, others use the bigger Q pod for one-on-one meetings. “Many visitors have shrieked ‘Oh, you have these Framery pods! It’s so wonderful that they are representing Tampere! Isn’t Framery from there?’ and been pleased with how they look and feel,” says Inha. She was excited to personalize the colors for the booths and chose white and yellow in order to brighten the place up. To answer the previous question posed by visitors – indeed, Framery was established in Tampere, Finland, and its production and headquarters remain here. 

Woman talking on the phone in Framery O office phone booth
Personalized Framery booth can brighten up the office.

“It is great how Framery can guarantee optimal satisfaction especially through soundproofing.”

When asked if there are any specific obstacles that Framery booths solve in the Visit Center, Kinnunen responds: “We do have a lot of noise because this space operates as a showroom for the project. People come and go, and it is great how Framery can guarantee optimal satisfaction especially through soundproofing, allowing confidential discussions and talking in private.”

White Framery Q office pod placed in a hallway
Open spaces like this really benefit from Framery booths.

“Happiness is caring and to care about someone means giving them their own space and peace to work when needed.”

Before wrapping things up, we talk about workplace happiness. “I think it’s a sum of many factors – working together, succeeding together and everyone giving their best input. We collaborate and support each other in everyday challenges. Happiness is caring and to care about someone means giving them their own space and peace to work when needed. That is why it’s important to provide people with suitable workspaces,” Kinnunen concludes.