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Panasonic made ‘face cubicles’ because open offices are the worst

A must-have for every introvert.

Open office layouts are the worst. They’re distracting, they leave no room for privacy, and they’re everywhere. In response, Panasonic design studio has created a potential solution: a device called Wear Space.

Made in partnership with Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga, the product looks like one of those blinkers horses wear to help them focus during races. Except now it’ll help YOU focus.

Panasonic's Wear Space

Wear Space, which has been called a “cubicle for your face,” comes with gray eyeshield blocks that obscure your peripheral vision, as well as noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones that will really isolate you from the world.

“As open offices and digital nomads are on the rise, workers are finding it ever more important to have personal space where they can focus,” the company told Dezeen. “Wear Space instantly creates this kind of personal space – it’s as simple as putting on an article of clothing.”

Panasonic's Wear Space

A prototype of the item was unveiled at SXSW earlier this year. Panasonic is now holding a crowdfunding campaign to get Wear Space out to market. The first batch of headphones ship next year.

What do you think? Yay or neigh?

Via Yanko Design

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