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FAQs

FAQs

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What are the main benefits of Cocoon pods and panels?
Looks, acoustic comfort, flexibility and low lifecycle costs

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Where would I use Cocoon pods and panels?
Any noisy space where you need to privacy – or simply for ‘wow!’ factor

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How are Cocoon pods and panels constructed?
A super-strong aluminium frame, tensioned fabric skins each side and a composite acoustic core

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What finishes or colours are available?
Fabric can be printed to any Pantone colour; frames are RAL9006/metallic anodised silver

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Can I use Cocoon pods and panels for corporate and directional signage?
Yes – the system is ideal for this purpose as information can be easily updated

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Do Cocoon pods and panels come in standard sizes?
Yes – there is a wide choice to make specifying as easy as possible

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Are bespoke sizes available?
Yes – we are more than happy to produce specials

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Are plain colours cheaper?
No – the fabric still has to be printed whether plain, patterned or featuring graphics

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Who does the artwork?
Normally our clients have a concept and we develop the artwork but we also offer a full studio service

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Are there standard designs to choose from?
Yes – choose from a variety of themed background images onto which we can overlay your logo or message

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How do Cocoon pods and panels provide acoustic benefits?
By sound absorption not sound insulation; Cocoon pods and panels soak up speech-frequency sound energy and reduce reverberation

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What is the difference between sound absorption and sound insulation?
Sound absorption is about acoustic quality; sound insulation is simply about stopping sound transferring from one area to another

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Will I really notice a difference?
Yes, especially in areas of high ambient noise

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What acoustic data is available to back up your claims?
Full acoustic certification and explanatory notes are available

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Can Cocoon pods and panels incorporate lighting?
Yes – we can construct giant lightboxes and even complete backlit ceilings using state-of-the art LEDs

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Can Cocoon pods and panels incorporate power and data cabling?
Yes – we have a variety of standard modules available for original or retrofit installation and we can also produce bespoke solutions

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Can Cocoon pods and panels support AV and presentation accessories?
We can integrate dry wipe boards and concealed supports for plasma screens but not ‘hook-on’ accessories

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Can we change the fabric if we want a refresh or have a rebrand?
Yes – this is one of the advantages of the system - Cocoon pods and panels range can be re-skinned in minutes

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How durable is the fabric?
It’s unbelievably strong! It is virtually impossible to penetrate, fray or tear which is why it is suitable for schools and colleges

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Is the fabric fireproof?
Yes – it is certificated to Class 1 and is therefore compliant with regulations for virtually all applications except prisons

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Is the fabric washable?
Yes – it can be removed, washed in a domestic washing machine at 30degrees, spin-dried and then reinstalled almost immediately

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Are Cocoon pods and panels offered in finishes other than the standard fabric?
We can incorporate other materials such as glass, acrylic, laminate and some Camira fabrics

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Do you have a furniture range that works with the pods?
Yes – we offer a range of sturdy, comfortable and modular seating units that fit snugly to the interior of Cocoon pods

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What skills do I need to install Cocoon pods and panels?
No specialised skills are required

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What tools do I need to install Cocoon pods and panels?
Allen keys, knife, spirit level, drill, screwdriver

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Can Cocoon freestanding pods and panels be fixed to the floor or wall for extra security?
Yes – all such fixings can be concealed

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Do Cocoon pods and panels come in individual modules or pieces?
All elements arrive in component form and can be linked together or reconfigured to create the desired configuration

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How long do Cocoon pods and panels take to put up?
A typical pod will take less than 1 hour, straight panels considerably less

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How stable are Cocoon pods and panels?
A pod frame can comfortably support the weight of several grown men

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How much do Cocoon pods and panels weigh?
Obviously dependant on size but a typical pod will not more than 5 kg

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How stable are Cocoon pods and panels?
Pods are self supporting; straight panels need to be configured to self-support or we offer a choice of bases

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Can they be reconfigured?
All components can be taken apart and reassembled into new configurations repeatedly and very easily by in house facilities staff

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How long will Cocoon pods and panels last for?
Virtually indefinitely – the system is designed to be adapted and worn or damaged components can be economically replaced

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How ecofriendly are Cocoon pods and panels?
All components (except the silicone edge bead) are 100% recyclable; lightweight minimizes transportation energy; no on-site waste

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Where do I buy Cocoon pods and panels?
We supply exclusively through a UK-wide network of resellers, all specialists in designing and furnishing working environments

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What do Cocoon pods and panels cost?
Authorised resellers will be able to quote you but a typical pod will start at about £2400.00+VAT

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Where can I see one?
Contact us and we will direct you to your nearest reseller; in certain situations we can arrange site visits or pilot installations