Privacy Domes for Open Plan Offices

Tomoko Felt Dome

Tomoko is a line of cone of silence-type contraptions made from felt. They hang like a floor lamp so that they can essentially serve as horse blinders, or they sit on top of desks where they can enclose laptops. The intent is to give workers in open plan offices a modicum of privacy. According to the product description:

Tomoko helps you to create an immediate territory of your own by eliminating elements that interfere with your concentration, such as noise or visual distractions. At the same time, it signals to others that you are not to be disturbed.

It’s a joke, right? The products are ostensibly for sale at furniture design retailer Vivero but the site does not disclose pricing. See the listing at