Sometimes circumstances compel you to block out the world so badly that you do not mind looking totally odd or ridiculous while you do it. While most of the people would definitely reach for noise-isolating headphones, Hochu rayu, Ukrainian design firm wants to give you an entire oversized helmet to hide out in, so that you are calm in your own noiseless life.
The Helmfon, brought to you by Designboom, seems to be a sleeker version of the headgear worn by Dark Helmet, and the Darth Vader knockoff from “Spaceballs”. Hochu rayu has designed the conceptual prototype of Helmfons for workers who require a break from the hustle and bustle of the office.
According to Hochu rayu, the helmet can be worn on the shoulders or you can mount it to a wall or ceiling too. Helmet uses foam to dampen external sounds or noise, offering a place to hold your smartphone. It comes with speakers and a microphone so to enable you to do work and stay productive. Best of all, you can not hear your co-workers chatting away.
The design company invented the Helmfon while they were trying to work out ways employees can Skype at their desks without disturbing their co-workers.
This is not the first time that a company has introduced with an unusual way to help people checking out from the surrounding world. The head-swallowing Ostrich Pillow is a famous example. You also can order a pop-up privacy tent named Pause Pod.
The Helmfon is only a prototype right now, but Hochu rayu is testing the product and hopefully, it offers a series of Helmfons for sale, Although there is no firm timeline for release.