Transparency in the workplace is great-until you need peace and quiet. Alain Gilles gives open-plan offices a privacy assist with BuzziTemp, a modular system of "cocoons" that offer visual and auditory barriers when concentration is critical. Launching this fall at Orgatec in Cologne, the workstations are equally applicable for hotel lobbies and other public spaces. Cover them-in one of 23 colors-with BuzziRough, made from recycled acrylic, or 24 shades of BuzziFabric, a blend of recycled wool and acrylic. 32-3-820-6113; more
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