Let's call it cleverly branded. Call it Peak Silicon Valley. In any case, the Calm Booth by Room costs $ 4,915. Maybe it pays for the peace of mind – and the dozen annual retirement subscriptions that companies throw in. I will not tell you how to spend your hard earned venture capital.
And I do not know if that's it If you want to help relax your overburdened staff in a top-notch, Calm-branded, Calm-branded booth, there's probably less opportunity to spend that money. The sound-absorbing material consists of 1,088 recycled plastic bottles. Maybe you can help a few sea turtles.
As it stands, the rest room of Room is little more than a standard cabin with frosted glass, soft lighting and "a soothing, misty forest interior" (read: pictures of trees) , But it's a pretty smart partnership between two hot Silicon Valley startups. And anything intended to provide some relaxation and oppose the open-office trend certainly has some merit, even if it's not snuff-proof.