Nicchio is a desk that allows working without any auditory distraction. The name Nicchio derives from the union of the word “Nicchia”, the Italian word for niche, and “Picchio”, the Italian word for woodpecker. The soundproof shell is inspired by the soundshields, a music industry item that protects the microphone from external noises, adapted to the domestic environment. Its walls, internally coated with soundproofing foam, create a visual and auditory barrier against noises. The side walls are closable to minimize the space occupied by the desk. Nicchio has also some wheels that make it twist and use the room’s wall as additional protection.
Nicchio is designed with typical technicalities of the musical industry. It has an aggressive design on the inside, but a versatile and elegant look on the outside. Nicchio is designed to perfectly fit with the look of every room and to overcome the needs that have been created with the increase of telematic work. Due to the shift of the office in the domestic environment, there is the need to find a place where to properly work, isolating ourselves from the distractions around us. Nicchio recreates this place of concentration.