multidisciplinary designer hannes grebin from berlin took the issue of universal distraction very seriously and developed ‘focuscap’, a very affordable and — as grebin сlaims — the only solution to the need for concentration at work or wherever. the invention is a cap with a transformable peak which will let you do your yoga exercises or surf the internet even more intently.


as nowadays the culture of mobile and open space offices is getting more and more popular, we constantly face the problem of feeling uncomfortable with people violating our personal space. ‘as we are still cavemen or mammals kept in an unnatural environment, I believe that only by reclaiming the normal, stress-free human state through simple tools and techniques we can finally unleash our actual creative potential and create our meaningful work for a brighter future,’ explains hannes grebin. together with focuscap, the designer suggests using sound-proof headphones.


video by hannes grebin

a quick way to restore your visual privacy temporarily in open office environments


focus is compromised: today’s offices and universities are often open and exposed, providing little to no control over visual distractions

temporary visual privacy | solution 1 – brody chair (steelcase)

temporary visual privacy | solution 2 funny but rather impractical or complex
read more on hochu rayu’s helmfon

case study: different activities whether it’s studying at home or intensifying your sets at the gym, the focuscap blocks out all distractions and eases your mind within seconds for maximum performance

case study: open office, the focuscaps in daily use in all kind of open office scenarios

savings potential modern office planning: 25%andd 30% cost cutting = 200.000€ at 100 employees with open office planning


disturbing factors in the office: visual privacy 2nd after sound privacy/noise level

case study: focuscaps could even work as an office sharing provider-branded onboarding/welcome present.

case study: focus and mental performance, further possible implementations of the focuscap

case study: more applications: e-sports, blogging, schools, open offices, commuting, digital nomads, trains, flights


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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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