Acoustics

Aesthetic Acoustic

Envirocoustic wood-wool acoustic ceiling and wall panels are manufactured using just three ingredients: wood fiber, cement and water. The panels absorb sound to reduce echo and reverberation, and are available in many sizes and colors, and can be painted in a range of SonoKote colors.

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Acousti-Mat / Maxxon Underlayment System

Sound Solution

Acousti-Mat sound mats, paired with Maxxon Underlayment, reduces sound transmission through floors and adds fire resistance to wood-frame construction. Systems can be specified to offer multiple levels of sound control, with compression strengths up to 5,500 psi.

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Attention Drawn Upward

A ceiling can now be a work of art thanks to ecoustic Sculpt Ceiling Tiles by unika vaev. An award-winning acoustic ceiling tile collection, it is available in nine striking designs with the ability to create custom profiles for specific interiors. It achieves a high level of acoustic performance by virtue of its shape, construction and the combination of Instyles’s ecoustic SC panels and sound mesh. The tiles can be installed easily into existing or new fit outs and can be easily removed to gain access to services. 

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From the Heart

HeartFelt Ceilings and Walls are formulated to address higher frequency sounds. Crafted from felted, thermoformed polyester, the dense, soft structure of the panels feature a square-edge design that draws the eye while also accommodating the aesthetic and function needs of interior spaces. Available in black, white or five shades of gray and earth tones, it offers designers the ability to create visual gradients and rhythms in the ceiling plane. The panels can be installed as a ceiling cloud, a full ceiling by splicing individual pieces to create continuous lengths or part of a as wall installation. The panels are made from up to 85% recycled material, including the aluminum carrier system a

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Landings and Layovers

German manufacturer Wilkhahn released Landing at Orgatec. Landing responds to the tendency for spontaneous conversations in the in-between spaces in our days. The decorative, sound-absorbent wall reliefs create an inviting atmosphere for spontaneous “stopovers” in places where space is lacking, such as aisles and cross-over spaces. With multiple configurations, Landing can be used for perching or leaning on, as shelving, or a privacy screen. The flat and three-dimensional upholstered, textile-covered elements are available in seven colors that fit into any design. 

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Moss Muffle

BuzziMood, a new acoustical wall solution, blends materials found in nature with exceptional sound absorption capabilities. BuzziSpace collaborated with American designer Cory Grosser to create BuzziMood, an organic alternative to conventional noise control solutions with preserved reindeer moss as its primary material. Moss is an excellent, naturally occurring absorber of sound. The structured acoustic wall panels are available in seven geometric shapes, which can be mixed-and matched to create graphic wall art.

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Soul Ceilings

MetalWorks Create! Custom Perforations from Armstrong transform images onto metal panels, offering a unique visual with acoustical performance. The new custom perforation capability is available across a wide range of MetalWorks ceiling and wall systems. The custom-perforated panels are available in standard Whitelume, Silverlume, and Gun Metal colors, and are part of the Sustain portfolio of ceiling products. The custom-perforated panels can achieve a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of up to 0.90. 

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Adding Acoustics

Gettys Group design for the lobby of the Godfrey Hotel in Boston illustrates the importance of supplementing a surface’s discussion with an acoustics addendum. The design and materials exemplify a chic method of dampening acoustics in an open lobby setting. The hotel’s proximity to the harbor and the importance of the Charles River inspired an understated nautical theme. “We really enjoyed working on the lobby feature wall behind the check-in desk,” recalls Ben Nicholas, Design Principal “We added Soundwave Bella felt acoustic panels to the back wall, which are a nice contrast to the many hard surfaces throughout the lobby.”The panels on the wall

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Robin Hood of Sound

MDC’s Acoustical Solution, Enercee line, as well as two digitally printed acoustical wallcoverings, Sherwood and Geode offer high-performance, practical sound control that does not sacrifice design. These sound absorbent panels represent a new class of decorative surfaces that are washable and cleanable, while maintaining a strong aesthetic. Offered in a 63-in. wide, 0.125-in. digital print, these acoustical wallcoverings boast a 0.2 Noise Reduction Coefficient rating. 

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Innovative with Dimensionality

ZR Nano Technology features the latest in acoustic technology with acoustic resolution over 9200 NTS/sq. ft., which is 750,000x NPS/sq. ft. more than traditional acoustic solutions. In three designs: Nano Hex can be used in any application as the simple solution for any audio enthusiast, while the ZR Nano CT90 and the ZR Nano CT45 are designed exclusively as ceiling tiles.

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