BuzziPleat, a series of architectural solutions by 13&9, delivers light and sound control with architectural edge.
BuzziSpace expands its range of acoustic solutions with the introduction of BuzziPleat. Designed by 13&9, the
collection blends beauty and performance into an adaptable collection of wall and hanging pendants.
The BuzziPleat series reinterprets ancient techniques used in fashion design, like smocking and pleating, to create
large-scale, yet lightweight sculptural forms, made of sound-absorbing BuzziFelt. Architectural folds maximize
surface area, delivering exceptional acoustic performance.
The traditional craft of hand pleating—the principle of gathering up
volume, then reining it in—is applied to freely construct a complex
architectural form. The BuzziPleat framework relies on tension of its own
fabrication, rather than an internal support structure. Fashion has long
adopted this method to create neat, yet flexible forms. Here, the
application brings an organic quality to an otherwise synthetic material.
“Pleating brings movement to still objects, animating them from within,”
said Martin Lesjak, lead architect and designer, 13&9. “It can therefore
be seen as the symbol of a major social shift towards a rebounding
society giving movement and elasticity to structure.”
The hanging acoustic pendants can be configured with an optional light
source add-on, to marry sound control and illumination in one multipurpose
product. The collection includes two configurations, BuzziPleat
Ripple and BuzziPleat Edel, both can be can be affixed to the wall or
suspended from the ceiling. Each model is available in two sizes.
Choose from a diameter of 100cm or 150cm. Select one of many
BuzziFelt and BuzziFabric combinations, ranging from neutral to bold
and bright hues.