Not without my quilt
by Martina Metzner | 11/18/2015
OFFECCT was among the first companies to launch sound-absorbing wall panels. With Soundwave Geo by the well-known furniture designer Ineke Hans, the company adds to its collection of acoustic panels.
Ineke Hans views Soundwave Geo as a three-dimensional wall decoration similar to the ones which people have always created around the world. The difference is that Geo has a clear function due to its sound-absorbing purpose.
“People have always wanted to decorate their walls – everywhere and in every era,” she says. “But we designers have a tendency to pare away the decorative aspect. I wanted to combine OFFECCT’s sound panels made of felt with a geometric pattern that is decorative but can also function on the large scale with many panels in rows without looking too cluttered. Quite simply, a combination of tradition and modern design.”
Today’s construction methods and the increased use of modern transport and communications have led to a growing demand for sound-absorbing materials. Early on, OFFECCT perceived the need for aesthetic acoustic panels that can help to create a pleasant indoor acoustic environment. This is the first time Hans has worked on such a project.
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