These acoustic panels reduce noise pollution while serving a double function.
Research shows that long or repeated exposure to sounds above 85 decibels can cause hearing loss. Public places such as restaurants, schools or open offices usually exceed this level.
Minimalist interiors (tall ceilings, hard surfaces and minimum furniture) are more affected by noise pollution: sounds get reflected around the room without never getting absorbed by soft goods.
The aim of this project is to design acoustic panels fitting in these different contexts.
The acoustic foam is mounted on a frame and covered by fabric.
For each panel of the collection, a folded metal piece adds extra functionality to the panel. The fabric cover can be removed to be cleaned.
Here, the acoustic panel holds four plant pots.
In an office context the panel can be used as a pin on board.
In a school context, the panel doubles as a coat rack.
A small version adds a touch of colour on the wall while being used as a shelf.