Plank, the new product by Swedish acoustic specialists Baux, is an acoustic tile inspired by bricklaying, parquets, and woodwork.
Plank is a natural wooden texture that can be combined in numerous ways. It comes in two rectangular sizes and is easily assembled and customised to create herringbone, basket weave, diagonal, or brick patterns.
Like the previously released Baux Tiles and Panels that we featured last year, Plank is made from a wood wool, cement and water mix. Whereas the tiles and panel products are coloured, Plank comes in only its natural colour which means it can be cut to size to fit any space in much the same way bricks are cut to a space.
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A product we were introduced to recently were these versatile acoustic tiles from Swedish Company Baux. The tiles are available in a range of six shapes; Hexagon, Rectangle, Square, Parallelogram, Circle and Triangle, and are made from wood wool, cement and water. This wood fibre combination gives the product a heat-insulating, heat retaining and sound-absorbing structure. Cement provides strength, moisture resistance and class 1 fire protection. The stylish tiles come in a range of muted earthy colours that would suit any 2016 design scheme. Harvested from locally grown timber and produced in their forest factory the tiles are about as ‘carbon neutral’ as it’s possible to get!
For further flexibility Baux also produce a range of acoustic panels in the same material. Available in five patterns; Quilted, Check, Stripes, Lines and Diagonal, the panels are designed to be combined to mix and match and repeat into infinity.
Last month we featured an article on noise in the workplace and the demand this creates for acoustic products. One such product that rises to this challenge is the new Aircone from Swedish manufacturer Abstracta.
Aircone is a sound-absorbent partition with a simple & bold graphic design. The modules are assembled together using small plastic clips, and each module is angled and has a tapered shape. The pattern formed by combining several modules can be varied in a virtually infinite number of ways. The angles diffuse sound waves, and the product thus helps create a better sound environment. Aircone is made from compression-moulded fabric-covered fibre felt and is available in a range of colours. It can be hung from the ceiling or against the wall on an aluminium rail.