Soundwave Swell was one of the first panels launched by Offecct. Its core values lies in its function, and Teppo Asikainen refused to compromise with the look. The piece has a very strong personality and acts as a kind of 3D wallpaper giving the room the right aesthetic feeling and acoustic at the same time.
Designer: Teppo Asikainen
Dimensions: W585 x D80 x H585 mm (diffuser), W585 x D90 x H585 mm
To give one material a new expression with a different meaning and function creates excitement. With the look and a sound absorbing material, a combination of recycled textile, the eye will experience Soundwave Ando as a concrete block.
Soundwave® Botanic is designed by Spanish Mario Ruiz.
“I appreciate how the forest is everywhere in Scandinavia. The forest’s presence is so significant, that when I was commissioned to design a sound absorber that would be part of the Soundwave® project, I was inspired by tree branches. And this is what lies behind the final form: abstract and structural movements inspired by the natural vegetation”, says Mario Ruiz.
Creating Flo, Karim Rashid was inspired by sound waves and digital data. Rashid believs that people today live in a very digital world mentally. We need to catch up with experiental design in the physical world to create a balance.
Bits wall can be freely combined to create different pattern formations. Using a triangular shape not only produces an aesthetically attractive look, but also effectively breaks the sound waves, which makes a better acoustic environment.
Abstracta extend the Triline series with an acoustic wall panel employing the same basic triangular shape. Arrange the wall panels next to each other for a stylish relief pattern, and play around with the different colour expressions available.
Soundwave Geo is designed by the well-known furniture designer Ineke Hans. 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.
Soundwave Sky is designed by Marre Moerel who got the inspiration for the sound absorbing panel from the silhouette of cities, in particular that of New York, but the pattern can also be seen as an abstraction of nature. The panels have a regular, rectangular form. When placed horizontally a straight line is formed at the top which is then broken into slightly angled horizontal lines. The pattern reflects New Yorkﾒs grid of streets and can also be seen as an enormous mountain range from a birdﾒs eye view. Vertically the pattern is transformed into skyscrapers or primeval rock formations. The sound absorbing effect can be varied depending on how the panel is mounted. Vertically placed Sky reflects the sound back and forth. Horizontally place it instead absorbed the sound.
Soundwave Stripes is a sound absorbent designed by Richard Hutten. Huttenﾒs design of Stripes is characterized by flexibility; a flexibility that means that Soundwave Stripes can be combined in many different ways. This in turn means that each interior where Stripes is used can become unique. The diversity that Stripes offers thereby becomes a useful tool to create interesting and varied interiors.