Sounds of Silence

These acoustic solutions will silence even the noisiest offices

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A range of products proves that workspaces can look as good as they sound. Pictured: Philips Large Luminous Surfaces Soft Cells by Kvadrat (Courtesy Philips)
A range of products proves that workspaces can look as good as they sound. Pictured: Philips Large Luminous Surfaces Soft Cells by Kvadrat (Courtesy Philips)

Stuck in an office with noisy desk mates? Raging brainstorming sessions? Over-enthusiastic lunch meetings?

When sounds disturb your workflow, acoustic solutions can make all the difference. Designed to absorb noise and separate spaces (acoustically and sometimes spatially), this mix of office furniture will make the sounds from the conference room go from noisy to hushed.

BuzziSpace BuzziMood

(Courtesy BuzziSpace)

BuzziSpace BuzziMood

(Courtesy BuzziSpace)

BuzziMood
BuzziSpace

It’s alive! American designer Cory Gross collaborated with the Belgian furniture purveyor on a noise controlling green wall system that doesn’t have to be watered, ever. Clothed in reindeer moss, the wall panels naturally absorb sound and simultaneously assimilate water from the air.  Even better, you can mix and match seven different geometric shapes to create designs with two moss colors in a powder-coated metal frame, which can be painted any color under the sun.

Jetty Table Abstracta

(Courtesy Abstracta)

Jetty Table Abstracta

(Courtesy Abstracta)

Jetty Table
Abstracta

Tired of sharing spaces with noisy coworkers? Unlike like typical large tables whose hard tops actually amplify noise, Jetty features a tabletop made of several layers that soak up sounds. Unusually large, the table is available in two titanic lengths: eight and fifteen feet.

Island Wall System Rockfon

(Courtesy Rockfon)

Island Wall System Rockfon

(Courtesy Rockfon)

Island Wall System
Rockfon

Curtail noise in spacious spaces! Containing up to 41 percent recycled content, Rockfon’s stone wool wall panels absorb sound and diffuse light. The smooth surfaces actively reflect light and absorb sound in large, open spaces (e.g. lobbies, atriums, reception areas, etc.). Ideal for renovations and new projects alike, the panels can be installed in various sizes to make custom configurations.

Gazebo Nienkämper

(Courtesy Nienkämper)

Gazebo
Nienkämper

Ever wish you could work outside? Employees can seek refuge in Nienkämper’s indoor “gazebo.” Outfitted with biophilic acoustic wall panels and wooden ceiling slats, the enclosed space is perfect for private meetings or individual retreat.

Paravan Arper

(Marco Covi)

Paravan Arper

(Marco Covi)

Paravan
Arper

Last week at Orgatec in Cologne, Germany, Arper debuted the Paravan collection, a series of colorful modular partition walls. Creating a space for meetings, dining, and other purposes somewhere in between, the collection not only absorbs sound but defines space. Available in three curved and straight sizes, the panels can be arranged in endless configurations to foster privacy or collaboration.

Philips Large Luminous Surfaces Soft Cells by Kvadrat

(Courtesy Philips)

Philips Large Luminous Surfaces
Soft Cells by Kvadrat

Pairing Philips LEDS and Kvadrat textiles, these large surfaces control noise and provide ambient lighting. Comprising a multi-colored LED swathed in a textile panel, the system is available in standard as well as custom sizes and can be used individually or in groups. Outfitted with digital connectivity, Philips Luminous Textile Panels can be remotely controlled and managed by smart building systems.

Vee Q Design for Allermuir

(Courtesy Allermuir)

Vee
Q Design for Allermuir

Enclosed by a sound absorbing partition, this chair is an inviting place to work with built-in USB and electric ports, as well as under seat storage. Be it a traditional finance office with tufted chairs, or, perhaps, a slick technology start-up in a We Work-style open-office plan, Vee can fit in contemporary and traditional spaces alike. Allermuir offers a range of colored upholstery from the most sumptuous textile names, including Kvadrat and Maharam.

Slab LED Baffle Turf

(Courtesy Turf)

Slab LED Baffle
Turf

Made from 99 percent recycled felt, Turf’s LED lighting system actively absorbs sound. The slabs can be installed in a mix of both felt and LED-lit configurations, creating a landscape of sound absorbing ceiling tiles. Available in a range of warm and cool hues, the felt is accentuated by a pleasing heathered effect.

Accurate Lock Silent Pac

Reduce Disturbance from Door Noise. Dramatically.

Sponsored Product: Accurate Lock

SilentPac by Accurate is a suite of acoustically engineered door hardware designed to soften noise from opening and closing doors, ultimately resulting in more peaceful and quiet environments.

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