Excessive noise has a range of negative benefits that can distract. Materialised’s acoustic products are suitable for busy spaces irrespective of industry.
June 8th, 2021
In busy, high-traffic environments, sound levels can sometimes be difficult to control. As the boundaries between our daily environments continue to rapidly interweave into one another, poor noise control can have a major impact on our experiences of our spaces; the ways we interact within them; and ultimately, our daily moods and well-being.
A challenge faced by architects, designers and builders alike is to create spaces that are both fit-for-purpose and create enjoyment, all supported through superior acoustic performance. An important, yet sometimes underrated element of great design, acoustics can mitigate new levels of noise and ultimately, increase our satisfaction with any space.
Acoustic solutions come in many shapes, forms and can span across every type of space including concert halls, theatres, hotels, bars, restaurants, clubs, aged care facilities and offices. More than meets the eye, the right acoustics can limit varying levels of distractions, enable focus and quiet thinking, as well as creating a more relaxing and calm space.
For Australian-owned company, Materialised, proper acoustic management is of the utmost importance. Making a difference since 1980, the company is renowned for bringing innovative, high-performing furnishing textiles and wall coverings to the Australasian interior design industry. Experts in the hospitality, health, education and commercial sectors, Materialised’s extensive range of acoustic solutions is dedicated to creating exceptional experiences of everyday living without compromising the design integrity.
The Materialised Hush range, consisting of drapery and blind fabrics that offer both sheer and heavy drape solutions, cater for all spaces where noise is an issue. You’ll hardly believe the difference that these fabrics make to a room, achieving NRC results of 0.59 for drapery, approximately 0.60 for blinds and approximately 0.65 for reduction drapery depending on the finish, with these scores previously unavailable for modern architecture.
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In addition, Materialised’s Whisper products offer a tracking system comprising of 58 different profiles to accommodate wall, ceiling, art, pin and cloud. These are of great benefit to designers, enabling the use of graphics or patterns as an alternative to plain acoustic absorbers, making the space unique. The extensive range of profiles ensures a treatment that suits the overall feel and aesthetic of a space, doubling as both an acoustic treatment and a design flourish.
Perhaps their most innovative and concealed acoustic treatments, the Whisper range offered by Materialised are a group of products that are almost acoustics in hiding. Whisper comes in pieces of art, pinboards and wall and ceiling coverings. The Whisper treatments are simple yet effective, and can add a spark to any space, while keeping noise levels to a minimum.
Yachiyo Bistro, photography by Steve Woodburn (left) and ‘Go Wild’ WhisperArt
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