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Colour and texture in perspective: Celebrating the unique landscapes of New Zealand

In an outstanding first-time collaboration, Autex Acoustics partners with New Zealand designer Emma Hayes to combine high-performance acoustic solutions with inspired biophilic design.

Colour and texture in perspective: Celebrating the unique landscapes of New Zealand

Juliet Taylor


January 30th, 2024

New Zealand’s natural landscape is a spectacular tapestry of beauty. From breathtaking glaciers and rugged mountains to lush hills and sandy beaches, the colours and textures of New Zealand are among the most diverse in the world.

The fierce beauty and diversity of New Zealand is exactly what motivated renowned New Zealand designer Emma Hayes to collaborate with Autex Acoustics on the range of industry-leading acoustic solutions inspired by her local landscape. Each of the eight designs began as a hand-made work by Hayes, drawn from the paintings, drawings and mark-making she created in response to the surrounding natural scenery.

“This collaboration has been a great way to complement the strongest features of our products and pay homage to Autex Acoustics’ Kiwi connection through the natural environment,” says Regan Williams, Autex Acoustics’ national development manager.

Autex Acoustics has long championed the development of sustainable biophilic design with thoughtful aesthetics. Beautiful textiles meet beautiful acoustics in this collection which introduces an undeniable natural ambience into interior spaces.

Available on Cube™ and Quietspace™ Panel, for the finest possible colour reproduction each design is printed using low VOC, water-based U-V-cured inks. From the dark mysteries of Sediment Forest to the cheerful flow of Eos Blush, the essence of New Zealand’s natural landscape hums within each design.

Autex Acoustics and Emma Hayes collaboration

At the heart of the partnership between Autex Acoustics and Emma Hayes lies a commitment to sustainable product design. Both companies share a profound dedication to minimising their environmental footprint and go to great lengths to create eco-conscious designs, including achieving carbon neutrality for the entire collection. Their collective actions deliver a powerful legacy for the well-being of generations to come.

“We have been long inspired by Autex Acoustics, their innovation in product development and creating sustainable and ethical acoustic solutions,” says Hayes. “I’m impressed with Autex Acoustics’ ongoing commitment in both upcycling and recycling products in order to extend its circularity, along with their exploration of new materials and processes in this space.”

Autex Acoustics and Emma Hayes collaboration

Autex Acoustics made history as the first company in the acoustics industry to comprehensively address carbon across its entire product line and worldwide manufacturing operations, achieving carbon neutrality in 2022. Autex gained global recognition for its unwavering commitment to ethical transparency in offering a level of product accountability that remains unmatched.

Inspired by the vibrant tapestry of New Zealand’s natural landscapes, Emma Hayes has woven together a collection that is not only aesthetically captivating but also resonates with a deep sense of environmental responsibility. This creative fusion, empowered by Autex Acoustics’ state-of-the-art printing capabilities, offers a unique perspective on how design can exist in harmony with the planet’s well-being.

Explore the range now with Autex Acoustics.

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