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The great paradox of office acoustics

Office acoustics are now a business-critical issue. With hybrid working culture becoming more and more common, workplaces need to feel more comfortable than ever before.

The great paradox of office acoustics

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Good, quality design is one of the few solutions to the challenge of flexible working arrangements. The office needs to adapt into a home away from home – a flexible space which delivers the best of both worlds. Home comforts, quiet spaces and break out rooms along with collaborative spaces and creative stimuli are more necessary than ever. Seamless functionality is crucial, which is why design-driven acoustic solutions hold the key to the enduring office of the future.

Zen embossed panel in colour 468

Adjusting to the long-term effects of the pandemic means accepting that it is more important than ever to make employees feel at home in the office. The upshot is that the office must now provide people with flexible spaces which will skilfully support both individual and collaborative work. The need for peace and privacy must be recognised equally with the need for shared, creative spaces.

The greatest paradox of office acoustics is that the very things which cause the most distractions are also the things which often stimulate our creativity. Namely, co-workers, conversation, and even our devices themselves. So, how to balance the competing demands of such a paradox? Woven Image has the answers.

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Acoustic design needs to adapt with the contemporary workplace. This process has already begun with the development of fascinating new office acoustic systems designed to provide task-oriented acoustic support. Acoustic wall panels, workstation screens and tiles are all part of the forward momentum towards creating unique spaces tailored to the specific requirements of the office.

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Woven Image’s acoustic ceiling products such as the Array baffles and Fuji tiles have been developed to address the concerns of the 21st century workplace. Designed to provide peace, quiet and focus, sound absorbing products such as these are a natural productivity booster in both private and collaborative zones. Precision cut acoustic panels such as EchoPanel Longitude and embossed acoustic panels such as Zen, Pico and Gem further this end by providing flexible spaces which provide comforting aesthetic value as well as high-performance functionality.

Array 12mm in colours 580, 349 and 579

People will inevitably work better when they are comfortable. Now that the office has to compete with the home landscape for such levels of comfort, workplace design is more important than ever. Woven Image presents a clear message: intelligent acoustic design is the way forward.

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