OFFECCT + Ineke Hans = decorative geometry
OFFECCT was among the first companies to launch sound-absorbing wall panels. With Soundwave Geo by the well-known furniture designer Ineke Hans, the company adds to its collection of acoustic panels.
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.
“People have always wanted to decorate their walls – everywhere and in every era,” she says. “But we designers have a tendency to pare away the decorative aspect. I wanted to combine OFFECCT’s sound panels made of felt with a geometric pattern that is decorative but can also function on the large scale with many panels in rows without looking too cluttered. Quite simply, a combination of tradition and modern design.”
Today’s construction methods and the increased use of modern transport and communications have led to a growing demand for sound-absorbing materials. Early on, OFFECCT perceived the need for aesthetic acoustic panels that can help to create a pleasant indoor acoustic environment. This is the first time Hans has worked on such a project.
Ineke Hans has continually developed her own collection of furniture and decorative objects but in recent years has also begun cooperating with companies around the world such as OFFECCT, Swarovski and Cappellini.