Whenever I'm in really loud buildings I think about what I would do to help absorb the sound. I've seen a few interesting solutions in the past, but I have to say these modular tiles are by far the best to date.
The Swedish design studio Form Us With Love has come up with a great new product called Hexagon that deals with design, color, sound and sustainability all in one. They presented Hexagon at the Stockholm Design Convention this past year and it was a big success.
Hexagon panels consist of modular pieces of colorful "wood wool" that comes from the company Träullit in Sweden. "Wood Wool" is a mixture of wood slivers, water and cement. The result is a material that is environmentally friendly, water resistant, and sound absorbent.
The hexagonal tiles come in a range of colors which allows for individual creative murals to be made. I love the multiple functionality of this product. Although it's not available yet, I hope to see it installed in some establishments that can use a little help with sound balancing once it's been released.
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