As the London showroom plays host to a variety of events – from parties to industry workshops – the space has to perform acoustically. In order to fit a space with an effective acoustic treatment, you have to consider the range of frequencies that will be operating within it. Designed in collaboration with tp bennett director Michelle Wilkie and senior interior designer Ben Boxshall, the London showroom has a variety of noise activity that sits across the frequency spectrum – from bass heavy music, to the hum and chatter of conversation and collaborative work. As lower, bass frequencies have a longer wavelength than higher, vocal frequencies, every aspect of the material, shape, and installation of a treatment has to be considered to ensure it will be effective.
Tailored specifically to target and absorb noise across the frequency spectrum, Frontier™ Raft was the perfect acoustic solution – complementing the existing acoustic treatment and design of the showroom. Solid in appearance, yet hollow in the centre, Raft is a geometric, 3D, acoustic system designed to be suspended from the ceiling, or fixed to the wall.
Due to its modular nature, Raft can be ‘tuned’ to a space by adjusting the distance between the beams and the ceiling, allowing problem frequencies to be targeted and absorbed. Raft’s geometric shapes are designed with both aesthetics and acoustic performance in mind. Made from compressed, needle-punched, 100% polyester fibre, the hard outer shell absorbs higher frequencies, while the combination of the air within the hollow centre, and the three-dimensional form, effectively absorbs lower frequencies.