The iconic Italian lighting manufacturer Artemide has a solution for loud work environments. Their Acoustic Light series effectively lowers noise level in open-plan offices, making work more stress-free.
Everywhere people are tinkering with the offices of the future, trying to adapt them to a working culture which is undergoing radical change. The fact that traditional structures are being broken down is reflected in open, modern spaces. Open-plan offices and creative co-working spaces are intended to create an ambience that promotes communication and acts as a breeding ground for creativity and inspiration. Unfortunately, reality all too often shows that the resulting high noise levels make concentrated work difficult and even cause stress. The most diverse approaches to solving this dilemma have been devised, including privacy panels or acoustic dividing walls and curtains.
But what if people wish to stay within sight of one another and retain the openness of the room? And what if beautiful industrial architecture must not be destroyed by acoustic ceilings? With The Acoustic Light, its newly developed lighting series, the Italian manufacturer Artemide offers solutions that are convincing not only in terms of lighting design but also of aesthetics and acoustics.
The Eggboard Matrix pendant lamp is made of sound-absorbing recycled polyester and eliminates the need for an acoustic ceiling. In the open offices of Living WorkPlace Berlin (top), lighting systems define the space according to the situation, including the floating Eggboard Matrix pendant lamp.
Its multi-functional acoustic lighting now combines excellent design and maximum illumination comfort with sound absorption – thus combining three main planning requirements for open co-working, conference and office spaces. The Acoustic Light series includes three luminaires that all carry the Artemide seal of quality for refined design and excellent illumination.
The appealing design by Giovanni Giacobone and Massimo Roj consists of sound-absorbing elements which are specially designed for the frequencies of the human voice. The lamp floats elegantly above the workplace, making the conventional acoustic ceiling superfluous. Equipped with highly efficient LEDs, the individual lamps can be simply rotated to illuminate a single or double desk. The Eggboard family of lamps was recently extended by the vertical pendant lamp Eggboard Baffle and the Eggboard Wall/ Ceiling with oblique light for wall and ceiling installation. All the products are available in white, green or grey (other colours on request) and also as pure acoustic panels without light.