Benjamin Hubert of experience design agency Layer has designed Scale, a super flexible, modular acoustic partition system for Asia Pacific textile design and interior finishes company, Woven Image. Scale has been three years in development, and the rigorous design process involved 15 prototyping stages to develop the robust solution. High performance sustainability. Sustainability is about more than recyclability. Scale is not only produced from sustainable materials but the system can adapt to the needs of a commercial interior over time. For example a workplace growing and shrinking, with flexible work and break-out areas as teams are created and dissolved or a hotel that has mixed use public spaces with a variety of needs. The innate product adaptability therefore extends the product’s lifespan and decreases its carbon footprint.
The environmentally sustainable system comprises pressed recycled hemp tiles, available in a range of colours, which clip onto an injection-moulded ABS framework mounted on aluminium base plates. Intuitive mechanical fixings have been developed for ease of both assembly and disassembly.
INTUITIVE INSTALLATION. Scale is a stand-alone system and, unlike existing acoustic partition systems, it is an intuitive out-of-the-box solution that requires no installation expertise, tools to assemble, or integration with the build architecture. The framework intuitively clips together using a polymer bolt system, and the tiles clip simply to the framework using magnetic fixings. In response to the growing trend of flexible workspaces, the structure is simple to modify and tiles are easily interchangeable.
IN DETAIL: Pressed recycled hemp acoustic tile. / Injection Moulded Recyclable ABS / Recycled Aluminium stand / Each module: H 330mm x W 330mm x D 50mm.