2018 - 2019
Product design for Offecct, a leading Swedish manufacturer of design furniture for the consumer market as well as offices and public spaces worldwide.
Soundsticks offer a novel way to divide space while reducing ambient noise in public spaces or open plan workspaces. Available in linear, radial, and clustered configurations, Soundsticks are a modular ceiling-mounted solution that can be hung at any height to complement seating areas or tables of variable heights. The linear and radial configurations are suspended from extruded aluminum tracks which can be combined in many different ways to create "rooms within rooms" thereby offering maximum planning flexibility for architects or interior designers. Collaborative meeting spaces, waiting areas, or private work-study spots are just some of the spaces that can easily be created with Soundsticks.
Each stick consists of upcycled material left over from Offecct's furniture production, making Soundsticks an exceptionally sustainable and 'wasteless' product. The structure consists of paperboard tubes − left over from upholstery fabric rolls − which are wrapped in sound-absorbing acoustic felt made of reclaimed textile scraps. The fabric covers are made from upholstery scraps which are collected during Offecct's upholstery production, resulting in a random palette of colours but can also be customized as needed with customer-specified fabrics. End caps are in molded in recycled polypropylene and are completely reusable and recyclable. As no glue is required for assembly, Soundsticks can be completely recovered in Offecct's LifeCircle program.