Biophilic design and dialogue between different productive knowledge are the main topics of the new sound-absorbing solutions by Caimi Brevetti made with Snowsound technology: Botanica (presented last year and now in production) and the new Pinna that will be launched at the Salone del Mobile 2019 (Hall 16, stand E31 -F30).
Scientific evidences have demonstrate the benefits of Biophilic design and the importance of plants and natural elements in the workplace.
Natural elements can also become the inspiration for new shapes, for evocative objects able to revitalize interior design while creating acoustic comfort in the environment.
Botanica, design by Mario Trimarchi.
Lush “branches” of sound-absorbing “leaves” make Botanica, the acoustic solution designed by Mario Trimarchi, we had already dedicated an article last year and now entered production after the engineering phase.
Both design product and art works that poetically evokes the distinctive elements of the plant transforming them into a solution with high acoustic performances.
Pinna, design by Studio A + B.
Pinna, designed by Studio A + B (Annalisa Dominoni Benedetto Quaquaro), as the name suggests, plunges us into the marine universe and also marks an important step in the research for transferring technology from other industry sectors.
It is a sound-absorbing structure that resembles the fin of a fish; it can be spread like a fan thanks to the use of a sound-absorbing fabric worked with pleated pleats. The sound-absorbing technology of the Snowsound Fiber fabrics blends with the textile processing from the fashion industry to offer new solutions.
Pinna is composed of a frame in painted tubular steel that forms the backbone of the product, a core in fibrous sound-absorbing material and a covering in Snowsound Fiber pleated absorbent fabric.
An elegant large three-dimensional fan that can be fixed to the wall and ceiling.
Flat, design by Alberto and Francesco Meda
This line of sound-absorbing panels, with its clear architectural footprint, is characterized by a clean, minimalist design. The front surface is flat, with a visually weightless appearance, most of its depth in the rear portion. Two different, irregular shapes come together to create innumerable arrangements, ranging from the purely geometric to bold, unexpected compositions. Thanks to its hinged supporting arm, FLAT can be tilted as if it were a weightless sheet of paper to achieve different and particularly sophisticated solutions.
Klitter, design by Felicia Arvid
It takes a design idea by Felicia Arvid, a prominent Danish designer, and engineers, develops and translates it into an industrial product. Caimi Brevetti discovered Arvid last year at the Salone Satellite.
Klitter is a line of sound-absorbing wall- mounted panels whose shape evokes the sensuous and feminine movement of sand dunes. This shape also inspired the name (Klitter, which means “dune” in Danish).
Putting several panels together gives life to seamless, three-dimensional walls, with a flexible, wavy appearance. The textural quality of the material making them up, with its bouclé finish, suggests the thousands of grains of sand of a dune.