The trend toward open work spaces, open lobbies and open restaurants means fewer barriers for noise. And while the open concept isn’t going anywhere, the noise is. Without barriers, sound travels across spaces and reverberates off surfaces until it loses all its energy, creating a disruptive environment.
To address this need, Beaufurn introduces Accusta, a contemporary collection of sound absorbing, acoustic panels designed to mitigate noise in contract, hospitality, entertainment and institutional environments.
“The noise issue is a common complaint we hear from designers,” says Beaufurn president Bill Bongaerts. “They love working in an unrestricted environment, but that freedom poses its own challenges, especially in work settings.”
The Italian-designed, flat and pyramid-shaped panels combine acoustic improvement with aesthetics. Created to relieve excessive reverberation, Accusta comes as wall or ceiling panels in seven different colours (or COM) that can be installed vertically, horizontally or diagonally to achieve modern or classic patterns. The result is a selection of panels that not only reduce noise, but also enhance the visual experience.
Accusta panels boast certified sound absorption and tests show that they also significantly improve architectural acoustics. Their perforated surface allows sound waves to travel into the core, being absorbed. The three-dimensional section of the acoustic panel prevents the sound waves from bouncing straight back, avoiding echoes.
The space-efficient, 17-by-17-inch panels are created with molded, medium density polyester felt and covered with a colored polyester fabric. The material is sound absorbent, fire resistant, lightweight, durable and 100 per cent recyclable. Panels are mounted on the wall or ceiling with a patented hidden bracket using small nails, eliminating the need for drilling.
ALL ABOUT BEAUFURN
Beaufurn designs and manufacturers professional grade, contemporary and transitional furnishings for the hospitality, contract and entertainment markets. Since 1998, restaurants, hotels and commercial institutions around the world have trusted Beaufurn to create innovative environments that bring aesthetic, functional and durable value to the spaces they occupy. Based in Advance, N.C., the company’s client list includes the Cheesecake Factory, MGM, Nordstrom, Carrabba’s and Marriott.
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