Ecophon has expanded its vertical acoustics offering with the launch of Akusto One, designed to reduce echoes, enhance speech clarity and improve acoustic performance.
Forming part of the Akusto family, this new addition of vertical independent sound absorbers is design-friendly and is available in a range of sizes, shapes and colours. Akusto One is easy to install, and the absorbers are ideal for creating spaces where both exceptional acoustics and aesthetics are required cost-effectively.
Good acoustics are a crucial component of any well-designed interior space, with commercial, educational or healthcare settings all commanding varying acoustic requirements.
The Akusto range – which is made up of Akusto Wall, Akusto Screen and now also Akusto One – is designed for flexible placement, making creative potential virtually limitless.
Akusto One panels are available in circular, rectangular and square-shaped panels of various sizes; all are 40mm in depth and are complemented by white or grey painted edges. Using these standard shapes in combination, innovative designs and patterns can be created on the wall, improving both the acoustics and the aesthetics of the space.
Depending on the environment in which the panels are being used, Akusto One can be produced in either a smooth, easily cleaned surface – with colours inspired by nature – or a fabric-textured finish that boasts a more colourful, and recently revised on-trend palette for expressive wall or screen solutions. For more challenging spaces such as sports facilities, impact-resistant wall panels are also available.
With the environment in mind, the panels are manufactured from 3rd generation high-density glass wool, with no added formaldehyde and a high recycled content, meeting the strictest indoor climate standards in the world. The wool also meets fire safety demands and has been tested and classified as non-combustible according to EN ISO 1182. Lightweight, yet very robust, the Akusto panels are easy to install using Ecophon’s innovative Connect One accessories, which ensure the panels are mounted perfectly. In addition, Akusto One is a frameless system available with three simple, easy installation methods that ensure both flexibility and precision.
Commenting on the launch of the Akusto One vertical sound absorbers, Will Jones, Marketing Manager at Ecophon, said, “In addition to the incredible design scope these panels offer, ease of installation is a real plus point to Akusto One. It really is as quick and easy to install as hanging a picture, making the specification of these creatively shaped panels an effective solution from a design, acoustic performance and cost perspective.
“Our well-known ceiling systems and free-hanging units are renowned as the perfect recipe for a good acoustic environment. Akusto One provides that natural complement – and with the new colours offered as part of the revised Akusto family, there really is no better vertical acoustics option.”