At Artworks we're always investigating new materials and thinking about how we can use them to best effect. This isn't about novelty for novelty's sake though – a new material has to be capable of fulfilling the job and delivering for our clients.
One example is autex, an acoustic material that looks like felt and is very prominent in the market at the moment, due to its ability to control noise. We've developed a new method of cutting the material, which gives us a lot more control over it and widens its range of potential applications.
This came in very handy when we were asked to help fit out ThreeMobile's offices in Reading, together with Bristol-based Wylde interiors. Previously we'd worked on their premises in Maidenhead, but this was a new job and a fresh, bespoke approach was required.
The offices are spread over three floors, with an open-plan arrangement, so acoustics and noise damping were important considerations. We were looking to both break the area up into more enclosed spaces, and also dampen the noise.
We provided acoustic walls with intubated graphics, along with hanging waffles and other products, which were well suited to the working environment.Read more »