Logitech G Yeti Orb Is a Plug-and-Play LIGHTSYNC-Compatible Condenser Mic

Adorning your home office/PC gaming setup with Logitech’s lineup of LIGHTSYNC RGB products is an honorable goal on its own. But if you already own a LIGHTSYNC keyboard, mouse, headphones, and computer speakers (to be fair, I really love those G560s!), you’re probably dedicated to the bit by this point. Good news: it’s time to expand your RGB setup yet again. Even if you already have those aforementioned accessories — which work remarkably well together, producing quite the lightshow when synced with in-game visuals via the Logitech G Hub software — you’re still going to need a microphone for your desk. And that’s where Logitech’s newest array of LIGHTSYNC-equipped Yeti microphones comes in.

The Logitech G Yeti Orb — and, separately, the Yeti GX — are Logitech’s newest desktop mics, ditching the old Blue brand in favor of Logitech G. Both use cardioid pickup patterns, which is optimal for recording a single speaker, but the Orb is a condenser mic whereas the GX is a fancier dynamic mic, and the latter is a bit more expensive as a result. That said, it sounds like no matter which of the two you get, Logitech’s newest microphones are gorgeous thanks to their LIGHTSYNC RGB integration, and both are easy to install and set up thanks to their reliance on a single USB-C cable.

Designer: Logitech

The Yeti Orb condenser mic is the lower-priced of the two new Logitech mics, and… it’s quite cute. The rather small, orb-shaped microphone stands upright on its packed-in mini tripod, making it perfect to stick on top of a desk alongside a laptop. The mic design itself is cut in two by a matte ring, which features the RGB-backlit “G” letter candidly positioned on top. According to Logitech, this is a carbon neutral design, made with “a minimum of 74% certified post-consumer recycled plastic by weight.” Moreover, Logitech claims the packaging itself is sustainably sourced from FSC-certified forests.

Several reviews of the Yeti Orb condenser mic indicate the audio quality on it is notably clear for the price, with Tom’s Hardware calling out its budget-friendliness at an MSRP of $59.99. The software itself sounds easy to use, especially if you’re already familiar with Logitech G Hub. All you need to do is plug it in, and then you can get started customizing your lighting and audio preferences. It even comes with several voice presets through the integrated BLUE VO!CE mode, which gives you control over the Yeti Orb’s acoustic calibration — even allowing you to do silly things, like apply special effects to make your voice sound extra deep or ethereal.

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HOK to design futuristic Berkeley Space Center at NASA Park

Berkley Space Center

A team of master planners, including architecture studio HOK, has released plans for an office and research complex located within the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley designed to “expand the frontiers of knowledge”.

The project comprises 1.4 million square feet of office and research space and features University of California Berkley, developer SKS Partners, architecture studio HOK and landscape architecture studio Field Operations among its master planners.

Planned for a wedge-shaped plot of land at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Berkeley Space Center will include a number of low-rise buildings clad in glass as well as open space.

It will be adjacent to Moffett Federal Airfield and Hangar One, a massive dirigible hangar from the 1930s now owned by Google.

Silicon Valley research facility
HOK is among the master planners of a research facility in Silicon Valley

The glass-clad buildings on the site will be dedicated to research and retail, with some residential properties noted on the initial master plan.

At the centre of the complex will be a circular green space lined with a walkway covered with a perforated canopy, and a number of other green spaces have been planned for the site, according to the team.

“Berkeley Space Center would be designed from the ground up to foster a collaborative environment with the critical mass and infrastructure needed to expand the frontiers of knowledge and develop tomorrow’s defining technologies,” said the team.

It is located on the NASA’s Ames Research Campus

The centre would support research in aeronautics, computing and climate science.

The team said the construction of the facility itself also represents an occasion to explore innovation.

“[It’s] an opportunity to redefine how large-scale developments are designed, constructed and managed not just from the ground up, but from the underground up,” said the team.

“The grounds and the buildings would serve as a testbed to pioneer and advance novel low-carbon design and construction practices,” continued the co-planners.

HOK NASA campus
It will have several outdoor gathering places

Such practices include solar power, on-site stormwater retention, and investment in the site’s phytoremediation, a process by which the site’s landscape development will “heal groundwater aquifers”, according to the team.

Federal aeronautics research has been operated at the Ames site since the late 1930s, originally under the preview of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), and was absorbed into NASA after its creation in 1958.

HOK was founded in 1955 and has other high-profile Silicon Valley projects in the works including a campus for technology company Apple.

It recently unveiled its design for the Penn Station renovation in New York City, which HOK is designing together with PAU.

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This LEGO Snow Globe with the Lo-Fi Girl inside is Peak Holiday Wholesomeness!

It’s truly amazing what people can do with the right combination of LEGO bricks. From building Bugattis to functioning calendars, the bricks have an unmatched versatility, and just in time for the holidays, LEGO-builder BrickAbe came up with yet another perfect LEGO project – a functioning snow-globe! The cherry on the cake, however, is that this snow globe also features YouTube’s most well-known fictional character, the anime girl from the LoFi Girl YouTube channel, known for her endless streams of great downtempo music.

Designer: BrickAbe

The Lo-Fi Girl Snowglobe is an interactive mechanical toy that features elements of Christmas along with the popular LoFi girl character, seen writing in a notebook with headphones on, with a laptop and a lazy ginger cat becoming a standard fixture in the background. BrickAbe’s globe captures these elements beautifully, turning the album art into a full LEGO-based diorama with a ground and first floor. The first floor becomes LoFi girl’s study, while the ground floor transforms into a living room during Christmas season, complete with gifts, and a decked up Christmas tree that rotates when you crank the lever outside!

The entire construction is incredibly wholesome, capturing the Christmas spirit in a rather adorable way. The diorama sits on a red platform that comes with its own Yuletide motifs, including stockings and presents, while being covered with a clear bell jar that is capped off with a snowflake on top!

“My greatest escape with Lo-Fi Hip Hop comes around the holidays. I feel very relaxed sitting next to a glowing fireplace, under a warm blanket, with Lo-Fi music playing in the background,” BrickAbe mentioned. “The idea for the snow globe came from a drawing I made a while back for #lofigirlchristmas. You can see this drawing displayed right above the fireplace. I created a charming loft apartment inside, decorated with holiday joy and Lofi Girl references!”

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Dezeen Agenda features exclusive interview with Junya Ishigami

Japanese architect Junya Ishigami

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Agenda newsletter features an exclusive interview with Japanese architect Junya Ishigami in which he explains his unique approach to designing buildings. Subscribe to Dezeen Agenda now.

Speaking to Dezeen after last month’s In Focus: Radical Repair conference hosted by The World Around and Fondation Cartier, Ishigami discussed his unconventional approach to architectural design and emphasised the importance of creating architecture “from non-architecture things”.

“We get inspiration from the condition or the existing environment in each project,” he told Dezeen.

“For me, architecture is not just man-made, and also architecture should be one of the elements of the scenery,” he continued. “So the architecture itself is not important, but the importance is the relationship with the surroundings.”

Photo of engineer Jasper Mallinson wearing his invention, the Mecha-morphis CNC device
British student’s wearable CNC machine gives makers “superhuman” abilities

This week’s newsletter also featured a wearable CNC machine designed by product design engineer Jasper Mallinson, the completion of BIG’s first supertall skyscraper in New York and the unveiling of the winner of Dezeen and Samsung’s Re:Create Design Challenge.

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Five design projects completed by students at Arts University Bournemouth

Photograph showing lit shipping container in woodland area at night

Dezeen School Shows: an outdoor exhibition located in a shipping container is included in Dezeen’s latest school show by students at Arts University Bournemouth.

Also included is a new design for the exterior of medical vehicles aiming to reach underrepresented participants for medical trials and a series of temporary installations designed to engage visitors in an educational outdoor site.

Arts University Bournemouth

Institution: Arts University Bournemouth
School: Design and Architecture
Course: Interior Architecture and Design
Tutors: Monica Franchin, Michael Cavagin, Emily Manns, Ed Ward and Jamie Yeates

School statement:

“Live briefs play a crucial role in the delivery of the Interior Architecture and Design undergraduate course at Arts University Bournemouth – there are many benefits that all the parties involved will receive from these collaborations.

“IAD live briefs offer students the opportunity to work on actual projects for real clients or organisations.

“This practical experience helps students bridge the gap between academic learning and the professional world, they get to apply their theoretical knowledge to solve genuine design challenges on a relatively manageable and small scale.

“Working on live briefs allows our students to develop a range of professional skills including communication, project management, teamwork, client interaction and problem-solving.

“These skills are invaluable for their understanding of the wider field of interior architecture and design.

“The projects completed during live briefs will be included in the student’s portfolio, showcasing their practical skills to potential employers and their enthusiasm for the subject – this can lead to higher engagement and a deeper commitment to their studies.

“Live briefs involve interaction with real clients, design firms or industry professionals, which is instrumental for students to establish connections in the sector and gain a deeper understanding of the industry’s standards and practices.

“At AUB, live briefs bring the real-world context into the classroom, where students learn to consider factors such as client preferences, budgets and site-specific requirements, which are essential in students’ development – they also receive feedback from real clients or industry experts.

“Projects cover a wide range of design projects, from art collaboration to briefs centred around the NHS.

“This diversity exposes students to various design challenges and styles, preparing them for a broader spectrum of career opportunities.

“Our live briefs have sustainability and ethical considerations at their core, allowing students to be exposed to contemporary concerns in the industry, preparing them to address environmental and social issues through their designs.

“Live briefs can be highly motivating for students, as they see the immediate practical relevance of their coursework, which can lead to higher engagement and a deeper commitment to their studies.

“Our live briefs are integral to the Interior Architecture and Design undergraduate course at Arts University Bournemouth as they enhance students’ learning experiences, provide practical skills and help them transition into the professional world with a well-rounded portfolio and industry connections.

“These real-world projects not only enrich the curriculum but also prepare students for a successful career in the sector.”

Visualisations of brightly-coloured information/display boards outside a hospital

Royal Bournemouth Hospital BEACH Building by Julia Binnon, Raquel Di Cori and Dahnya Sandhu

“Staff and students from Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) and University Hospitals Dorset (UHD) have come together to celebrate collaborative design work created to support the build of major new hospital care facilities at Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

“Together with its contractor for transformation, Integrated Health Projects (IHP) – an alliance between VINCI Construction UK and civil engineering company Sir Robert McAlpine – UHD welcomed a team of university students to the hospital site to thank them for design work promoting the benefits of the hospital’s new BEACH (Births, Emergency care, Critical care and child Health) building and wider transformation programme.

“As part of a new collaborative partnership between the University and hospital, AUB’s BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design students were invited to contribute to the £250m transformation project, which will see more than 23,000 meters square of complex hospital development over six storeys at the Castle Lane site.

“AUB students Julia Binnon, Raquel Di Cori and Dahnya Sandhu are the team behind 130-metre-long, eye-catching new information panels surrounding the BEACH building.

“Completing in late 2024, the new building will offer Dorset residents a brand-new maternity unit, children’s unit, enhanced emergency department and 30-bed critical care unit.”

Students: Julia Binnon, Raquel Di Cori and Dahnya Sandhu
Tutors: Monica Franchin and Jamie Yeates

Board showing wall murals in hospital

Think Big by Andrea Dall’Orto, Harry Powell, Isabella Williams, Samantha Day and Caroline Millard

“A partnership project between Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) and Dorset’s Integrated Care System (ICS) Our Dorset, has been shortlisted for a national healthcare award.

“AUB has been working with Our Dorset on a joint project to develop their Think Big initiative, which has seen first year BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design students working with local authority partners including BCP Council, Dorset Council, NHS University Hospitals Dorset and Public Health Dorset to support the design of a new Outpatients Assessment Clinic in Poole.

“Our Dorset staff have also been delivering lectures to AUB students, with the aim of helping them to understand the health and social care needs of the region, while the university students have been tasked with helping the ICS to consider and develop ideas around designing and delivering community care services across the region.

“Monica Fanchin, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design Course Leader, said: ‘In this collaborative project, the Interior Architecture and Design course at Arts University Bournemouth had the opportunity to teach and promote the civic responsibility, foster empathy toward the users, putting the users, both patients and staff, at the centre of the design process.’

“‘Inclusivity was a major focus of the design – with the group designing Pala, a character representative of the community.’

“‘Pala was created with the intention to embody the spirit of the local people and reflect the innovative approach of the new outpatient assessment clinic, signalling an uplifting transformation.’

“‘Pala means guardian in Sanskrit, a meaning the group felt embodied the role of the NHS.'”

Students: Andrea Dall’Orto, Harry Powell, Isabella Williams, Samantha Day and Caroline Millard
Tutors: Monica Franchin and Jamie Yeates

A series of illustrations showing a medical testing van decorated with purple, green and blue shapes.

NHIR Health Bus by Lenya Hulford-Greig, Thomas Roberts, Annika Shaill and Lucas Thompson-McClure

“IAD students had a unique and exciting opportunity to influence the look and feel of a new bus for use by the NIHR Wessex CRN – the resulting design wraps around the sides of the vehicle and aims to encourage participation in medical trials.

“These vehicles will take clinical health and care studies out into the community, rather than asking people to travel to hospital/clinical settings.

“Every year, NIHR runs a series of clinical trials in the Wessex region aiming to test new medications, treatments and interventions to enable healthcare professionals to develop new ways of helping patients and promote public health.

“Each study is unique – some require healthy volunteers, others recruit people with specific medical conditions, some are aimed at adults, others at children and babies or the elderly.

“The primary function of the buses is to deliver research trials at convenient locations to specific communities.

“These might be populations harder to reach because of their geographical location eg. the Isle of Wight, rural Dorset and coastal communities a long way from our city centres.

“A secondary function will be to enable outreach by parking up at events and festivals to help promote the #BePartofResearch campaign.

“Therefore, the design needs to be as appealing as possible across all age groups and demographics.”

Students: Lenya Hulford-Greig, Thomas Roberts, Annika Shaill and Lucas Thompson-McClure
Tutors: Monica Franchin, Jamie Yeates and Emily Manns

Visualisation showing a curved building in a woodland area

Inside Out Dorset by Molly Gransbury, Ella Taylor and Julia Kabior

“BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design have been collaborating with Activate Dorset for a third year and the students have created a series of site-specific speculative installations that define an innovative temporary engagement experience across the landscape of Wild Woodbury, Re-Wilding nature reserve.

“Students have responded to the broader themes of ecologies, the climate emergency, interaction and engagement.

“Alongside the interaction and understanding of the site of Wild Woodbury, the students have used material growing/making, printmaking, virtual reality, visual programming and architectural filmmaking to communicate their projects.”

Students: Molly Gransbury, Ella Taylor and Julia Kabior
Course: BA(Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
Tutors: Jamie Yeates and Ed Ward

Photograph showing lit shipping container in woodland area at night

Future Forest by Tom Pritchard and Grace Reeves

“Future Forest is a collaborative project from Arts University Bournemouth that brings together students from BA (Hons) Graphic Design and BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design courses, along with AUB staff and university coder-in-residence Ashley James Brown.

“As part of the curriculum, graphic design students were required to design an ethical and annotated response to the forest context that enhances the experience for visitors at Moors Valley Country Park as they visit Luke Jerram’s ‘Gaia’ installation.

“The work, which can be explored here, covers ideas from augmented reality eco-poetry trails to interactive concepts based on the ‘Wood Wide Web’, which explores how trees communicate, to more practical ideas that address physical wayfinding and concepts that draw upon Greek mythology and use gamification to connect people to nature.

“In addition, Interior Architecture and Design students explored themes of ecology and sustainability within the period of the anthropocene, subsequently developing speculative, temporary engagement experiences across the landscape of Moors Valley.

“Varying in scale and scope, the outcomes embed aesthetic and functional qualities, exploring a multitude of fabrication methods and encapsulating theoretical concepts of novel materiality.

“The student work is exhibited across eight tiny screens and is displayed in a metal shipping container with embedded polycarbonate cubes derived from fractal forms found within crystal structures.

“The exhibition, created by Edward Ward, senior lecturer in Interior Architecture and Design, was developed in collaboration with student Tom Pritchard.”

Students: Tom Pritchard and Grace Reeves
Course: BA(Hons) Interior Architecture and Design and BA(Hons) Graphic Design
Tutors: Ed Ward and Alice Stevens

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Kinky Kashayam creates portable black cat radar to explore superstitious beliefs

A person holding a red device with a cat in corner

New York City and Toronto-based design studio Kinky Kashayam has created a conceptual, hand-held radar that generates black cats in order to “protect one’s luck”.

Kinky Kashayam founders Shashwath Santosh and Nithin Eluvathingal designed the Portable Black Cat Radar (BCR) to explore belief systems through the use of “gadgets”.

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Kinky Kashayam has created a speculative hand-held device that generates fictional black cats

The navigation device generates fictional black cats in order for the user to dodge them at will.

“The Portable Black Cat Radar is part of an ongoing series where we interrogate Machines that Respond to Superstitions,” said the team. “Our inspiration for the BCR dawns from cultural folklore that crossing the path of a black cat will bring calculated misfortune.”

red hand held device similar to gameboy
The device explores relationships towards belief systems

“We delved into Southern-Indian belief systems using design and technology as a medium for questioning and chose to speak the language of consumer electronics to ask those questions. (It) pushes you to wonder about a world where we might track real black cats for the sake of upholding our superstitious beliefs.”

“We wondered – if only there were a machine that could show you all the black cats in your vicinity, so you could avoid crossing their paths and protect your luck.”

The BCR features a red, winged body made from a custom-printed circuit board made out of copper that is sandwiched between acrylic plates.

red hand held device similar to gameboy with eyes background
It is made of a circuit board sandwiched between acrylic panels

Knobs, dials and switches are distributed along its length.

A central screen displays the user at its centre, framed by geo coordinates, a “risk level” bar, and a map scale. Fictional black cats appear as small targets that users can avoid or approach.

A screen with GPS coordinates
The project explores South-Indian superstitions

A matching red cord runs out of one side to attach to a battery pack when the power runs low.

“We designed, engineered, developed the software and manufactured the device,” Santosh told Dezeen. “It currently uses a GPS, gyroscope and magnetometer to gauge your position in the world–just like our phones would do. Technology-wise, we like to explain it as somewhere in between Google Maps and Pokemon Go.”

“We basically built all the software all from scratch using open source programs similar to how retro Game Boy or arcade games devices used to be made.”

Santosh and Eluvathingal plan to produce the BCR gadget in low volume, where it will be available on their social channels.

Black cat radar
Generative targets lead away or towards black cats, in order to protect the user’s luck

“What would industrial design look like if it grew within and amongst the belief systems of the part of the world we are from?”

Kinky Kashayam is a design and art studio focused on “the worlds of history, sciences, technology, socio-economics, critical fiction and humour”, influenced by the founders’ heritage. It was founded in 2020 with works displayed in Delhi and beyond.

Other conceptual projects include designer Kuang-Yi Ku’s synthetic organs meant to replace animal products found in traditional Chinese medicine.

Photography is courtesy Kinky Kashayam.

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Floating architecture designs to light up Copenhagen, Maldives

Water-based architecture is not about boats, yachts, or ships, or at least not just about them. We’re seeing some designers experiment with bringing all kinds of floating structures that residents and tourists can enjoy while basking in breathtaking views. A Copenhagen-based studio is teaming up with the local municipality to bring these unique concepts to life and show different possibilities for this kind of architecture.

Designer: MAST

The first of three projects is a floating sauna and harbor bath where up to fifteen people will be able to have a relaxing time while looking at an aquatic view. They can even plunge directly into the harbor bath after sweating it up in the sauna. It uses eco-friendly materials like cross-laminated timber and wood fiber insulation. This floating sauna is also “portable” in a sense that it can be moved to different locations through a towboat. There is also a small changing room as well as storage facilities and a wooden deck with access to the harbor bath.

The Harbour Cliff is the first free-floating open bouldering gym in the world where visitors can swim to it and then try the different climbing routes within the structure. There are three slightly inverted ledges to do the different challenges, including a 14.8 foot climb where you need to do a particularly hard jump to be able to reach the final spot. It looks like something straight out of an alien invasion movie and I keep expecting a monster to emerge from the structure.

Lastly, if you don’t want to sweat it out in the sauna or do bouldering, you can head over to the Maldives to visit a floating villa. These villas are anchored in protected lagoon areas and have two bedrooms, bathrooms, a loving room, and even a courtyard garden and a roof terrace. As part of their eco-friendly design, they use solar cells, battery packs, on-board sewage treatment and watermakers.

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Ergonomically Designed Dining Chair Is All Set To Transform Your Dinner Table Seating Experience

We often underestimate the importance of a great chair. When in reality, we really shouldn’t. We spend the majority of our day sitting on chairs, whether we’re working in our home office, enjoying a meal, or simply sitting and reading a book for leisure! Hence, this piece of furniture needs to be not only comfortable but ergonomic and aesthetic as well. An excellent chair design is not only a boon to your back and helps you maintain a healthy posture, but is also super comfy to sink into and will perfectly match the interiors of your modern home. And, this is also applicable to dining chairs, which are often ignored when it comes to ergonomics. A well-designed and ergonomic dining chair to consider would be – the Noho Move dining chair.

Designer: Formway for Noho

Design studio Formway teamed up with the brand Noho to create the ergonomically sound dining chair called the Noho Move. Both the New Zealand-based brands collaborated to create a chair that can support and facilitate hours of sitting. “Our brief was to bring ergonomic performance to the dining room — that isn’t really something anyone has done before,” said Formway design lead Paul Stevenson.

The studio Formway has previously designed office chairs for Knoll, hence they were well-versed in designing ergonomic chairs. They also researched how humans can sit for hours at the dining table, to finally create the Noho Move which is an excellent seating option not only for eating but also for work and leisure. The chair is designed to support a wide range of movements such as stretching, fidgeting, and shifting. When you sit on the chair, and comfortably lean back, the back of the Noho Move flexes with you, and when you incline or move ahead to speak to someone, it tilts forward with you.

The chair is built using a recycled nylon shell which is quite flexible, so it moves with the body. The open weave structure of the chair regulates body temperature, creating a comfortable seating experience for sitters. It is available in two color options – Ironsand Black and Cloud White, with the choice to opt for interchangeable upholstery toppers that are made from sustainably sourced New Zealand wool.

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Full Spectrum collection by Carnegie Fabrics

Full Spectrum collection by Carnegie Fabrics

Dezeen Showroom: American brand Carnegie Fabrics brought some of its leading high-performance fabrics together and added new colours under the banner of the Full Spectrum collection.

New options in its cutting-edge Biobased Xorel line – made from rapidly renewable sugarcane – feature in the Full Spectrum collection, designed to mix and match in high-traffic environments where durability and ease of cleaning are important factors.

Full Spectrum collection by Carnegie Fabrics
The Full Spectrum collection includes Nebula, a new pattern in the Biobased Xorel line

The new colours include 10 in a new subtle herringbone pattern named Ion and six in a pattern called Nebula, which features irregular lines and dashes reminiscent of gestural mark-making.

With a reduced carbon footprint compared to fossil fuel-derived products, the Biobased Xorel fabrics can be used for upholstery but also for panels and wallcoverings, and boast a recently improved hand feel created by new knitting methods.

Full Spectrum collection by Carnegie Fabrics
Another addition is Precision, a range of colourful coated fabrics

The Full Spectrum collection also introduces Precision, a range of 29 solid hues that are finished with a silicone top layer for the highest level of scratch and tear resistance.

This fabric is approved for hospital-grade cleaners and is inherently antimicrobial, while also being low in VOCS and free of PVC plastic and toxic PFAS chemicals.

Product: Full Spectrum
Brand: Carnegie Fabrics
Contact: egrey@carnegiefabrics.com

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Six acoustic products that control noise levels in busy interiors

Abstracta x Wall of Art acoustic art prints by Abstracta

Dezeen Showroom: a collection of acoustic panels disguised as wall decor is among the most recent acoustic products to be featured on Dezeen Showroom.

Also included in the selection is a solo work booth by Room, a dish-shaped acoustic ceiling panel by Woven Image and a desk with a noise-dampening screen by Pedrali.

Products that help control noise levels contain or are covered in compressed fibres, for example, felt, wool or foam, which absorb sounds and create quieter and thus calmer interior spaces.

In the interest of sustainability, felt used in acoustic treatments is increasingly made from recycled PET plastic and wool continues to be a popular material due to its natural, renewable origins.

Acoustic products and furnishings are usually used in offices and mixed-use spaces that function partially as workplaces but are also specified in education, healthcare and hospitality environments.

Read on to see the most recent acoustic products listed on Dezeen Showroom from a range of internationally renowned brands, companies and manufacturers:

Buddyhub desk by Busetti Garuti Redaelli for Pedrali

Buddyhub desk by Busetti Garuti Redaelli for Pedrali

Italian brand Pedrali collaborated with design studio Busetti Garuti Redaelli on an enclosed desk with an integrated screen on three sides that promotes both privacy and quietness.

The Buddyhub desk comes in a range of colours with a selection of optional accessories and can be positioned at both seated or standing heights.

Find out more about Buddyhub ›

Pale pink OmniRoom setup on grey backdrop

OmniRoom room-in-room system by Mute

Office furniture company Mute created a modular system of rooms designed by architects that help to create functional zones in open-plan workspaces.

The OmniRoom room-in-room system comes in modules with various functions including meeting rooms, offices and breakout lounges, which are all noise-regulated by acoustic systems.

Find out more about OmniRoom ›

Four Parthos acoustic columns by Narbutas

Parthos acoustic column by Narbutas

Workplace furnishing brand Narbutas has created a tubular item of furniture that helps dampen noise in offices as well as perform other decorative and storage-related purposes.

The Parthos acoustic column comes in a selection of 12 different colours and three different heights.

Find out more about Parthos ›

The Phone Booth by Room

The Phone Booth acoustic pod by Room

Office pod brand Room designed a single-person work booth that provides a small, quiet zone for solo work and calls.

The Phone Booth is encased in three sound-absorbing layers – MDF, PET felt and natural wool – that combine to reduce noise levels by 30 decibels, according to Room.

Find out more about The Phone Booth ›

Photo of white square Fuji acoustic ceiling tiles suspended above a square dining table

Fuji acoustic ceiling tiles by Woven Image

Australian brand Woven Image looked to historical design periods Art Deco and Japonisme to inform the design of their Fuji acoustic ceiling tiles.

The tiles are intended to be mounted to the ceiling to help control noise levels and can be configured into various patterns.

Find out more about Fuji ›

Abstracta x Wall of Art acoustic art prints by Abstracta

Abstracta x Wall of Art acoustic art prints by Abstracta

Swedish brand Abstracta worked with wall decor platform Wall of Art on a series of wall art that have a second function as acoustic panels.

The prints in the Abstracta x Wall of Art collaboration have a backing made from sound-dampening fabric, providing noise control.

Find out more about Abstracta x Wall of Art ›

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