Acoustic design is essential in crowded spaces such as offices, universities and restaurants. In workplaces, the buzz and noise generated by devices can affect verbal communication and hinder routine activities. Surrounding noises also may be perceived by employees as intrusive: focusing and performing tasks regularly without distraction under such conditions can be very challenging.
Whereas in offices, good acoustics help reduce mental fatigue and improve communication among colleagues, in universities, efficient acoustic design helps create an optimal learning environment for students. Excessive noise can distract students and undermine their ability to concentrate and learn. In addition, a noisy environment can cause stress and fatigue, making it difficult to maintain concentration.
Even in public places such as restaurants and cafés, proper acoustic design contributes to a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. Crackling and excessive noise make conversation difficult and affect the customer experience.
Acoustic comfort can be achieved by using sound-absorbing materials, such as fabrics, panels and carpeting, and by designing spaces to reduce sound reflection. Wekendo has been adhering to the so-called acoustic revolution for years, including in its catalog furniture complements such as sound-absorbing panels for offices, restaurants and places of learning that provide sound insulation and privacy. These are solutions that blend seamlessly with the architecture and context thanks to attractive designs and modern lines but at the same time ensure perfect sound control.
Wekendo offers design solutions for acoustic comfort by collaborating with leading companies in the field such as Caimi Brevetti Snowsound division, Kvadrat Clouds and Soft Cells.