Artemide


The Acoustic Light

The strong need for an unpolluted environment is not only biological, but also social and psychological.

Artemide enters the world of environmental quality introducing a range of fittings combining optical and sound-absorbing performances.

A point of convergence of integrated performances aimed at improving the quality of micro and macro environments.

Michele De Lucchi: Ambrosia

Acoustically speaking Ambrosia can be compared to a trap for sound waves, as it operates within the frequency range that is most important for understanding human voice.

Sound waves pass through and are trapped in its honeycombed weaves, while being subject to multiple reverberations that reduce their intensity. Ideally the fitting should be installed approximately one meter above the user’s head. This allows the fitting to operate within a limited space, while achieving a soundproofing effect within that portion of space. For soundproofing of a larger area, installation of additional fittings is required.

The material used is moulded polyester fibre with a profile of variable density, in order to obtain significant sound performances within a broad range of frequencies.

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Mario Bellini: Night and Day

The material used for the luminous curtain shows very interesting acoustic features, perfectly enhanced by its particular operational procedures. The luminous urtain can be installed at some distance from a glass panel or a wall, while at the same time offering excellent sound absorbing features.

More specifically, the frequencies that are the most important for understanding language and, particularly, consonant articulation fall within a range of 1,000 to 4,000 Hz. In relation to this, as much as 40% of the sound waves entering the curtain are absorbed by it, while preventing any enhancement of sound reverberation in space. Its large size and its flexible installation requirements, no longer limited to an installation on glass, improve the efficacy of the product, while significantly increasing the acoustic performances of any space where the luminous curtain is installed.

Giacobone e Roj Progetto CMR: Eggboard

The shape of Eggboard reminds of egg cartons used by generations of musicians as soundproof material for the walls of their domestic practice rooms. While the shape is similar to the egg cartons’, the material used is much more durable and soundproofing.

The frequency range of this fitting is also much broader than the egg cartons’, as it is installed at a certain distance from the ceiling. Ideally the fitting should be installed approximately one meter above the user’s head. This allows the fitting to operate within a limited space, while achieving a soundproofing effect only in that portion of space. For soundproofing of a larger area, installation of additional fittings is required.

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