The innovative Aircone is based on the successful Airflake, a sound-absorbent partition with a snowflake-inspired design, which was the first product designed by Stefan Borselius in collaboration with Abstracta in 2006. Unlike Airflake, Aircone forms a different pattern as it has a larger design based purely on straight lines. "Aircone creates a more structured pattern, giving the product a slightly calmer, yet still playful, impression, which enables it to fill a different niche in the market,” explains the designer Stefan Borselius.
The modules are assembled together using small plastic clips, and each module is angled and has a tapered shape. The pattern formed by combining several modules can be varied in a virtually infinite number of ways. Suspended one after the other, the lines point in three different directions and shadows clearly emerge on the different surfaces. If every other module is turned to face the other way, for ex- ample, this creates a strong impression of depth.
If the modules are hung with a gap between every other one, the intermediate spaces (trian- gles) become more pronounced. The angles diffuse sound waves, and the product thus helps create a better sound environment.
Aircone is made from compression-moulded fabric-covered fibre felt and is available in a range of colours. It can be hung from the ceiling or against the wall on an aluminium rail.
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