Key facts

Product:
Light & Acoustic Sail
Family:
Light & Acoustic Sail
Manufacturer:
Koch Membranen >
Architonic ID:
1435928
Country:
Germany
Manufacturer groups :
Sound a...-Sound absorbing suspended panels >
Sound abs...-Sound absorbing fabric systems >
Groups:
Sound a...-Sound absorbing suspended panels >
Sound abs...-Sound absorbing fabric systems >

Product description

Our lightweight light and acoustic sails (weight < 1kg/m2) offer a simple, yet versatile solution to create pleasant acoustics in the room. Designed with a slender frame system and boasting a covering made of Artex® light and acoustic fabric, the sail is certain to become the distinguishing element in the room – as a lightweight, planar sound absorber that covers the walls and ceiling. Not bound by any restrictions in shape or size, the sail can be adorned with a custom print and manufactured without seams in widths of up to 3.60 metres and nearly unlimited lengths. If equipped with an additional, optional light source, the sail will provide for sophisticated lighting in the room thanks to the reflection and translucence of the material. Easy to fold down and access for service or repairs, the acoustic sail is ideally suited for swift and flexible use in newly constructed and renovated buildings. The sail truly shines when used in damp locations such as swimming pools and can be seamlessly adapted to the specific designs devised by the architect. Customers can choose to have Koch Membranen install the sails directly or commission their local drywall builder or carpenter to carry out installation.

Concept

The expectations as to what qualifies as a well-designed room have increased dramatically - especially when it comes to office and work environments, educational buildings and function rooms. Today, rooms are not only supposed to serve a specific purpose but are also expected to be comfortable and inspire motivation. One factor of principal importance in this regard is how the occupants in the room experience light and sound. Textile materials offer innumerable options to merge the requirements on the acoustics in the room with the expectations the occupants have in terms of modern interior design. For instance, high-performance membranes can be incorporated as versatile design elements capable of heightening ambience, absorbing sound and using light for illumination and dramatic effects.

Koch Membranen owes their ability to develop their own translucent and sound-absorbing membrane materials to the know-how they have accumulated over long decades of operating in the textile architecture business. The company's light and acoustic fabrics Artex®, Helioflon® and Siglatex® are used as part of lightweight and intricate shapes in construction systems and standard products. Thanks to the materials' negligible own weight and largely pre-assembled ceiling systems, sails, umbrellas or baffles, installing the systems is fast and easy. They are equally well suited for new construction and renovations as well as expansions. All systems are scalable to satisfy individual requirements and can be used in a large variety of shapes and design options. The innovative membranes never fail to create stylish designs and attractive solutions for interior rooms that are flooded with light and offer optimised sound absorption.

Apart from such standard products as acoustic sails and column cladding solutions, we increasingly engineer customised solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of architects and builders with discriminating requirements.

Materials for textile interior design projects

• Artex®
• Helioflon®
• Siglatex®