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Light & Acoustic Umbrella
Light & Acoustic Ceiling Claddings
Koch Membranen >
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Interior lighting-Free-standing lights >
Sound absorption-Sound absorbing objects >
Interior lighting-Free-standing lights >
Sound absorption-Sound absorbing objects >

Product description

The light and acoustic umbrella is the ideal solution for rooms that are intended for different types of use or for acoustic improvements without alterations to the building's fabric. Customised to fit each installation situation, free-standing or suspended from the ceiling, these umbrellas made of Artex® light and acoustic fabric optimise any lighting situation while minimising noise at the same time. If requested, the sealed and, thus, dirt-free system can be equipped with an interior lighting system. Compliance with such standards and regulations as the German Workplace Guidelines can be implemented. While not susceptible to soiling, the covering can be removed completely if necessary and cleaned in regular household washing machines.

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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®