Sound-Absorbing Light Ceilings

Tension membrane systems from Koch Membranen

Product description

These days, suspended ceiling systems are increasingly used as mere design elements in public areas or flush-mounted ceilings in office spaces, function rooms and educational buildings. Currently, the primary purpose of these ceilings is to provide uniform illumination across large, preferably seamless, surfaces. The light ceiling element is furnished with the specially engineered fabrics Artex, Helioflon and Siglatex. These fabrics deliver exquisite sound absorption and outstanding resistance to fading as well as minimum colour shift. These properties turn our light ceiling into an illuminated sound absorber.
Their design allows the membranes to be combined with a wide variety of construction systems. To satisfy the customer's requirements, these combinations often require the engineering of custom frame systems. What is more, easy access for service and repairs, a concealed substructure or particularly large, partially self-supporting surfaces can be realised as well. All services necessary for implementation - from consulting to planning to engineering the substructure and membranes as well as the lighting technology and lighting control to installation and maintenance - are provided by one source.


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®
Manufacturer Koch Membranen
Family Light & Acoustic Ceiling Claddings
Architonic ID 1435911

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