INTERVIEW WITH RALF HARDER
HEAD OF MARKETING, LIGNOTREND PRODUKTIONS GMBH
Materials & surfaces
Ligno Akustik Nature 3D
Credits: Lignotrend Produktions GmbH
Lignotrend Produktions GmbH
Minimalist interiors with acoustically hard surfaces might be easy on the eye but not on the ear – they confront those using the room with reverberations, reflections and superpositions. The acoustic ceilings that are deployed to improve the audibility of such spaces are usually suspended and not particularly inspiring to look at. By contrast, these panels are extremely vivid: almost three metres in length, they consist of a wooden backing structure, sound-absorbing fibreboard and visible slats. The varying widths and heights of the slats create a natural, three-dimensional effect. The silver fir or oak used for the panels is knot-free, looks homogeneous and is sourced from PEFC-certified forests. The way the individual elements are glued together meets the sustainable building criteria of the “natureplus” ecolabel. Thanks to the large format of the panels, the repetition of the striped pattern is barely noticeable.
At first glance, the idea of creating rows of wooden slats seems very simple. But on closer inspection, you realise just how sophisticated this straightforward structure is. The panels consist entirely of wood-based materials. The juxtaposition of differently sized slats creates a vivid profile with a warm, natural look. As a result, the panels deliver aesthetic benefits as well as enhancing the acoustics of a space.