Waste Not Want Not: Offecct Does Zero Waste / 100% Design

Soundstick by Andrea Ruggiero

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Waste Not Want Not: Offecct Does Zero Waste / 100% Design
08/03/2019 - Soundsticks by Offecct is the result of careful in-depth studies of materials and production processes to achieve a product that is both extremely sustainable and technically innovative. Soundsticks by Offecct

Soundsticks by Offecct

In 2017, Italian/Hungarian industrial designer Andrea Ruggiero was invited to experiment in the Offecct Lab to find a way of turning waste material into a high performing commercial product. After two years of trials, the sound absorbing room divider Soundsticks was born.

Making a commercial product with left over materials is easier said than done. But after deep discussions and elaborate workshops with Andrea Ruggiero, a design and method were developed that not only ensured a sustainable product, but also a product that could add something new and relevant to the acoustic segment. Soundsticks by Offecct

Soundsticks by Offecct

This project evolved through many discussions and various attempts at exploring new ways of addressing acoustics in today’s environments. Soundsticks is an innovative room dividing concept that helps reduce ambient noise in public spaces or open plan workspaces’, says Andrea Ruggiero.

Soundsticks consists of textile scraps from upholstery production which have been moulded into a tubular shape held together on each end by recycled aluminum caps. These textile ‘sticks’ hang from rails in linear or radial shapes that can be combined depending on needs and space. Soundsticks by Offecct

Soundsticks by Offecct

Suspended in various heights, in clusters or in a row, Soundsticks modular hanging system offers endless possibilities to create new spaces in rooms. You balance the sound in the environment by adjusting the number of Soundsticks and the round shape of the sticks gives privacy while also allowing light to trickle through. By randomly combining sticks of different colors in the same nuance, a subtle and captivating camouflage pattern emerges - so Soundsticks reminds us of how beautiful recycling can be.

We must all start to re-think and re-use the resources on earth. For us, that means that you can only own the design and function, never the materials, the materials we use are on loan from nature. I am so glad that we managed to bring Soundsticks from an idea into to a commercial product’, says Offecct's Design Manager Anders Englund.

Soundsticks is a part of Lifecircle, Offecct’s strategic work with sustainable design.Soundsticks by Offecct

Soundsticks by Offecct

Soundsticks by Offecct

Soundsticks by Offecct

Soundsticks by Offecct

Soundsticks by Offecct

Andrea Ruggiero

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