Polyethylene hanging acoustic panel / pendant lamp
Polyethylene (PE), Technopolymer
"Silent Field is intended to restore high environmental quality without invading space by establishing multiple relations among localized sound and light areas” [Carlotta de Bevilacqua]
Silent Field works on three different local and space perception levels:
- luminous: light defines the physical space by modulating relations between light and shadow and characterizing them through the control of white light colour temperature (3000 K or 4000 K)
- perceptive: perception occurs through the pure colour of the elements that make up the product. The selected colours arouse a sensation of harmony, while working according to the principle of subtractive synthesis and the contrast theory.
- acoustic: ambient quality creates relational isles. The product does not invade space, but rather interprets it through silent distribution across it.
A sound-absorbing surface supports 12 adjustable LED units: this patented system ensures maximum light management flexibility via small spotlights (35 mm high, 25 mm diameter), which are connected to the surface by means of a spherical junction and allow 30° adjustment of the beam. With this solution, even and comfortable illuminance can be obtained across a 1 m2 surface, thus defining local perception supported by sound control. Sound control properties are ensured by the geometry and by the varying density of the material used for the panel. Like a moon crater, the product’s surface is characterized by several round three-dimensional hollows of different depths that produce a graphic pattern. Their geometry and their varying densities ensure broad-spectrum sound absorption of the reverberating frequencies typical of human voice. Low frequencies are best absorbed where the material’s thickness is greater and vice versa. Moreover, the non-flat geometry of the surface produces a break in the wave: the hollow crater-like shape captures sounds that are repeatedly reprocessed, thus maximizing absorption. The graphic geometry of the different densities defines a fractal pattern: it is a natural, dynamic, and seemingly unbalanced geometric model that has a positive impact on our unconsciousness. Lastly, the selected colours reflect simultaneous contrast theories and investigate visual perception principles in the combination of primary and secondary shades.