Luca Nichetto's Notes screens
hang from the ceiling

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Stockholm 2014: Italian designer Luca Nichetto has created a set of ceiling-mounted office dividers for Swedish brand Offecct (+ slideshow).

Luca Nichetto Notes room dividers for Offecct

Luca Nichetto designed the Notes room dividers for Offecct Lab, a branch of the brand that develops sustainable products and furniture for the workplace.

Luca Nichetto Notes room dividers for Offecct

Nichetto took influence from washing hung above the narrow alleyways in his home town of Venice when designing the screens.

Luca Nichetto Notes room dividers for Offecct

"When kids play football on the street, the clothes hanging over the lines muffle the sound of the bouncing football and screaming kids," he explained. "So I used that as inspiration and tried to transfer it in to an industrial product."

Luca Nichetto Notes room dividers for Offecct

Each screen is constructed from two upholstered boards with rounded corners that sandwich a layer of recycled felt.

Luca Nichetto Notes room dividers for Offecct

The felt helps to absorb noise from both sides of the division, but the pieces still allows a visual link between the spaces they separate at seated eye level.

Luca Nichetto Notes room dividers for Offecct

"My brief from Offecct was to create a new kind of sound panel that didn't have to be fixed on the wall but more like a free standing object," said Nichetto. "At the same time it should work with recyclable felt made of waste from the upholstery production."

Luca Nichetto Notes room dividers for Offecct

The panels mount on rails so they can be slid side-to-side to create different arrangements. The collection includes five shapes, which can be covered in a selection of fabrics.

Luca Nichetto Notes room dividers for Offecct

Offecct will present the range at this year's Stockholm Furniture and Lighting Fair, which starts today as part of Stockholm Design Week.

Luca Nichetto Notes room dividers for Offecct

The brand is also launching a modular table system with plug sockets within the structure, designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune.

  • Michele Pappagallo

    Beautiful!