Dezeen promotion: interior-finishes company Woven Image has collaborated with designer Michael Young to launch a collection of acoustic panels featuring "technical decorations" based on algorithms.
Comprised of three styles, Muse Fluid, Muse Cloudy and Muse Mineral, the collection of acoustic panels are printed with patterns generated using a software program called Grasshopper.
Specifically designed for floor-to-ceiling wall applications, the Muse range provides acoustic benefits by reducing reverberated noise in shared spaces, such as workplace and hospitality environments.
"I believe that Muse is genuinely cutting edge," said British industrial-designer Young. "It seems to me that an industrial design office is going to take a different approach to creating a pattern than an artist or even a graphic designer."
"By setting up an animated algorithm we generated a changing two-dimensional pattern and freed the animation at a particular point to build the final image," he explained.
"In other words, we are not creating conceptual decoration but technical decoration," added Young. "The finished results look wonderfully mathematical."
The Muse Fluid style is designed to emulate the movement of the ocean, comprised of numerous dots organised in rows that flow across the panel to create a "wave-like" effect.
Described as looking like "beads on a string", this pattern is available in five different colour combinations. These include pearlescent gold and charcoal, lavender and a cream-hued pearl shade, and metallic emerald or a matte chalk colour overlaid on a grey backdrop.
The design of Muse Cloudy is formed by a series of varying dots that are gathered together in groups, which look like "clouds".
This style is available in three colourways, including two neutral tones and a more standout pearlescent emerald hue.
The third design, Muse Mineral, features a cross-hatch-style design, comprised of diagonal lines that vary between thicker and thinner widths across the panel to create a patchwork effect.
The Mineral aesthetic is available in two neutral colourways of charcoal and chalk.
Each panel measures 280cm by 118cm, and all three styles are designed to be installed panel to panel to allow for a "continuous flow of pattern" across a wall.
Each of the three designs by Woven Image take their name from the base board they are printed onto, called Muse, which is made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) with 68 per cent recycled materials.
The Australian company places emphasis on the need to develop sustainable materials, and to date has diverted over 200 million 600ml single-use plastic bottles from landfill through the production of their acoustic products.
All Woven Image's acoustic products have third-party global environmental certifications from Global GreenTag.