Dezeen promotion: interior-finishes company Woven Image has added two new ranges to its embossed acoustic panel collection, each taking cues from Japanese design.
The two new designs, called Zen and Ion, join Woven Image's collection of acoustic finishes for office environments, and are a "contemporary take" on Japan's characteristically clean-lined and minimal aesthetic.
The Zen wall panel is informed by the lines, curves and grooves of a Japanese zen garden, in a bid to evoke a sense of simplicity and calm.
"The concept of Zen's peaks and valleys echos architectural corrugated surface details such as timber slats, stainless steel batons and textured cement or plaster feature walls," said the international interior-finishes company.
The Zen linear panel design for wall applications is available in various light and dark colourways ranging from more muted tones of cream, onyx and blush to deeper shades of wine, indigo and ivy green.
The Ion range, on the other hand, boasts a more eclectic design that the brand likens to an "asymmetrical crystalline formation".
Its angled surface plays with light to create different shadows and textures, similar to the shapes of origami. Ion comes in various colourways including onyx, pale blue, peach, green, as well as a series of more neutral tones.
The 280-centimetre-high wall panels can be installed without a floor-to-ceiling join line, and easily machine or hand trimmed if required. The designs also pattern-match for continuous wall-and double-height installations.
To make installation easier, the Zen range is trimmed on all edges with a subtle beveled cut that allows for easy butt joining along a continuous wall with minimal visible seams.
The Ion range has straight edges that enable exact pattern-matching and alignment, despite its irregular pattern design.
"Acoustic finishes for the office environment aren’t normally renowned for their originality, but Woven Image's versions interweave cutting-edge design with sustainability, reinventing interior acoustic panels for the modern workplace," said the company.
"In 2004 Woven Image launched its innovative hero product EchoPanel – acoustic panels for walls, ceilings, and workstations – which meld stylish design, effective acoustics and sustainability," it continued.
"Since then, Woven Image have continued to evolve their range of interior finishes that reduce reverberated noise in shared commercial spaces."
Sustainability is at the core of Woven Images' brand values – all of its acoustic finishes have third party environmental certifications and are made using at least 60 per cent recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
According to the company, in the last 16 years it has recycled the equivalent of 230 million single-use plastic bottles into acoustic wall panels.
More information on the new Zen and Ion ranges can be found on the Woven Image website.