For Toronto's Interior Design Show, that was held in January of 2020, we decided to accompany our first furniture collection with an Acoustic Wall Installation.
To the left is an image of the Acoustic Wall installed at our show booth. 5 feet in width and 10' in height, the wall was computationally designed and robotically milled.
The geometry of the wall is similar to that of a topography, which allows for the diffusion / scattering of sound; which in turn reduces the echoing in a room.
The pattern of the wall is 100% natural due to characteristics of the material (Baltic Birch Plywood). The dark patches is the glue that gets revealed once we start to carve away at the sheet of plywood.
The wall can be 100% customized, and alternate materials and geometries can be used. For inquiries please contact Anthony Mattacchione at his email: email@example.com
To the left is a short series of images that illustrates how the topographical geometry was produced. The key to scattering sound is the randomness of the geometry, which ensures sound gets reflected in random directions.
First the wall is populated with a grid of points, then of which get randomly displaced normal to the surface of the wall. A surface is then generated using the randomly displaced points.
Below is an image of the CNC Mill fabricating a prototype piece of the wall. The final geometry from the computer is converted into tool paths, which allows for the robotic mill to fabricate the Acoustic Wall.