SOUNDWAVE FLO acoustic panel
Acoustics are an aspect of interior design that often is neglected. When rooms in new buildings are made larger, and there are fewer walls in our homes, the need of acoustic elements increases. The human mind is influenced by all our senses and an annoying sound affects our health and subsequently decreases our creativity. To deal with this issue Soundwave® acoustic panels have been setting new standards on the market since 2002.
Creating Flo, Karim Rashid was inspired by sound waves and digital data. Rashid believs that people today live in a very digital world mentally. We need to catch up with experiental design in the physical world to create a balance.
“Through dimension, material, color, code, pattern, texture, line, solid, plane composition I can manifest the digits of binary notation and sound waves to communicate a new itinerant form of super-functional decoration that is current and aesthetic with our new sensual world – let your world flo.” /Karim Rashid
The Flo panels can be set continuously or broken in different ways. Placed horizontally the pattern conveys a sense of water and vertically it could be described as light waves.