As most design professionals know, a quieter atmosphere, for example, can be planned into an interior design concept right from the start. ATMYSPHERE, the new keynote theme for DOMOTEX 2020, will delve into the latest solutions for room acoustics.
From 10 to 13 January 2020 in Hannover, Germany, flooring manufacturers will be tasked with showcasing product developments with enhanced acoustic properties that deliver a quieter, more relaxing room experience.
Visitors will be able to witness and interact with up-to-the-minute floor coverings and installation systems that can be used to create ideal room acoustics. Here are some of the innovative product samples where exhibitors and other flooring pioneers illustrate the acoustic dimension of the health and wellness megatrend:
Parquet and laminate solutions
Selit Dämmtechnik has developed SelitPRo Aquastop TwinFoam 2.2mm, an innovative underlay that significantly reduces airborne and impact sound in parquet and laminate floors. This superior sound performance has been achieved by “combining a flexible foam layer and a rigid foam layer in a single underlay,” said Selit marketing director Lydia Bober.
Enhancing a heritage theatre in London with carpets
The Aldwych Theatre is a heritage building located in the heart of London’s West End theatre district. First opened in 1905, it recently underwent a major refurbishment. All of the theatre’s grand public areas – a total area of some 3000m² (32,290sq.ft.) – were re-carpeted by Oriental Weavers Hospitality.
The company chose a carpet design characteristic of the theatre’s period styling and rich ornamentation. The sumptuous Axminster carpets were custom-woven for the project and are made from an 80/20 wool/nylon blend, which makes them highly durable. Created in collaboration with a team from the Nederlander group who own the building, they are a key component of the theatre’s unique atmosphere. They also reduce airborne and impact sound in the auditorium and adjacent corridors, thus ensuring a minimum of distraction for theatregoers.
DOMOTEX 2020 will feature innovative products creatively set and staged as part of innovative interior designs inspired by the lead theme: “ATMYSPHERE”.
Full thanks and acknowledgement are given to www.domotex.de for the information contained in this article.
Main image: Wicanders – Photo Credit: Pedro Sadio
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