Asona is changing the way architects and designers view ceilings with the introduction of its new acoustic laminate collection. The wood-look prints in particular are proving to be a popular alternative to wood.
Some of the challenges of using real wood, such as it being non-acoustic, its weight, cost and low fire rating can be overcome by using Asona’s wood-look laminates, which are acoustically transparent and when bonded to a high sound-absorbing panel or beam result in a fire rating of Group 1-S.
In the refurbishment of the lobby at the head office of Bayleys Realty Group in New Zealand, designer Platform Consulting Group selected Asona’s Triton Baffle Beams to sit within the recessed vault that flows over the client meeting area terminating at an in-house cafe. Over 400 baffles faced in maple wood print followed the flowing curves controlling the reverberation and acoustics of this open-plan space. The result achieves the warmth and solidness of real wood without the weight and fire risk, cleverly incorporating the acoustic control that was required. asona.com.au/products/triton-baffle-beam