BuzziPleat: Sculptural, Sound Absorbing Forms by 13&9 Design

07.03.17 | By
BuzziPleat: Sculptural, Sound Absorbing Forms by 13&9 Design

Designed by Austrian design firm 13&9 Design, BuzziPleat is the latest sound absorbing option added to the BuzziSpace catalog of smart, modern acoustic solutions. The lightweight, large-scale forms are sculptural in nature thanks to the hand pleated layers of sound-absorbing BuzziFelt.

The team looked at ancient smocking and pleating techniques used in fashion design to arrive at the circular felt pendants. Each one is made up of folded felt that’s sewn to create tension and flexibility. With the numerous folds, the surface area increases to accomplish its goal of reducing sound.

The pendants can be hung on the walls or from the ceiling where a light source can be added for additional functionality.

There are two versions, BuzziPleat Ripple (top) and BuzziPleat Edel (bottom), and each one comes in two sizes that can be fixed to the wall or suspended.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.