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Sabine: A Furniture System That Reduces Sound

Johan Kauppi and Bertil Harström have launched a brand new furniture system, for Sweden’s Glimakra, that’s designed to reduce sound in open floor plans. With more offices heading in the no-cubicle zone, acoustics have become a real issue. Sabine aims to not only provide much needed office storage, but to cut down on the noise as well.

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With integrated acoustic panels, the storage pieces offer an effective means of absorbing and reducing sound. They can even be situated to provide a bit of division in an open office.

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The pressed felt shells, with sound absorbing foam, are on the outside of the furniture giving each piece a minimal gridded appearance. The slotted design allows for good sound absorption in frequencies that range from 125 Hz to 4000 Hz, while even helping in frequencies lower than that.

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Sabine comes in four widths and four heights, and is available in anthracite, gray, white, and green.

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Photos by Johan Kauppi.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director 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.