The award-winning HeartFelt® modular felt system for ceilings and walls, developed by Hunter Douglas Architectural, can now be used in even more settings, thanks to the launch of a baffle ceiling version.
Baffle ceilings are ideal for mitigating noise pollution and reverberating sound in most building sectors, and are used to improve the acoustics in concert halls, theatres, conference rooms and other spaces where good sound quality is important.
Following the successful launch of HeartFelt® ceilings in 2017, for which it won a reddot award, and walls in 2019, Hunter Douglas Architectural has evolved its innovative product further, providing architects, interior designers and specifiers with yet another high-quality design choice from its portfolio of products.
Like the ceilings and walls, lightweight HeartFelt® baffles are made from non-woven thermoformed PES fibres and are FR tested to B-S1, d0. Each baffle panel measures 40mm-80mm in width and is available in 100mm-500mm height, with a maximum length of 2000mm.
HeartFelt®’s excellent acoustic properties also remain unchanged with the new panel dimensions and module measurements, and there is even more flexibility in acoustic design, depending on size and quantity of baffles per square metre.
Pieter van Rees, Business Development Manager at Hunter Douglas Architectural, said: “Auditory comfort in any interior space is an essential aspect of any design because poor acoustics can affect health, communication, safety, productivity and learning. Whether you are in a work space, school or college lecture hall, teaching room or public building, getting the acoustics right is crucial.
“Like our other high-performance acoustical ceiling products, HeartFelt® baffles are another innovative and advanced system that helps to create the right ambience and to precisely manage the acoustics.
“Following the rapid success of the HeartFelt® ceiling and wall systems, creating baffles was a logical next step in the development of this remarkable product range. Baffle ceilings are popular with modern interior designers and architects because they combine superb design with user comfort, and are easy to install and allow easy access to the plenum.”
HeartFelt® baffles are available in five shades of grey, from white to black, and being dirt- and dust-resistant means they are easy to maintain. The baffles are installed on a newly developed carrier system, with each panel being attached with steel clips that click into the carrier rail. Panels are locked with a sliding clip on each connection, with three options of: no end cap, folded end cap, or separate endcap to close baffle.
Hunter Douglas Architectural prides itself on its green credentials and HeartFelt® is C2C Bronze certified and is 100% recyclable or easily reusable.