Experience-driven design agency Layer Design Studio has created a modular, acoustic partition system made of recycled, triangular hemp tiles. The studio, led by award-winning design entrepreneur Benjamin Hubert, is renowned for products that help define the way we live, work and communicate.
The Scale system was designed to be practical, sustainable and dynamic. The project took three years to perfect and serves as a solution to the changing needs of a commercial interior.
Set on a base of oval aluminium feet, the Scale is made up of a hexagonal framework that is constructed from three-pronged thermoplastic pieces. These form the base that the pressed, recycled hemp fabric tiles are placed over. The tiles clip onto an injection-moulded ABS framework mounted on the aluminium base plates. Intuitive mechanical fixings have been developed for ease of both assembly and disassembly.
“Workplaces today are constantly in flux, with teams organically growing and shrinking as projects demand. Commercial interior spaces need to be able adapt to these demands and Scale for Woven Image delivers a solution to enable this with both flexibility and adaptability, whilst retaining a strong sense of visual engagement,” says Hubert.
The adaptable system requires no installation expertise, tools to assemble, or integration with the built architecture. The framework intuitively clips together using a polymer bolt system, and the tiles clip simply to the framework using magnetic fixings.