Announcing the FX Awards 2019 Winners!

Surfaces

Winner: Muse Acoustic Wall Panels by Woven Image

Surfaces  Winner: Muse Acoustic Wall Panels by Woven ImageImage Credit: Woven Image

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Muse Acoustic Wall Panels were designed by sustainable materials experts Woven Image in collaboration with renowned industrial designer Michael Young.

Inspired by the elements and created by an algorithm, Muse Acoustic Wall Panels aim to reduce reverberated noise in commercial spaces, ensuring comfortable and productive noise levels in sectors ranging from workplace to hospitality.

According to Young, his studio brought a very particular sensibility to the product.

‘I believe that Muse is genuinely cutting-edge. It seems to me that an industrial office is going to take a different approach to creating a pattern than an artist or even a graphic designer,’ he explains. Describing the process, he continues: ‘By setting up an animated algorithm we generated a changing two-dimensional pattern and freed the animation at a particular point to build the final image. In other words, we are not creating conceptual decoration but technical decoration. The finished results look wonderfully mathematical.’

The different designs in the range, each available in multiple colourways, are Muse Fluid, Muse Mineral and Muse Cloudy. Muse Fluid evokes the movement of the ocean, with a multitude of dots in rows like beads on a string that flow across the panel creating a wave-like effect from afar; Muse Mineral is a cross-hatch style design with diagonal line work that becomes thicker and thinner over the panel, creating a patchwork effect; and Muse Cloudy is based on a series of varying dots that converge to produce a cloud-like effect.

The judges said...
‘The subtle use of woven texture to create a powerful overall statement is impressive’

Finalists & Judges’ Comments

Rammed Earth Finishes by Clayworks
‘The highly effective use of this product in the architectural settings of this entrant is to be commended’

MDJ Kuu by Formica Group
‘Playful combination of the everyday and the out of this world’

The Wall Collection by Granorte
‘This revolutionary method of recycling cork is not only ecologically outstanding, it’s beautifully cool as well’

Wall Panel by Isomi
‘Sticking effect with no two panels ever the same’

Sequel Vibe by Alusid by Parkside
‘Great to see a company thinking about the full life cycle of its products’

London Collection by Patternistas
‘Great graphics and effective applications’

iQ Surface by Tarkett
‘Reimagining vinyl adds desirability to durability, with 25% recycled material’

Evola Clicwall by Unilin
‘The ecological credentials of this product are outstanding’

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