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Acoustics for hospitality

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Charlie & George

Creating meaningful connections through memorable dining experiences

Creating a comfortable and inviting environment was essential for Charlie & George, who wanted a welcoming space for their customers.


After opening in September 2013, staff quickly noticed that the concrete floors and large glass windows were creating echoes and reverberated noise, impacting the experience they wanted to provide their customers.


The Project


With the background noise of coffee machines, moving chairs, and people talking, staff noticed a lack in productivity and increased fatigue due to strain caused by yelling over the noise.


To solve this issue Charlie & George turned to interior designers’ Ctrl Space. Complementing the modern and sophisticated interior aesthetic when finding a solution to the acoustic issues was an important requirement for Charlie & George.


To redefine the café’s environment, Ctrl Space specified the use of Autex’s Quietspace® Panel to increase sound absorption throughout the café.

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The Result

With the environment in mind, Quietspace Panel is made from a minimum of 45% post-consumer recycled polyester fibre, which ensures a comparatively low embodied energy. Manufactured out of 100% polyester fibre, Quietspace Panel is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-allergenic and 100% recyclable. This was important for Charlie & George, because having an environment that is clean and safe was crucial for their family based customer demographic.


Quietspace Panel has outstanding acoustic performance and is made to reduce and control echoes in building interiors. The NRC rating for the 25mm Panel is 0.85, meaning that 85% of reverberation is absorbed by the Panel. Once the Quietspace Panel was installed the owners noticed a difference right away. The café felt considerably warmer and more comfortable.


Thanks to the addition of Quietspace Panel, Charlie & George have achieved a family environment without compromising the modern design of the café. 

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