Transforming interior spaces with innovative acoustic solutions




How designers use acoustic panels in an open plan office

Architect: Designwell

Installer: Polygonomy

Categories: Offices, Project

Interior Designers: Designwell

Account Manager: Aaron Simmonds

Designer: Luke Walker

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Project spotlight: Designwell - elegant creativity


Designwell is an interdisciplinary design team with expertise in interiors, architecture, spatial, and industrial design. Their collaborative, human-focused approach to design work requires plenty of collaboration in an environment that promotes creativity for all. Being in the design industry, they were well aware of what it would take to make this project a success. They would have to ensure that a range of elements worked in cohesion to make the shared space comfortable for all inhabitants.


Working in open plan offices can be difficult. Having a group of people all working in one space, without adequate acoustics can lead to discomfort and distraction for the inhabitants. However, simply being comfortable in the workspace is not enough as staff look to grow and develop their professional skills. On top of this, creating a space where efficient working can take place, can help to improve the quality of work created by your staff.

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To help achieve this, Lanes have been installed in the style Peak and colour Opera. The elegant repetition of the peak allows the light to create shadows on what would usually be a flat surface. This unique feature spans the length and height of one of their interior walls giving it subtle character. The space stands out in a way that doesn’t distract or overly stimulate the inhabitants.


On top of this, the improved acoustics within the space promote collaboration in whatever creative format that may be. This allows the team at Designwell to continue to design beautiful spaces throughout the Waikato.

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Alt text: An image of Lanes™ Plane in Flatiron, a mid-tone grey

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It's all about people

Aaron Simmonds

Account Manager - Waikato Bay of Plenty




Luke Walker

Senior Designer


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