Making a unique contribution to both ceiling aesthetics and acoustic control,
A nod to the Japonisme trend
Fuji comes in three sizes,
Fuji’s sculpted 3D forms and muted colour palettes enhance a whole room, especially with coordinated wall finishes, like EchoPanel® Ohm and Zen. Fuji applications include, but are not limited to, a suspended conference table feature, and large-scale acoustic ceiling solutions for offices and public spaces. Off-the-shelf lighting solutions can also be easily integrated into the design.
Starting from the top
The design of Fuji was a multi-stage process, starting with a “concept” stage that involved five months of prototyping. After the recent success of Array and fueled by an interest in acoustic ceiling solutions, the design team wanted to create a nodal 3D product, with organic patterns, linework and textural elements, that could utilise the existing Array hardware and compliment other products in the range. “The design language sought to tie in with the subtle ribs and linework textures of the Zen and Pico products and provide a soft quiet aesthetic,”
Stage two involved the setup of tools and reconditioned machinery, a process which took one-and-a-half years. Early prototypes of Fuji resembled the famous energy dome helmets worn by American new wave band Devo, but by the end of the process, the tiles captured the specific dimensions required to achieve the product’s unique design and acoustic performance.
To create their 3D shape, Fuji tiles are manufactured in a production facility in regional Australia, which supports local manufacturing. Each tile is made using solar energy and is sustainably made using 64% recycled PET. Barrell kits are designed to match the linework of the Fuji tile, as well as being functional in their easy-to-grip textured surface.
Practical acoustics for shared spaces
Fuji is not only visually impressive, but it also offers excellent acoustic control. The best indication of the product’s acoustic performance is by its equivalent Absorption Area indices measured in Sabins, which shows Fuji’s exceptional ability in absorbing mid to high sound frequencies. This quality makes it perfect for office environments in which conversation, typing and music are commonplace.
Fuji delivers its greatest display as a 3D acoustic ceiling solution as a suspended feature. A simple drop from the ceiling creates an air gap above the product, which significantly increases its absorption potential. This gap, with the top and bottom of the product exposed, provides acoustic absorption around 30-40% better than when directly fixed to a substrate.
Fuji achieves an excellent Weighted Alpha (αw) rating of 0.70. As a measure, Weighted Alpha is the best representation of how the human ear perceives sound, making it the most reliable and trusted acoustic performance measure available.
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