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Kinnarps launches the sound absorber, Oktav designed by Christian Halleröd at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012

Pressmeddelande   •   Feb 02, 2012 15:21 CET

Kinnarps tackled the problem and produced and designed the sound absorber Oktav in collaboration with designer Christian Halleröd to meet the needsThe sound absorber Oktav is to be launched at the Stockholm Furniture Fair on 7-11 February 2012.

Different types of office landscapes have become increasingly common, not only to save space, but also to stimulate creative exchanges and flexible cooperation. But open office landscapes are often bare and echoing, which causes sound to bounce off walls. This is a problem which can be reduced and solved by effective sound absorbers. With consideration for the working environment and the environment, the Oktav sound absorbers are made of Kinnarps re:fill.

"Sound greatly affects our ability to perform. Disturbing noise does not just mean stress, headaches and difficulty to concentrate, but can also lead to problems such as shoulder and neck pain. When I designed Oktav, I wanted to create an attractive, environmentally friendly product which creates harmony in the workplace", says Christian Halleröd, the designer of Oktav. "Oktav can be arranged in interesting patterns and colors in offices to create a dynamic interior", said Christian Halleröd.

The sound absorber Oktav is available in a variety of harmonious colours using the quality fabrics Delta, Blazer and Mistika, and the material used has a low environmental impact.
The boards are light and easily mounted on walls. The Oktav product is certified according to ISO 11654 and complies with class A sound absorption.

The sound absorption area is measured using Sabine's equation, which makes it possible to define the reverberation time and the relationship with the size of the room.

"This allows us to accurately define how many Oktav absorbers are needed in a room or in a premise", said Tobias Hendén, Product Manager at KinnarpsAB.

 For questions during the exhibition, please contact:
Gunilla Forsberg, Media & Corporate Communications Officer Kinnarps AB
Direct phone: +46 (0)51 53 80 572

 About Christian Halleröd

Christian Halleröd Design (CHD) was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1998.
CHD works with a large number projects of varying magnitude, ranging from product and furniture design to store concept and interior design.
Our design strategy is rooted in a sensitivity for materials and responsive customer communication.We have extensive experience in production and manufacturing processes, and we
always involve our customers in the sketch and concept work up to the launch.
This results in a quality product with a personal touch and a strong character.


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