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A ceiling that ripples

05 of July '21


After years of walls and floors dominating the interiors of public buildings, interior designers have finally looked up to surprise users with amazing ceilings. And these can be not only colorful, made of metal mesh, with decorative holes. Today, ceilings can even ripple.

The wide choice that manufacturers of acoustic suspended ceilings offer on the market today gives absolutely unlimited possibilities to architects. So ceilings no longer have to be boring and smooth. Thanks to modern panels, the surface above the heads of interior users can flow like a wave.

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vertical mini garden and wavy ceiling in a Warsaw office building

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Depending on the needs of the interior, convex forms can be created by both mineral and metal ceilings.In one Warsaw office building, the smooth ascetic interior has only two distinctive elements: a green living wall, or vertical mini garden, and a wavy ceiling. The latter, although white in color, its flowing surface makes it seem not at all banal. Knauf Ceiling Solutions' spatial ceiling tiles, however, are designed not only to be eye-catching, but, thanks to their acoustic properties, also to reduce reverberation in the office building's lobby.

A similar solution was used in one of the conference rooms. These are interiors that are generally subdued. They cannot distract the attention and concentration of users with too patterned walls. That's why the designers opted for a "flowing" metal acoustic ceiling and decorative, openwork chairs.

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Knauf Ceiling Solutions spatial ceiling tiles in the conference room of a Warsaw office building.

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Sometimes a ceiling can almost look like a thin, wavy ribbon. Such a realization appeared in one Serbian market. Architects from DBA Djordje Bajilo Architects used an openwork structure of narrow metal panels under the ceiling. Interspersed with lighting points, the panels are a decorative element, but are also meant to mask the technical installations running just below the ceiling.

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Openwork construction of narrow metal panels in a Serbian marketplace

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In another part of the store, the same architects reached for vertical acoustic panels called Baffles. The honey-colored panels add dynamics not only through their shape, but also through the play of light and shadow - some have been heavily lit, which brings out their golden color. Others remain in shadow.

A smooth ceiling can also surprise with its form. In the largest shopping mall in the Netherlands, managed by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, a suspended structure was used under the ceiling, with an Elegenaz smooth acoustic ceiling on top. In part of the mall, the ceiling goes down in a gentle wave, while in another, the impression of undulation is given by lines and indentations with lighting points.

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Elegenaz's smooth acoustic ceiling in the largest shopping center in the Netherlands

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Architects are also turning to island ceilings to add dynamism to a space. These elements can themselves have a curved shape, as in the interiors of the Willa Port Hotel in Ostroda. Chairs stand politely in a row in the conference room, but when we look up, we can see that the ceiling plane is no longer so polite and "below the ruler". Mounted, free-hanging acoustic island panels from the AMF THERMATEX Sonic Arc line allow the ceiling to slightly escape harmony thanks to their gentle curves.

In the interiors of theater and concert halls, acoustics must be flawless. Properly planned elements of the interior are to ensure that the sound is not distorted by reverberation, but it must also not be too strongly absorbed. That's why designers in the realization of such rooms are eager to use acoustic elements for ceilings and walls - the interior of the concert hall ripples throughout: a wave of sea colors flows through the row of chairs, the walls ripple with protruding, colorful cladding elements, and above the heads like flowing white clouds ripple Knauf Ceiling Solutions acoustic island ceilings.

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Knauf Ceiling Solutions acoustic island ceilings.

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Metal panels on the ceiling can also give the impression of ripples through reflection. The smooth, glossy surface reflects everything going on inside. And the lightweight openwork perforations help with acoustical friendliness, and are also designer, so it doesn't give the impression of a monotonous, mirrored sheet.

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metal panels on the ceiling

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