Project Description

The Problem

The acoustics of reception areas is often something that is overlooked. But as a first point of contact with customers and clients, an often bustling area where communication is paramount, acoustics should be at the forefront of a designer’s mind when thinking about reception spaces.

Resonics was contracted to complete an acoustic installation at this London bank’s reception area on Level 33 of their London offices. The reception space is sleek and minimalist, with an emphasis on hard, easy-to clean surfaces. The effect is a stunning space, but one which was ultimately exacerbating noise and making communication difficult.

The Solution

We wanted to install a solution that removed unwanted environmental noise, but also matched the sleek, professional and minimalist aesthetic of the space.

The solution was Abstracta’s Aircone panels. The tapered shape of the panels added a new textured look to the space, the chosen colour of grey, blending into and complementing the space, without being obtrusive.

The compression-moulded fabric-covered fibre felt provided the perfect amount of acoustic absorption, dulling harsh echoes in the space – but still retaining a lively atmosphere.

The Result

The Abstracta Aircone panels provided the perfect solution to this reception area – removing unwanted environmental noise, while complementing the modern, minimalist look of the space.

Project Details


Office, Reception Area


Abstracta Aircone


Canary Wharf, London

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