Designing for designers is always an interesting challenge. It was great to work with Kirei on this 5 product collection for acoustic wall and ceiling products made from 60% recycled PET. This collection was all about playing with light in a way that would also boost acoustic performance. All of these products reduce the ambient sound and reverberations in a room and are typically used in big open offices, large restaurants, large hotel ballrooms and foyers, atriums, big lobbies etc.
Design Milk wrote a piece about it which was great:
Contributions included product strategy, industrial design, creative direction, product/collection naming, and for every launch I do for Kirei (this is the seventh one I think) I make a little playlist that they send to customers and the sales reps… it is a fun little touch that they seem to like.
A little more about it:
First sketch of that Tesselate baffle. We had to evolve the design a lot for production as with many things, but the idea is there in this early presentation sketch:
An early Dash tile render:
A mid phase Texture and dash tile render:
some Tesselate and Polygon Cloud product CAD:
Working through details…
Thinking about installations:
It is a fun category to work in. It is nice to have long term clients. I’ve been working with them for over 4 years now.