Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Felt Acoustic panels

I was recently commissioned to design and develop textile based acoustic panel for the home theatre of one of the clients of Mamta Gautam from Dirty Hands (http://indianbydesign.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/dirty-hands/) in Ahmedabad. The brief was to develop 3D textures for the walls. After much deliberation between the choice of fabrics ranging from muslins to tweeds and plaids, we settled on using woven felt in two colours - a neutral dusty beige with a bright lime. Techniques used were quilting, machine stitching and pleating.

Four of the textures developed for the back walls of the room

Texture developed for the ceiling panel


 Details of the quilted texture


Details of the spaced pleats


Work in progress at the site on the back walls



Work in progress at the site on the side walls