Search gigant Google® is famous for their creative offices.
Google® New York (logo from http://www.google.com/about/locations/new-york/)
Therefor we are thrilled that our friends at Modern Objects + Design informed us that our acoustic panel Soundwave® Skyline has been used at Google®’s New York office; one of MOD’s impressive projects.
Soundwave® Skyline by Marre Moerel
Soundwave® Skyline is designed by Marre Moerel who got the inspiration for the sound absorbing panel from the silhouette of cities, in particular that of New York, which makes Skyline a perfect fit for an office in the Big Apple. When placed horizontally a straight line is formed at the top which is then broken into slightly angled horizontal lines. The pattern reflects New York’s grid of streets and can also be seen as an enormous mountain range from a bird’s eye view. Vertically the pattern is transformed into skyscrapers or primeval rock formations.
MOD – Modern Objects and Design
Modern Objects + Design mission in their own words:
“MOD – Modern Objects and Design is a unique entity in the world of design. We are an important source for the best designs available in the world today. We work with the hottest young designers and most brilliant manufaturers from the US and abroad. We specialize in hospitality as well as restaurant/bar environments. In addition to our innovative products Modern Objects and Design also offers sourcing for custom furniture, lighting, products, packaging and brand identity. Our service is outstanding and we will go the extra mile to see that our clients are served well.”
Some images from the interior of Google®’s New York office can be found in this blog post >>
We would also like to remind you that our Soundwave acoustic panels are featured in Google®’s Healthy Building Material Library which we wrote about in a previous blog post >>
Soundwave in Google®'s Healthy Building Materials Library
Google® is a registered trademarks of Google Inc.
Our sound absorbent SOUNDWAVE SWELL is being exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York within the context of the exhibition Born out of Necessity.
SOUNDWAVE SWELL is designed by Teppo Asikainen and absorbes sounds in the uppers upper frequency range (500 Hz and above). These panels help reduce disturbing reflections of environmental sounds, and is Eco labelled with the Nordic Swan.
The exhibition began on March 2nd and will continue until January 29th next year. This is the manifesto for Born out of Necessity:
Showcasing objects that adhere to the traditional view of design as a tool for problem-solving, Born out of Necessity offers close examination of the problems themselves—whether urgent, foreseen, or imagined. From objects that respond to pressing needs in developing countries to new solutions that are tailored to the urban environment, the exhibition examines how design intervenes across a range of experiences, including medical emergencies and natural disasters. Other objects demonstrate how products created to address specific challenges for people with disabilities can provide solutions that improve everyone’s life. Drawing on the narrative power of design, Born out of Necessity addresses a host of complex cultural developments, such as the need to incorporate environmental responsibility in everyday life, our attempts to marry ancient religious beliefs with contemporary mores, and the desire to anticipate and prevent technological and ecological quagmires.
Soundwave Swell by Offecct and Teppo Asikainen
In order to show our apprecation, we invited OFFECCT’s most innovative supplier 2010 Olli Walden, Managing Director of Volar Plastic OY, for a study tour to New York city.
Olli Walden discuss the future with New York based designer Andrea Ruggiero
During this study tour a workshop at Material Connexion was arranged where the owner and founder George Beylerian displayed Material Connexion’s world-renowned material library.
”MATERIAL CONNEXION WORK SHOP” - Maider Irastorza, David Gresham, Olli Walden, Andrew H. Dent & Georg Beylerian
Material ConneXion is a global materials consultancy with the world’s library of advanced, innovative and sustainable materials and processes. Material ConneXion is made up of an international team of multidisciplinary experts that bridge the gap between science and design to create practical manufacturing solutions. Material ConneXion’s team includes Ph.D. material scientists and material specialists with cross industry work experience at Fortune 500s and national laboratories.
Intensive discussions between Olli Walden, Maider Irastorza, Andrew H Dent & David Gresham at Material Connexion
Today we are delighted that New York Times has published an article about our new O2asis assortment in today’s issue:
OFFECCT O2asis in New York Times
Read the article here or in print, May 5, 2011, on page D3 of the New York edition
New York Times has also chosen to name our New York distributor MOD (Modern Objects and Design), as well as Jean-Marie Massaud, Front Design and Claesson Koivisto Rune.
Please read more about our O2asis collection here >>