Acoustic office design in the spotlight at Surface Design Show

Acoustic office design will be the focus for Ecophon, part of leading international materials company Saint-Gobain, at the Surface Design Show held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London (5-7 February).

Showcasing its most innovative products for use in office environments, visitors to stand 413 will be able to see how design and acoustic performance can combine to great effect. Solutions will include Ecophon’s Wall Panels, Solo™ free hanging acoustic rafts, Soundlight Comfort which includes integrated Philips LED lighting and Focus™ Lp acoustic ceiling tiles.

A recent survey carried out by Ecophon revealed that more than half (54%) of office workers believe that the acoustic environment made it difficult to work, highlighting a real need to ensure workspaces are designed with sound in mind.

Whether you are looking for a direct fix to wall, a more traditional suspended ceiling or rafts suspended from the ceiling, Ecophon has a whole host of solutions that offer flexibility and choice for architects and interior designers.    

Texona and Muralis wall panels are available in a range of colours and unique designs while the Solo range has been expanded to include the Regular and Freedom collections which encompass set geometric shapes as well as the option to create bespoke shapes in a range of colours. Solo Wall also gives a frame free option that is fixed direct to the wall and can be digitally printed.

Soundlight Comfort is the result of collaboration with Philips to create a free hanging acoustic lighting island with integrated LEDs and is ideally suited for Thermally Activated Building Systems (TABS), while Focus Lp acoustic ceiling tiles are used to highlight direction and installed using a semi-concealed Connect grid system.    


For more information please contact Rachel Meagher or Bethan Simkins at Target PR on 01242 633100,

Note to Editors

Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2010 sales of €40.1 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees.

In the UKand Ireland, some of the best known and respected companies in the construction industry are part of Saint-Gobain. Alongside Ecophon, these include British Gypsum, Isover, Solaglas, Weber, Saint-Gobain Glass, Saint-Gobain PAM, Pasquill, and Saint-Gobain Solar. Together they offer a range of high performance energy-saving products and solutions to help create a more sustainable built environment.

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About Us

As one of the leading suppliers of suspended ceilings, Saint-Gobain Ecophon provides acoustic solutions to create better working environments across a variety of industry sectors. Ecophon’s range of ceiling tiles, rafts, wall panels and baffles help to reduce excessive reverberation and optimise sound quality. Ecophon provides a whole range of specialist services from acoustic calculations, technical support, design and integration details to liaising directly with project architects to provide advice on the most appropriate acoustic and aesthetic solution.