Groupe INSEEC is a French business school with campuses worldwide. INSEEC has recently expanded its central London campus, and designer Catherine White was commissioned to design a professional and welcoming interior. To help realise the school’s ambition, Catherine selected Heradesign high-performance acoustic ceilings from Knauf AMF for the campus entrance, reception and meeting rooms.
“I’ve specified Heradesign for several projects, particularly for its excellent sound absorption properties and colour options. Colour was a primary factor in enabling us to create a space that’s dynamic. I like that I can specify Heradesign in any shade and the finished result always looks great.”
Heradesign is an innovative range of ceiling tiles and wall panels manufactured from sustainably sourced wood-wool. Its distinctive textured surface can be matched to a colour of your choice to create truly unique interiors. INSEEC chose two colours to reinforce its corporate identity.
Heradesign offers not only colour choice but a wide range of design options too. Heradesign can be installed using exposed, concealed or semi-concealed grid systems. Rafts, baffles and wall panels provide visual appeal and are ideal for areas where additional acoustic control is required. INSEEC’s ceilings are fitted using a concealed grid to achieve a contemporary aesthetic.
The school’s reception is a busy area with unwanted background noise from internal and external sources. Heradesign’s Class A sound absorption prevents these sounds from becoming a disturbance not just in reception but in adjacent rooms and corridors, helping improve speech intelligibility and contributing to a calmer environment. The adjoining cellular offices are required for confidential meetings. Heradesign is fitted in these spaces to provide room-to-room sound insulation by blocking noise from passing through the walls and improving privacy.
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