Offices and public spaces are notoriously loud with people on their phones, in-person conversations, and general ambient noise making it hard to concentrate or have a moment of quiet when needed. Solutions for the problem have been popping up the last few years with furniture and panels being designed to help absorb sound in open spaces, particularly offices where open floors plans have become the norm. Norm Architects has jumped in help with the TUNE Collection for Zilenzio, a series of low and high back sofas that offer space division and sound absorption to create a sense of privacy.
The TUNE Collection provides cozy places to work independently or with others via panels that rise behind the sofas and curve around on the ends like it’s giving the user a hug. Whether the goal is to provide some division in a larger space or to help reduce sound, the sofas do both while offering a modern alternative to classic upholstered panels. The collection includes a 2-seater low back, 2-seater high back, 3-seater low back, and a 3-seater high back, along with two complementary tables to hold laptops, papers, or beverages. Photo: Frederik Alexander Werner;