Acoustics - What's all the noise about?

Numerous research studies have confirmed that noise is a primary cause of reduction in productivity and can contribute to stress and illness. Icon has a number of products to help improve the acoustic landscape of your office environment. 

Understanding Acoustic Landscapes

Open, flexible spaces seem to be the order of the day in modern office design and whilst they can aid communication and collaboration, the noise associated with this type of arrangement can have a negative impact. At Icon, we can help you identify problem areas at design & build stage - or in an existing occupied space - and offer expert advice and a range of products to help reduce noise, offer privacy where needed and increase productivity.

Which Icon products can help?

We use a variety of core materials to achieve the best sound absorption in the speech frequency range of 500 - 4000 Hz, while maintaining the integrity and strength of the screens.

Fabric panels for walls, storage cabinets and ceilings help absorb noise whilst still looking attractive. The Zorb panels can be upholstered in fabric or covered with graphics, to match any kind of office design. Create a visually stunning, but also practical, piece of art.

Stitch & Simple Blades
Increase acoustic absorption in the office with beautifully upholstered desk screens - Stitch & Simple. These luxurious fabric blades have a 20mm dense BASF acoustic foam core, a rating of NRC 0.6 and are available in a plethora of different colours to suit your scheme.

Freestanding Stitch & Simple
If you want to create a bit of privacy, or a little peace and quiet in an otherwise busy workplace, Freestanding Stitch and Freestanding Simple are also available as NRC 0.6 rated screens, giving you flexibility to create the space you need instantly.

System 02
Designed to block the direct path of sound at 480mm high or greater, the chunky 36mm System 02 range is highly flexible and functional. It provides good sound absorbing properties (NRC 0.6) on both sides of the screen to reduce reflection of seated workstation users close to the source.

System 05
This 30mm angular profile is our most popular system screen, available in desk and freestanding options. Combined with a 20mm BASF acoustic core, System 05 offers an NRC of 0.6.

System 06
Our flexible System 06 consists of a high density sound blocking core sandwiched between two layers of sound absorbing material. At heights of 1200mm or greater this screen will block all the direct sound and absorb noise at NRC 0.7. Use it as a cubicle to create personal work space, define meeting areas for team working or even as a dividing wall.

Designed to maximise sound absorption for collaboration and breakout areas, Seven is an elegant curved freestanding screen system upholstered with heat bonded foam backed fabric. Available as either NRC 1.0 or NRC 0.7.