In her new work for Abstracta, Pia Wallén has employed subtle, yet radical, means of redefining and expanding the role and significance of sound absorbers.
”I wanted to enhance the bracket’s form and thereby transform otherwise purely functional sound-absorbing screens into aesthetic objects unto themselves that add elegance through materials like brass and stainless steel”, explains Pia Wallén.
With Combo Deluxe, Pia Wallén and Abstracta have deepened a collaboration that began in 2016 with the success of Combo Cross. Due to its appearance at the 10 X Design Stories exhibition held at Stockholm’s re-opened Nationalmuseum, Combo Deluxe has already received much attention. Combo Deluxe come in two standard sizes (600x2000x10 mm and 1000x2000x10 mm).
1000 x 2000 x 10 mm
600 x 2000 x 10 mm
Materials and sustainabilityThe sound absorbers come in three different materials, all of which focus on the concept of sustainability. Soundfelt REC black is an exciting acoustic material that is locally manufactured from waste fabric and worn-out PET bottles. Hampa is an acoustic filling manufactured in Småland from hemp. As the name suggests, PET is made from recycled PET bottles and is available in three colours.
Measurements WxHxD (mm)Combo Deluxe panel 600x2000x10 incl.white decorationCombo Deluxe panel 1000x2000x10 incl.white decoration
Design Pia WallénIn Combo Deluxe, the designer combines form with function by turning sound absorber mountings into jewellery, giving life and beauty to the space.