The biggest issue with traditional acoustic panels is that they tend to absorb better high frequencies than low ones (below 500 Hz), and to perform at their best in the mid-range.
In order to sort out this problem, engineers at Caimi have developed a new polymer with variable densities. Thanks to its particular physical properties, this material is able to achieve selective absorption at different frequencies.
Technology, in this case, is not just useful but also beautiful. “The fact that the panels absorb sound on both sides makes them a very powerful tool, not only in terms of function, but also of aesthetics,” say Flap’s designers, Alberto and Francesco Meda. “The end user can place them wherever and thus be granted creative and expressive freedom.”