russian design studio aotta presents new sound-absorbing, lightweight organic material — the new panels are made of hemp husks, which are usually disposed of like a useless waste. formed by peeling whole seeds, the husks are a biodegradable and cheap resource. 


hemp panels are in harmony with concrete

 

 

aotta’s hemp husk panels are a natural porous membrane that absorbs sound reflections, regulates the humidity and temperature in the interiors, creating a comfortable and healthy space. the designers preserve the shape of the original natural raw material, creating a unique surface pattern with an unusual visual and tactile effect. the composition of the binder provides 100% biodegradability of panels, but it is sufficiently stable for long-term use inside the interiors. the panels are non-flammable and have antifungal properties. 


the material has a coarse, porous texture

 


closeup of the texture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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