introducing the MUT design x sancal sound-absorbing ‘beetle’
 

introducing the MUT design x sancal sound-absorbing ‘beetle’

 

influenced by a visit to the entomology rooms of a natural science museum, MUT design creates sound-absorbing panels in the shape of a beetle for furniture company sancal. in the interest of resolving the problem of unpleasant background noise, the product aims to find the right balance between sound dissipation and decoration.

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MUT design x sancal mimic the appearance of a beetle

 

 

MUT design’s product for sancal is a decorative but functional design piece which works as an acoustic panel. the five basic shapes can be combined in any way by the customer and up to three panels can be attached to the same base. additionally, the beetles’ stands are made of oak and can be tinted in a range of colours. considering the diversity of textiles, colors and shapes, the design offers a boundless amount of combinations — simulating the biodiversity of beetles in nature.

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merging function and art

MUT design sancal beetle designboom
three different panels can be attached to the same stand

MUT design sancal beetle designboom
functional and decorative design

MUT design sancal beetle designboom
the beetles’ stands can be fixed on the wall horizontally or vertically

MUT design sancal beetle designboom
boundless combinations of colors and shapes

MUT design sancal beetle designboom
the acoustic panels can be fixed on the wall with a simple and smart system

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preliminary paper models  

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mini prototypes from the beetle process

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patterns and textures from the beetle process

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1/5 scales models and final shapes 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynn chaya | designboom

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