Kirei, a provider of eco-friendly design materials for commercial interiors, launched New Horizons, a collection of five new EchoPanel acoustic products featuring simple lines and minimalist textures. Designed and curated in collaboration with distinguished Industrial Designer Michael DiTullo, the new products—EchoEdge, EchoLine45, EchoLine Subway, EchoEmboss, and EchoTile Ascent—are now available in the North American market.
New Horizons joins the existing suite of celebrated EchoPanel products, providing architects and designers with an array of customizable, eco-friendly acoustic solutions that cater to any commercial project’s unique acoustic and aesthetic requirements. As a sustainable design material, Kirei’s EchoPanel is a decorative, acoustically absorbent panel with a felt-like finish, offering sound absorption with aesthetics in 31 colorways. Made from 100 percent PET plastic and containing at least 60 percent post-consumer content, the entire EchoPanel line includes wall panels, ceiling systems, tiles, and partitions.
Highlights of the New Horizons collection include:
EchoEdge: Featuring three standard styles (Level, Wave, and Pulse), with additional customization available, EchoEdge provides radical sound-absorbing feature walls through the modular fin system. Designed to tune out the noise and turn up the visual dynamism, EchoEdge delivers a tactile wall experience ideal for spaces in need of low profile, high-absorption acoustic design.
EchoLine 45: A new angle on love, EchoLine 45 energizes spaces with dynamic lines. EchoLine 45’s classic v-cut grooves, which are placed at 45 degree angles, capture eyes and sound waves alike. Available in four standard widths —.5, 1, 2, and 4 inches—the simple, classic angles are scalable for any sized space, from small reception areas to large public spaces.
EchoLine Subway: A reimagined classic, EchoLine Subway’s modern, streamlined style allows designers to soften an industrial look. The interlocking panels and beveled edges create a completely seamless look while helping to acoustically tune the room.
EchoEmboss: Available in three styles, EchoEmboss embraces the trend of tactile surfaces and 3D textures. These floor-to-ceiling panels, developed by Kirei manufacturing partner Woven Image, create visual depth through the subtle play of light and shadow. Patterns include the linear Zen, the origami-inspired Ion, and the dramatic, diamond-like Gem.
EchoTile Ascent: The peaked shapes of EchoTile Ascent drape large spaces in linear allure. The soft, corrugated design and slight reveal create a consistent, dimensional look. Similarly, the hollow, thermo-formed tiles can achieve an NRC of up to .90 to deliver upscale acoustics disguised as a sophisticated design statement.