Ida Simma


Pleat is a hanging sound absorber whose sculptural design language challenges the perception of what sound absorbers may look like.

The starting point of my degree project was that I wanted to explore my interest in textile crafts, and to apply this to a product context, and in that quest I became fascinated by the field of sound absorption. Sound absorbers are products that have a particular purpose, and that are routinely designed to be as neutral and invisible as possible.

My question has therefore been how I can interpret textile craft methods onto a sculpturally designed sound absorber, in order to make it just as decorative as it is functional. The result is Pleat, a hanging sound absorber for a public environment. 

It is an eye-catcher and decoration in the room, and at the same time, it contributes to a more comfortable sound environment.

Thanks to

Mattias Svensson