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Acoustic Art

Noise and sound that isn’t managed properly interferes with task performance, enjoyment of a space, speech intelligibility, behaviour, and can be a stress inducer.

This unwanted noise can disrupt the work flow in an office space, interrupt relaxation at a hotel or restaurant, intrude on patients recovering in hospital, and disturb people living in aged care facilities.

Our WhisperArt® acoustic art delivers an effective, affordable and adjustable acoustic solution – perfect for any area where noise negatively effects the soundscape – while adding a visual dimension to the space.

Art Options

We understand that every space is unique, therefore our custom design options allow for an almost unlimited choice of design and colour, or you may choose to use your own images.

Can’t decide what images to use? Materialised makes choosing the perfect image as easy as possible through our extensive Image Library. The library provides an extensive collection of designs ranging from abstract, landscapes, photographic and botanicals that suit any project.

What Are The Benefits Of WhisperArt®?

All Acoustic Art systems are designed to securely hold fabric without the use of adhesives, nails, tacks or tape. This allows you to recycle the framework while changing the fabric ‘skin’ if it is damaged or a change of decoration is required. The system allows for the precise matching of both patterns and repeat at all seam locations if using multiple panels.

How Does It Work?

Each WhisperArt® panel is constructed with a robust PVC tracking system that contains an acoustic polyester infill, which is the sound absorber. The sound waves pass through the outer skin of fabric, through to the infill where the sound energy is absorbed.

Flame Retardancy

Each of our panels are faced with corfu, a flame retardant fabric that has a modified weave, allowing air to freely pass through it. This fabric passes the acoustic ‘blow test’ successfully whilst maintaining printed colour beautifully.

Acoustic Infill Performance / NRC

Similar to our Acoustic Draperies and Blind Fabric, the acoustic fabric and acoustic infill are awarded an NRC (Noise Reduction Coefficient) rating. The NRC relates to the absorption effectiveness of the material, and is calculated by averaging how absorptive a material is at different frequencies. The average is applied to the NRC scale of 0 to 1. A number 1 result is perfectly absorptive material, whereas a 0 indicates no absorption.

Can I Customise The Size Of My Art Panels?

Each Acoustic Art & Pin is produced to specification, so we can create any size requested. However, transportation of the panels must be considered, the option for oversized pieces to be sectionalized into more manageable sizes is available.

How Do I Get The Best Acoustic Outcome?

This will largely depend on the space the art is going in, as each area has a different reverberation behaviour. Some suggest about 30% of wall coverage will ‘tame’ a noisy room, although any acoustic panel addition would help. For a specific acoustic outcome, consult with an Acoustic Engineer.

Materialised manufacture Acoustic Art in-house. This commitment to quality is defining the new standard for design flexibility, acoustical performance and value.

For more information, please contact us on: 02 8558 3500 or email us at