WhisperArt®

Acoustic Art

WhisperArt® is fabric-covered acoustic art perfect for areas where noise negatively affects the soundscape, while adding a visual dimension to the space.

Each WhisperArt® panel is constructed with a patented rigid polymer frame extrusion that eliminates the use of adhesives, nails, tacks, or tape while maintaining constant rigidity. This system allows you to recycle the framework while changing the fabric ‘skin’ if it is damaged or a change of decoration is required.

How It Works

Each panel contains an acoustic absorber. The soundwaves pass through the outer skin of fabric, through to the infill where the sound energy is absorbed. The WhisperArt© absorber (25mm) NRC Rating is 0.85.

The Detail

The acoustic absorbers are manufactured from thermally bonded polyester fibre with up to 80% recycled fibre content from post-consumer PET packaging such as empty drink bottles.

  • Green Tag certified
  • Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Certified in accordance with ISO 14025
  • Product Health Declaration (PHD) certified
  • Declare certified
  • Suitable for Green Star™ projects
  • No red list chemicals are present
  • No ozone-depleting gases are used during the manufacturing process
  • Safe, non-irritant, non-toxic, and non-allergenic
  • Products are 100% recyclable
  • High reuse potential
  • Tested to AS ISO 9705 Corner Burn in accordance with AS 5637.1
  • Group 1 SMOGRA not more than 100m2 /s2 x 1000
  • AS 1530.3
  • Ignitability: 0
  • Spread of Flame: 0
  • Heat Evolved: 0
  • Smoke Developed: 0-1

A range of flame retardant fabric with a modified weave is used for our art, allowing air to freely pass through, whilst maintaining printed integrity. Corfu, Arizona and Linen Look are some of the most popular.

All art can be box framed with a selection of sustainably sourced timber finishes.

Ask our team for more information, specific to your project requirements.

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? Head to our extensive Image Library. The library provides a curated collection of designs ranging from abstract, landscapes, photographic and botanicals that suit any project.

There is a range of custom sizes or we can customise. However, transportation of the panels must be considered. The maximum size is 1200 x 2400mm.

Each panel is reinforced with four corner inserts that are riveted into the track profile.

100mm of bleed is used for tucking the fabric and for proper alignment of patterns.

WhisperArt® is supplied fully assembled and ready to hang, just like normal artwork. Installation is simple and is done using a plastic or aluminium split batten z-clip (included) connecting to the panel’s track profile. The other half is screwed into the wall. Screws are not included.

Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment. If subject to spillage, blot  immediately. Keep blotting until spillage is removed. Warm soapy water or upholstery shampoo can be used for any marks or stains. Pre-test all solutions on a hidden area. Always rinse with clean water and blot dry to finish. If in any doubt, contact Materialised.

Technical Overview & Drawings

WhisperArt technical overview
WhisperArt framed technical specs (1)
WhisperArt – With Frame
Polymer track stretching system (bold lines)
Absorber (curved lines)
Fabric (dashed lines)
WhisperArt unframed technical specs
WhisperArt – Without Frame
Polymer track stretching system (bold lines)
Absorber (curved lines)
Fabric (dashed lines)

Materialised manufactures 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 +61 (0)2 8558 3500 or sales@materialised.com


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