ARCHISONIC® Cotton is an innovative solution that addresses the issue of sound absorption while being fully circular. Circularity is a concept that has gained traction in recent years and refers to the idea of including the end of life of a product into its design process. The result of this is a product that can go back to the production line and be fully reused through a series of processes that are inherently restorative and regenerative. This means that they aim to eliminate waste and pollution while creating a closed-loop system in which resources are used efficiently and sustainably.
ARCHISONIC® Cotton embodies this concept by using only sustainable materials in its production process. The main component of the material is a cellulose derived from cotton linters, a by-product of the cotton industry that would otherwise be discarded. The production process is also designed to be circular, recycling, and reusing water while minimising waste.
The material is completely reusable, with 100% of the sound absorbers able to be returned to the production process at the end of their life cycle. This not only reduces waste, but also ensures that resources are used efficiently, and that the product can be used indefinitely by simply reshaping and adding no more than water without degrading the quality of the materials.
This revolutionary material offers a range of 24 colours obtained using natural earth pigments. These colours match the existing ARCHISONIC® Felt, based on upcycled PET, a collection that has been carefully curated by the trend scouts at Colour Hive. This attention to detail ensures that the product not only meets the functional requirements of sound absorption, but also offers a beautiful and natural aesthetic that is in line with current design trends.
The material is handmade in Italy, combined with Swiss engineering to ensure that each tile meets the highest standards of quality and beauty. In addition, ARCHISONIC® Cotton can absorb up to 60% of sound, making it a highly effective acoustic absorber. It has been designed to meet the most demanding professional requirements, making it a popular choice for a wide range of applications.
Overall, ARCHISONIC® Cotton is an innovative and sustainable solution that embodies the concept of circularity. By using natural and renewable materials, designing a closed-loop production process, and ensuring that the product is fully recyclable, it offers a restorative and regenerative solution to the problem of sound absorption.