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Etnia and Acustica – Lamps with Sound Absorbing Properties

Fabbian’s research continues in order to offer lighting solutions that are functional and appealing, as well as attentive to the quality of the environment by guaranteeing high acoustic comfort while respecting the environment by using recycled PET materials. Read on.

After Acustica (a family of lamps available in suspension and wall versions presented in 2021), the Etnia suspension lamp designed by MinelliFossati design studio was presented at the Salone del Mobile.Milano 2023. The same designers Gio Minelli and Marco Fossati who had designed Acustica thus giving continuity to a design path that defines new forms for lamps that can be used in both residential and public spaces.

Etnia - Indoor Lamps with Sound Absorbing Properties, Office Lighting Ideas,

Etnia – Indoor Lamp with Sound Absorbing Properties

As a reflection on the concepts of community and affinity, the Etnia system consists of a very simple linear element with direct and indirect light and interchangeable panels, suspended between a pair of aluminum profiles. The panels are lined with sound-absorbing fabrics in various colors and are available with customized finishes. These colors and textures create an interaction with the light, giving it dynamism and helping to define a perfect synthesis between the technical world and the decorative world.

Etnia is a collection of indoor pendant lamps with sound-absorbing properties, consisting of panels made from recycled PET covered in colored fabric. The black anodized aluminum structure has an upper diffuser in opaline PMMA (Polymethylmethacrylate) and a lower diffuser in micro-prismatic PMMA. The LED source is available in an ON OFF version, or with double control of the uplight and downlight flows with PUSH 1..10V, PUSH 1..10V DALI, or phase cut systems. The power supply is integrated, and all the versions are high-efficiency and ripple-free.

Etnia - Indoor Lamps with Sound Absorbing Properties, Office Lighting,

AcusticaLampshade Inspired by a Drum Cymbal

Etnia completes Fabbian’s range in addition to Acustica, which features a large, slim lampshade inspired by a drum cymbal but reverses the musical concept by absorbing sound from the space, to create a high level of acoustic comfort.

Acustica - Lampshade Inspired by a Drum Cymbal, Designer Lighting Ideas,

Its naturally inclined angle, and its lightness, make possible dynamic and creative compositions of multiple lamps, whilst the light source itself remains central and fixed. Acustica is available in a range of color variations, and is ideal for use in public spaces such as restaurants and luxury offices, as well as large waiting areas.

Acustica - Lampshade Inspired by a Drum Cymbal, Designer Indoor Lighting,

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