Produced as a team effort between French architecture and design firm Outsign and German building materials giant Knauf, Organic is a wood-wool tile designed to be eco- and design-friendly. Manufactured with wood fibers and treated with sunflower-oil paints, Organic does not transmit VOC and is environmentally sustainable while offering acoustic and aesthetic benefits. Whether for use on walls or ceilings, Organic tiles “will allow you to firmly express your creativity and difference.”
Organic Acoustical Tiles. Designed by Outsign and Knauf. Manufactured by Knauf.
Patterns and Palettes Inspired by the Natural World
The Organic range of acoustical tiles takes its cue from nature. Patterns that present elements of the natural world include Wind & Leaves, which features leaves sprinkled on a plain background; Woods, which presents winter branches; and Vegetal Rhythmics, which pictures vertical lines of differing slants (expressionistic tree trunks or pine needles perhaps). The Organic collection comes in three color palettes: Fractal Poetry (blues, slates, grays), Urban World (bright colors such as magenta, coral, and teal), and Natural Life (warm earth tones).
Organic tiles are also interesting due to their interesting texture—something akin to spaghetti squash. From afar, you can simply admire the color or design of the tiles. For ceilings, most onlookers will focus on the spots of yellow or blue. A closer inspection will reveal the sinuous interconnections of the material. On walls, people will note the three-dimensional quality of the shaggy wood-wool composite.
About the Manufacturer: Knauf was founded in 1932 by the brothers Karl and Dr. Alfons N. Knauf. The German-based company continues to be family-owned and operated. Knauf produces building materials and construction systems, offering gypsum products including plasterboard, plaster, and screeds; insulation products including glasswool, rock mineral wool, wood wool cement, and extruded and expanded polystyrene; and other building products including ceiling tiles and rolled metal sections.