Knauf AMF Heradesign ceiling rafts have been installed at Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) new Premier Lounge at London Heathrow Airport. Architect firm Bramble Design was appointed to design the interior using SIA’s corporate style and to ensure materials selected complied with Heathrow’s stringent requirements.

Manufactured from wood-wool, Heradesign ceiling panels are lightweight, easy to cut and versatile as they can be fitted as a suspended ceiling, hung as rafts or fins, or directly onto walls or ceilings. Their natural woven finish, which closely matched the grain and texture of the original SIA concept, is available in five face patterns, a wide range of sizes and edge details, and many colours.

Heradesign offers the highest level of sound absorption (Class A) which effectively reduces the impact of intrusive background noise so passengers can wait for their flight in a calm environment.

Kunal Vekaria at HLS Installation, who fitted the ceiling rafts, commented: “Knauf AMF worked with us to ensure the fixings would hold and advised on how to ensure the panels would sit flush.”