Ecophon has expanded its vertical acoustics offer with the addition of Akusto One panels to its Akusto family, which currently consists of Akusto Wall and Akusto Screen.

Walls, screens and now panels within the Akusto range are designed to reduce echoes, enhance speech clarity and improve acoustic performance. The new Akusto One vertical independent sound absorbers come in circular, rectangular and square-shaped designs, are 40mm deep and have white or grey painted edges. By combining these standard shapes, innovative designs and patterns can be created on a wall.

The panels are lightweight and easy to install – using Ecophon’s innovative Connect One accessories – and provide a cost-effective solution for exceptional acoustics and innovative aesthetics.

Good acoustics are a crucial component of any well-designed interior space, with commercial, educational or healthcare settings all demanding varying acoustic requirements. To suit the environment in which the panels are being used, Akusto One can be produced in either a smooth, easy-to-clean surface or a fabric textured finish that boasts a more colourful, on-trend palette for expressive wall or screen solutions. For more challenging spaces such as sports facilities, impact-resistant wall panels are available.

The panels are manufactured from third generation high-density glass wool with high recycled content and no added formaldehyde, meeting the strictest indoor climate standards in the world. The wool also meets fire safety demands and has been tested and classified as non-combustible according to EN ISO 1182.

Ecophon’s marketing manager, Will Jones, said: “Installing Akusto One really is as quick and easy as hanging a picture, making the specification of these creatively shaped panels an effective solution from a design, acoustic performance and cost perspective.”