Pophouse, Acoufelt Introduce Sound Management Panels Inspired by Detroit Architecture

Detroit-based Pophouse and Acoufelt, which is based in Australia and has its North American headquarters in Clawson, have formed a partnership to launch a collection of QuietPrint acoustic panels, titled 1912.
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Louis QuietPrint acoustic panels in meeting room
Pophouse and Acoufelt have introduced the 1912 line of QuietPrint acoustic panels, which are printed with designs inspired by Detroit architecture. The Louis pattern, pictured, was inspired by the Fisher Building. // Photo courtesy of Acoufelt

Detroit-based Pophouse and Acoufelt, which is based in Australia and has its North American headquarters in Clawson, have formed a partnership to launch a collection of QuietPrint acoustic panels, titled 1912.

The companies will use Acoufelt’s acoustic expertise and Pophouse’s design. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Acoufelt offers sound management solutions for working, learning, and living spaces.

Pophouse created a collection of five classically inspired patterns that pulls inspiration from hand-painted textures, exploration of shape and form, and the cultural and architectural landscape of Detroit. Each pattern is available in four colors.

The collection’s linework and pattern is derived from Detroit’s Art Deco architecture legacy to create pattern vignettes. Hand-painted works by the Pophouse design team were digitally incorporated into the patterns, creating a marbleized texture.

“This partnership is important because acoustics are a crucial design element when creating comfortable shared spaces – for productivity and the mental and physical well-being of occupants,” says Jennifer Janus, president of Pophouse. “By elevating the design of these acoustic products, we can bring form and function together to create an environment that looks as good as it performs.”

Each design in the collection has been named after the architects and designers who were instrumental to the design and construction of the Detroit buildings.

“We are impressed and excited by the passion, knowledge, and design vision displayed by Jennifer and her design team at Pophouse,” says Ben Grace, founder and CEO of Acoufelt. “Proper sound management within the built environment increases one’s ability to understand, communicate, and focus. Acoufelt provides this contribution through quality materials and design excellence.”

Pophouse specializes in interior, industrial, and environmental graphic design. It was founded in 2013 and offers design projects including finishes, space plans, custom furniture, branding, wayfinding, signage, and artwork. Its clients include General Motors Co., the Rocket Family of Cos., and Delta Air Lines.

Acoufelt uses physics, material science, and art to manage the flow of sound through spaces and buildings.

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