Originally Posted by Spall
I'm having some broadband absorbers made up for me shortly and I'm looking for inspiration. These will be hard wood frames complimented by nice joins and be a combination of function and ultra good looks.
I guess I'm reaching out to lovers of fine looking furniture here perhaps, because what I'm aiming for is something that will impart as much style into the room as effective absorption. Funnily enough for inspiration I've been looking at nicely crafted book shelving and the like.
Can anyone point me to any photos of absorbers that may be in line with what I'm after? Nicely finished, bold and stylish. Something out of the ordinary perhaps?
Are you treating a control room, live room, music listening room or home
theater ? Or something else entirely ? I'm curious because I don't see
much reason to have beautiful furniture quality absorbers in a control
room. High end live and listening rooms seem to go to diffusion much more
than absorption (or at least what absorption there is is concealed). That
leaves home theater but again the absorption is usually concealed.
I'm currently an ex furnituremaker and have been giving some thought
myself to making interior decorator quality treatment. Not an easy task.
I think the more you can hide/integrate the absorption the nicer it will
look. Glenn's coffee table is nice but you're going to need a lot more
absorption than that for any kind of effect. The absorbers with printed
artwork / photos (that Glenn also sells) look pretty good, but they have
no 'furniture' showing. Maybe something similar but with a nice painting-
style frame ? (but again you'd need a lot of them and your room will end
up looking like Dumpledore's office).
I find this concert hall
inspiring. I'm guessing the light panels are absorption
that has been added recently. I think a slightly darker material would have
looked better though.