At Svensson, we develop textile solutions that create environments where people thrive and feel good. An important factor for well-being is pleasant acoustics.
Here we share our combined knowledge and experience together with experts from different industries and areas.
How does sound move about a room?
In a room with a good acoustics, our brains don’t need to waste energy processing irritating sounds that have no informational value. This gives us a greater capacity for remembering, solving problems, and managing useful information. The knowledge of how sound moves about in a room is very important for us at Svensson where we produce noise-rated textiles. In this article, we teach you about the fundamentals of how noise is created and how it impacts us
Environments for wellbeing
“The most important factors of all for sound absorption are weave construction, thread and weight. But as a designer, I think it’s really important to remember aesthetics too,” says Pernilla McGillivray, textiles designer at Svensson, adding, “in fact, all the textiles in a room have an impact on the sound environment. With that in mind, it might be worth having an acoustic dress code.”
Textiles designer, Pernilla McGillivray, and informatics researcher, Martin Ljungdahl Eriksson, talk textiles and wellbeing.
The workplace of the future is social
The coronavirus pandemic has made it clear that for most office workers, working from home works just as well if not better than working at the office.
- When I look to the future, I see a change in the nature of offices, with them becoming more flexible, more social and divided into zones,” says industrial placement PhD candidate Martin Ljungdahl Eriksson.