Custom baffles add striking color and acoustic control for a downtown showroom.
Atmosphere Commercial Interiors is committed to fostering long-term business relationships. The company serves organizations of every size around the globe, from startup to Fortune 500, in corporate, healthcare, education, and hospitality.
In 2017, the company began a full renovation of two floors in the historic Young Quinlan building, their Minneapolis headquarters. The renovation included a 30,000-sq.-ft. WORKLAB and office-furniture showroom that highlights the newest products, finishes, and work environment. Incorporating residential and commercial features, the WORKLAB offers a balance between collaborative and individual spaces.
To mirror the color of the flooring carpet runner on the ceiling, the design team initially considered fabric-wrapped baffles. Sonex linear custom baffles from pinta acoustic inc., Minneapolis (pinta-acoustic.com), added striking color because it could be custom coated to match Atmosphere’s corporate aquamarine color.
“It’s vital for us to maintain an updated look. The architect’s design exposed the original terrazzo floor and opened up the front entrance with glass,” said Susan Jakusz, operations manager at Atmosphere. “The design is ideal for the WORKLAB, which is also a beta workspace partnership between Steelcase and Microsoft. It combines technology and a unique creative work environment where many employees do not have designated desks and choose where they work.”
The office is equipped with sensors to provide valuable insight into how the space is being used. Large monitors display available work areas.
In addition to offering a streamlined appearance, the baffles absorb unwanted sound reflecting off glass, gypsum, the floors, and other hard surfaces. Made from pinta acoustic’s Class 1 fire-rated willtec foam, the baffles are available in lengths to 96 in. with depths from 6 to 24 in.