Ecophon – new Focus™ on acoustic design

The spectrum of sounds that surround us in the workplace, and the different acoustic characteristics created by the way we use interior spaces, can be as varied as the colours of the rainbow; a fact highlighted by the timely update of Ecophon’s comprehensive Focus range.

Along with an even greater choice of colours and improvements to installation and transition details, the acoustic ceiling family now also includes a new and innovative solution – Ecophon Focus Ez™.

Ecophon recognises the way in which the senses of sight and hearing are inextricably linked in creating people’s perception of their surroundings; and therefore the necessity of considering both together when designing interiors. Through the combined offering of vibrant colour and outstanding acoustic control, the essence of Focus is in delighting the eyes while soothing the mind.

As Ecophon’s most comprehensive product family, Focus was created with people and their activities in mind. Focus offers excellent acoustic properties and appealing looks, giving the opportunity for visual air and exibility so almost any project need can be met.

But before the solution can be implemented, it is important to truly understand the acoustic challenge of the room itself. Ecophon calls this approach ‘activity based acoustic design’, a concept that considers three main influences: Activity, People and Space.

The designer is invited to evaluate the noise, which could be generated by occupants from phone calls, meetings, lessons or perhaps a performance; as well as the personality, age range and other attributes of the occupants. These factors must then be considered alongside the size, location and materials forming the space.

Analysis completed, the appropriate acoustic treatment is utilised to control the reflection, propagation and reverberation of sound within the space, helping to create acoustic comfort as well as visual interest.

The revised Focus™ family of products encompasses an expanded range of 16 Akutex™ colours, inspired by the tones found in nature. There are 11 standard sizes, 10 edge details and six innovative design solutions addressing locations such as level changes and wall transitions.

New to the family is Ecophon Focus™ Ez: an asymmetric tegular tile, which can be installed in different orientations to create angles and forms across the ceiling. Ez also integrates easily with any of the three different lighting solutions available to enhance a ceiling installation.

Focus™ offers interior designers, architects and acousticians an unrivalled toolbox for creating an activity-based solution to a building’s audible performance, combined with visual impact.

Alan Crampton, Regional Manager Ireland, Scotland and North of England, on 01256 850977 or 07979 703 421 or

Andrew Acheson, Area Sales Manager for NI, on 07717 538 983, or

Siobhan McGuinness, Area Sales Manager for the RoI, on 00353 87 9189149 or