Offecct recreates the tiles of Frank Lloyd Wright's historic Ennis House - architecture and design

Offecct recreates the tiles of Frank Lloyd Wright's historic Ennis House



Dezeen promotion: the Mayan-inspired tiles that clad one of Frank Lloyd Wright's celebrated Textile Houses have beenrecreated byOffecctas acousticwall panels.
Swedish furniture brand Offecct teamed up with theFrank Lloyd Wright Foundationto create the Soundwave Ennis acoustic tile.
The design is based on the decorative tiles that the American modernist architect used on the walls of theEnnis House in Los Angeles. Built in 1924, it was the largest of the four Textile Block Houses, which are all early examples of Mayan Revival architecture.
The house's geometrically patterned reliefs were cast in concrete to use for Wright's building.But Offecct's version is made from recyclable moulded polyester and is designed to be used on interior surfaces.
"The Ennis block pattern is not only beautiful, its geometry also inhabits the potential to absorb sound," said Offecct.
"By keeping Wright's design intact but transferring it from concrete which lacks acoustic properties to our felt material, it becomes a high performing acoustic panel."
Ennis is the latest addition toOffecct'sSoundwave collection, a range of 16 acoustic panels designed to reduce background noise and echoes in a room.
All 16 were created by different designers. The first panel was designed by Helsinki-based designer Teppo Asikainen in 1999, while other contributors includeCatalan designer Mario Ruiz and Danish architecture firm3XN.

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