Interior design

The Future Interiors Point Towards Acoustic Designs

Rockfon Brand & Communication Team
May 5, 2022

Current design focus has been on the aesthetic and visual aspect; however, architects and interior designers are turning away from the traditional visuals in favour of an environment that satisfied not just the eyes, but also other senses like the ears.


Kinglsey Napley Offices, London. Balance the acoustics and aesthetics with Rockfon Mono Acoustic

The well-being and indoor quality highly influence the designs, where acoustic plays an important role for the building performance, the environment, and the people.

Add Acoustics as a Design Element to the Interior Canvas   

The modern interior designs are no longer solely focusing on visual aesthetics and presentation. With well-being high on the design agenda, the built environment needs to touch all elements and aspects of human life, for example, architectural acoustics.  

The sound environment has become a strong player on the architects’ or designers’ board. It doesn’t compromise with visual appeal but works in tandem to create an engaging experience for users, by playing with sounds that make them hear and interact without small disturbances. We’ve all experienced struggling to concentrate in school, the office buzz negatively influences our productivity, or finds it difficult to hear with the room is full of noise distractions. These examples are often where the interior design focus on visual appeal, and not on the acoustics. Since humans spend 90% of our lives indoor, surrounding sound should be the core of our design focus.  

The current industrial design trend brings many hard surfaces into the interior design. With concrete walls and flooring, glass walls, and exposed ceilings, these materials simply can’t absorb the sound but simply reverberate it directly back, giving a noisy environment. By using outstanding acoustics, the interior space is in harmony, balancing between visual appeal and sound quality.  

Take Control of the Sound in your Interior Design 

We’re surrounded by sound and whether you’re in the office, at school, or enjoying a movie in the theatre, you need to feel comfortable. Being able to concentrate, perform, and relax without losing attention is the key in all interior designs nowadays. Our well-being is sensitive and being exposed to excessive noise can lead to high levels of stress, headaches, and influence our sleep.  

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Manage Distractive Noises around the Office

Offices usually aim for open plan landscape to have a more fluid workflow among colleagues, but it can be challenging due to noises. The work environment needs to foster different work modes, either for collaboration or for concentrating on individual tasks.

In other words, it sets the standard high for sound control by adding high-quality acoustic design solutions. Usually, offices choose an acoustic ceiling or wall solution to harmonise the needs giving the best possible acoustic control.  


Turn Noisy Schools into Learning Hubs

In educational settings, interactions between teachers and students or between students and their peers are inevitable. Good acoustics improves learning outcomes, performance, and development as it ensures that the information is correctly transferred. And acoustic performance is a major element of inclusive interior design in education, which helps to make every student feel welcomed, valued, and heard.

Special requirements for schools and noise levels demand acoustic solutions with high flexibility, where it can offer wall to ceiling solution or solutions build to resistant and withstand high impact.


Sound is a primary consideration when designing a leisure interior. It can ease the space, creating the perfect ambience to enhance the experience, set the tone, and the feel of the specific space.  A noise-absorbing ceiling or wall solution can soften everything from loud machinery to bubbly conversations.   

Create the Sound of Good Health  

The built environment in hospitals needs to generate the right atmosphere to keep the patients and caregivers comfortable, safe, and healthy. Noise from equipment, patients, staff and medical alerts can make the patients sleep less and recover slowly.  

That is to say, a noisy healthcare institution is an unhealthy one. With a good acoustic solutions, we can create  a calm environment where patients can rest, heal, and feel more at home.  

Sustain your Interior Design with our Acoustic Designs 

 It is no doubt that noise absorbing solutions can affect positively on the performance and the attractiveness of the building from potentials buyers and tenants. Buildings having noise absorbing solutions are becoming more popular, more sophisticated, as well as they are more adjustable for the different purposes. The acoustic focus is now more commonly known and implemented in the start of the design process.  

These solutions also offer a greener and more sustainable profile. This matches with the sustainable movement in the design world, focusing on a greener construction plan and the choice of materials, including its durability, light reflection and diffusion, and fire performance. Rockfon acoustic ceiling design has a long-lasting lifecycle with eco-efficient performance and recycled raw materials that consume fewer resources and create less waste.  

Why Should you Choose an Acoustic Ceiling and Wall Solution for your Design?  

There are many options for add an extra finish to your dull ceiling and wall canvas. As an architect or interior designer, you know that the right design can make a big impact on how a space feels. And when it comes to creating a peaceful and productive environment, nothing beats the right acoustic ceiling and wall solution.

Rockfon offers a wide portfolio with acoustic design solutions giving the right acoustic element in your design, while bringing more natural light in. Our products guarantee giving a brighter atmosphere and clean canvas not contributing to VOC emission and spread of bacteria. We’re proud that 90% of our portfolio is Cradle to Cradle certified giving your interior a safe, sustainable partner that support a circular economic.  

Rockfon acoustic solutions help elevate the interaction with sound design, influencing everything from performance in schools to offices to the way patients heal in healthcare facilities to the customer who feels a breeze when dining.