NEW OBJECTS: PETALS™ & PETALS™ ACOUSTIC

Apr 12, 2021

“A flower does not use words to announce its arrival to the world, it just blooms.” 

 

The Design Story 

Spring has sprung and Petals are in full bloom!

Introducing Petals and Petals Acrylic.  Inspired by the natural beauty and elegance of a flower in full bloom, Petals intentionally mimics the subtle nuance of real flower petals in sunlight with the way the light softly glows and gradates across the petals. 

This fixture is equipped with arced petals that are sleek and curved, sparking organic inspiration for composition of the space.   The sweeping curve of the petals joins the central hub, pulling the viewer in visually and creating an almost mesmerizing, calming focal point. Soft, comfortable materials and nature-inspired forms combine to soften some of the harsh industrial materials and finishes common in commercial interiors. 

Petals works outstandingly as a single statement piece.  It can be a central statement fixture over tables or grouped together in clusters to define seating and meeting areas in communal spaces.  

But where it really shines is in clusters of multiples, invoking the look of a sculptural garden or a field of blooming flowers in the spring. Petals truly can create a span of art. The fixture is beautifully refined from above and below so any open space where there is visibility from multiple levels – stairwells, atriums, lobbies – is the perfect flower bed for Petals.   


The Process 

Every small detail of Petals was painstakingly refined in the design process to have proportion and balance across sizes.  The Petals are scaled not just by size, but also in quantity – adding additional petals as the scale increases.  Even the central hub scales with the fixture size.   

Each petal slips into a minimal clear holding clip on the top of the fixture body to assure proper assembly, alignment, and lasting aesthetics. The unique diffuser utilizes silicone extrusion, and the fixture body is fully welded, for a seamless look all around with added quality and durability. Additional attention to diffuser surface brightness helps us achieve visual comfort.   

Petals was painstakingly field-tested by an independent electrical contractor to ensure the installation could be quick and painless.  And it’s flat-packaged for efficient shipping and minimal packaging material usage.  


Petals 

Petals features acrylic decorative petals that are well suited to healthcare and education settings where cleanability and sanitization is of high importance. Numerous materials were tested for the acrylic petals until the perfect combination of opacity and color achieved the perfect look.  When lit the frosted acrylic petals appear ethereal, almost weightless, floating in space. 

FEATURES

  • 24″, 36″, 48″, 60″ & 72″ diameters
  • 1.75” x 1.75” square profile
  • Available in standard white, tunable white, and RGBW
  • Available in 80+ or 90+ CRI
  • Fixtures can be clustered together to create large scale installations
  • Custom sizes, shapes, and configurations are possible

CONSTRUCTION

  • 5MM matte white acrylic petals are easily wiped clean
  • Extruded aluminum body with fully welded seams
  • Revolutionary extruded silicone diffuser with crisp, uniform, and seamless appearance
  • This product meets the material restrictions of Article 4 of the RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU), including Commission Delegated Directive 2015/863
  • Acrylic petals are easily field-installed

 


Petals Acoustic 

With its floral-like arrangement, Petals Acoustic is effervescent and natural. Acoustic materials can provide a juxtaposition to cold industrial materials. Light cascades like fallen rose petals, aptly giving the fixture its name for both form and function. 

Colorfully conjure a field of blooming wildflowers. Or utilize neutral tones and focus on the beauty of light and shadow.  A palette of 25 acoustic colors allows the imagination to flourish with an artful approach to acoustic lighting solutions. 

FEATURES

  • 24″, 36″, 48″, 60″ & 72″ diameters
  • 1.75” x 1.75” square profile
  • Available in standard white, tunable white, and RGBW
  • Available in 80+ or 90+ CRI
  • Fixtures can be clustered together to create large scale installations
  • Custom sizes, shapes, and configurations are possible

CONSTRUCTION

  • 9mm PET felt acoustic petals for sound mitigation 
  • Extruded aluminum body with fully welded seams
  • Revolutionary extruded silicone diffuser with crisp, uniform, and seamless appearance
  • This product meets the material restrictions of Article 4 of the RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU), including Commission Delegated Directive 2015/863
  • Acoustic petals are easily field-installed 

 


Biophilic Design 

Petals organic form blends seamlessly into biophilic design principles.  Biophilic design is described as creating buildings and products that emulate, are inspired by, or incorporate nature. 

Petals brings nature into the corporate environment with its form, and also its Tunable White capability. According to a study by the EPA, the average American spends 90% of their time inside. For adults, much of this time is in a commercial environment. As science and research continues to make the connection between human-centric environments and people’s health, biophilic design has been shown to reduce stress and improve cognitive function, allowing for increased health, wellness, creativity and productivity. 

 


Our Latest Acoustic Solutions Brochure 

We’ve updated our Acoustic Solutions Brochure to include ALL of our Acoustic luminaires, our newly expanded color palette, an acoustic case study, and MORE!

Download it HERE.

 

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