SuperSimply Absorbent Panel

Probably the quicker, easier and cheaper design ever.


This absorbent panel is probably the quicker, easier and cheaper design ever. Maybe its look are not "as professional" as other ones, but acoustically speaking, it works as good as any other. If you are low on budget, it's probably your best option so... let's start!

Tools and Materials

Step 1: Cut the wood strips

In order to make the frame we will use a simple manual saw to cut your wood strip into 4 smaller strips of 60cm long.

Step 2: Glue the wood strips together

The idea is to make a square shape with the wood strips. In order to do so we will stick them together with white glue and staple them to keep the strips tightly together while the glue dries.

Step 3: Prepare the fabric and the rockwool

Start cutting Rockwool rectangles measuring 60x60cm. And prepare two fabric rectangles. One measuring 80x80cm and the second one measuring 60x60cm

Step 4: Staple the fabric to the wood frame

We use the big piece of fabric measuring 80x80cm. First we staple two opposite sides we start with the corners to try to keep the fabric a bit tense and looking nice. Then we can put a staple in the center of each side and in some more in betwen the first three.

Second  we staple the two remaining sides like when wrapping a box for a gift with paper.

Step 5: Seal the Panel

We use the small piece of fabric measuring 60x60cm to close the panel. We start stapling at the corners like we did before to make the fabric  tense and looking nice. In order to have a nice finish we bend a little bit the fabric so it has no loose threads.

The finished Super Simply Panel

Now you should have your very first Super Simply Absorbent Panel in your hands. I hope it looks great, but don't worry if it's not perfect. You will do it better with the next ones now that you know the process.

A Super Simply Panel relaxing in open furniture from MediaLab Prado

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