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Point of Sale specialists, Vend, have a multi-purpose meeting space that facilitates meetings and conferences between their offices worldwide. For this to be effective, their conferencing approach requires a realistic virtual presence between participants. Room acoustics and speech intelligibility are fundamental components that, when unaddressed, make video conferencing a difficult task.


The Project


With low ceilings, polished concrete floors, and large windows, Vend’s meeting room was an aesthetically pleasing space with high volumes of acoustic reflectance. This caused conference calls across Vend’s multiple locations to be difficult, as voice clarity was compromised.


Turning to Autex was an obvious choice for Material Creative’s Toni Brando; having a relationship since 2010, Autex have become Material Creative’s number one choice for advice, design, and manufacturing of interior acoustics. Toni’s brief was an acoustic solution that was visually unique and affordable, but complimented Vend’s vibrant interior design.

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The Solution

Made from 100% recyclable polyester and achieving a phenomenal minimum NRC rating of 1.3, Autex Lattice in Trapezium was an ideal solution to this project. With an exceedingly high level of sound absorption, Lattice can greatly reduce the reverberation at a standard talking level of 250Hz. Following advice from Autex, four of the 2.4m long Lattices were suspended in Vend’s meeting room to achieve the best outcome.


Due to the unique stepped ceiling design in Vend’s meeting room, careful consideration was taken to ensure the Lattice was fixed correctly. With vast experience in acoustic installations, Nomadtika were able to complement the existing lighting and ceiling design. Placing the Trapezium Lattice so the down lights shone through the Lattice fins resulted in an aesthetically pleasing feature that added to the vibrant Vend appearance.

The Result

When asked about Lattice, Vend’s People and Culture Administrator Jordyn Riley said, “It looks beautiful, and extra awesome” – making it a perfect fit for Vend’s branding and company culture. Most importantly, after installing Lattice, Vend have enjoyed the benefits of having absolutely no echo in their meeting room, resulting in happier staff and productive phone conferences.


Available in three creative designs, Lattice is the perfect solution for reducing reverberated noise and controlling the echo of background chatter.

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