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Widex – the single world leading manufacturer of the hearing aids raised the quality index by seven percentage points using a mix of our top sound absorbers and privacy screens solutions.
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Have you ever wondered what the difference is between sound frequency and sound level? Do you know what the Lombard effect is? If you don’t have a clue, don’t worry, because today we’re carrying on with our Jargon Buster series. 

In the last article, we broke down lighting industry jargon. This time, we’re talking about six of the most common terms used in acoustics. As always, we promise to avoid the overly complex, scientific mumbo-jumbo. Let’s start! 

Sound

What is sound itself? Sound is a variation in air pressure that ears can detect. A sound source (for example, your mouth while speaking) emits air pressure changes that travel as a sound wave at a speed of approximately 340 meters per second. When energy from the sound source reaches the eardrum, sensitive bones within it vibrate, and the auditory nerve signals to the brain that we’re hearing something.

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Sound waves travel much faster in water than they do in air. Sound travels 4.3 times faster in water than it does in air of the same temperature. That’s why water animals, like dolphins, can communicate over such long distances (up to 10 kilometers).  

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dB

dB, or decibel, is the unit of measurement for sound pressure.  It refers to what we perceive as “loudness.” So, when acoustics professionals talk about how “loud” a room is, they are referring to its decibel level. What’s most important to know here is that sound pressure isn’t measured on a linear scale because an ear’s reaction to changes in sound energy is not linear. 

For example, in very quiet surroundings, even a tiny change in sound pressure is noticeable and enables us to hear a change in loudness. In a very noisy space, on the other hand, we need to increase a sound’s energy level much more to detect the difference. That’s why a decibel scale is not linear; it better mirrors the function and characteristics of our ears. Here’s another example: to increase the sound level by 10dB—from 40dB (a small refrigerator) to 50db (an average conversation) — we need 10 times more sound energy. A 10dB increase corresponds to a doubling of loudness.

Did you know?

The term “decibel” is derived from the name of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. 

 

Reverberation Time

When a sound wave strikes a hard surface, like concrete or glass, it is reflected and gradually loses its energy. This results in an effect called reverberation. Reverberation time is the length of time that it takes for a sound to reach complete silence after its initiation. 

In rooms with excessive reverberation, we often feel uncomfortable, especially during longer conversations. Give it a try. How does a 4-way conversation in a small bathroom sound after a while? You will quickly notice that the words you hear are unclear and seem too loud. That is because different sound waves mix together as they are reflected by the hard materials in the room. Sometimes, to be heard better, you instinctively raise your voice, but it only makes things worse. 

To prevent that effect and to communicate more clearly, you can make sure that office spaces, like conference rooms and rooms dedicated to making video calls, have short reverberation times. 

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The optimal reverberation time depends on the intended use of a room. For a conference room, it is recommended to keep the reverberation time between 0.5 and 1.0 seconds. In open spaces, the reverberation time should be lower, between 0.4 and 0.6 seconds, because there are more potential sound sources. Keeping the reverberation time in a big conference room too low, however, can also lead to some acoustic problems. For example, those in the back of a room might struggle to hear a speaker at the front. 

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Noise

Noise is a general term to describe all unwanted, unnecessary or disruptive sounds, such as background chatter, alarms, telephone conversations, buzzing electronic devices and sounds from the street. Being in a noisy environment can reduce concentration, increase workplace risks and, in the long run, even create health problems.

Did you know?

The energy of an acoustic wave can be absorbed, reflected, or transmitted. The extent to which the energy is absorbed, reflected, or transmitted depends on the barrier’s material composition. Hard surfaces (like concrete or glass) reflect acoustic energy, whereas porous materials will absorb most of it. To reduce the noise level, you have to absorb as much sound energy as possible by using specially designed porous materials.

 

Sound Absorption

Sound absorption is the ability of a given material to partially block the energy of a sound wave and turn it into unnoticeable thermal energy. Sound absorption is used mostly in products dedicated to limiting the reverberation time inside a room. By placing sound absorbing materials on walls, ceilings or in corners you can make your room quieter and cozier.

Absorption is measured according to the ISO 354 norm and expressed as the sound absorption coefficient αw, with a value between 0 (total reflection) and 1 (total absorption), and corresponding classes A–E. Class A represents the highest quality and E, the lowest:

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Five of our products have Class A sound absorption properties, which means these products offer top-quality sound absorption that effectively reduces reverberations that could cause distraction:

Tower

Blocks

Print

Puzzle

Canvas

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Sound Attenuation

To put it simply, sound attenuation describes a reduction in sound volume. A product that supports sound attenuation, therefore, helps reduce the energy of a sound wave as it travels through a particular space (for example, the voice of a chatty colleague from another department in your open-plan office). The rule is simple: the more you reduce the sound in different parts of the space, the more (acoustically) comfortable the space is. This comfort supports productivity because it can reduce noise and distraction. Acoustic products like walls and partitions provide high-quality sound attenuation. Instead of absorbing sound, they capture it, acting as acoustic barriers between different areas of the room.

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We offer a wide range of products that support sound attenuation:

Cone 

Booth 

Duo 

Wall

 

Lombard Effect

The Lombard effect describes our tendency to increase the volume of our voice in a loud environment. We do so because we think that we will become more audible to others. What’s interesting is that the change occurs in both loudness and other acoustic features like pitch rate and syllable duration. 

Did you know? 

Research on birds and monkeys has demonstrated that the effect also occurs in the animal kingdom. 

 

Now that you know the acoustics essentials find out how to improve office acoustics with these Mute products. Or check out our article, “Well-Being Boosters: 4 Reasons to Improve the Acoustics in Your Office”, to see how acoustic solutions can influence your team’s well-being and productivity.

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Noise and distractions can be tough on employees at busy workplaces that have to focus on their tasks. Given the fact that we lose about 66% of our productivity only if we hear someone talking around us. Further studies have even found out how much time per day we lose due to distractions: 86 minutes. An unbelievable number, especially if we think of the usual 8-hour full-time job. So what are the next steps for offices now? You need to find simple solutions to catch sounds before they can be jumping around the workplace. Maybe you want to consider the following solutions.  

Mute Motion Solutions

Before you bring the entire interior to your new office, make a smart plan and consider the needs of all teams

5 Ways to Reduce Noise in a Busy Office

While you’re sitting at this really important project, you just can’t put your mind to it when you are constantly hearing others discussing a task or being in phone calls. Especially in open office spaces, it is hard to find some peace and quiet for focused work. Let us give you five simple ideas to absorb the typical office sounds.

 

1. Be Smart When You Arrange the Office Space

Let’s start with the basics. When you place desks for employees, consider putting the teams and people who constantly work together close to each other to communicate easily. You can separate the room into compact spaces by placing acoustic walls so one team does not disturb another.

Put printers and other office machines in a separate room. The noise of those machines can be very distracting and even annoying for employees, as the sudden sound steals their focus and reduces their productivity if they always have to find their way back into the task. Do the same with coffee machines, kettles, and microwaves. Place them ideally in the office kitchen without the cool coffee bar in the middle of the office. You can also place some sound absorbing panels in the kitchen as it is often the loudest place in the entire office.

So before you bring the entire interior to your new office, make a smart plan and consider the needs of all teams, e.g. don’t place the always bubbly and chatting creatives next to the accounting team. 

 

2. Perfect Plant Placement

Place plants all over your office space - the bigger, the better, because bigger plants can catch more of the surrounding noise. Besides the much-needed sound absorption, plants are beautiful to look at, make the space more homey and comfortable and create good vibes. It is proven that plants have a positive impact on our mood. Not only that, but they also increase the air quality and help to keep a clear mind.  

 

3. Create Quiet Work-zones

Some people have a more challenging time working with the surrounding noise around them than others. And sometimes, it’s just good to get away from people, voices, and sounds. If there is no meeting taking place at a conference room, this can be a short-term solution to offer a quiet place to employees. A separated space dedicated to work in peace and quiet is an even better solution and works long term. Provide rooms that allow individuals to focus appropriately on their work. Ideally they should be soundproof and comfortable to spend there even few hours. 

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4. Soundproof Pods for Quick Meetings, Chats & Individual Work

One of the best soundproof solutions are pods. Depending on your needs, you can choose pods of different sizes. For individual work, choose Space M, for more collective tasks or small meetings consider Space L or Space XL. Talk to your teams, ask them what they need. Locate the pods wisely and strategically, so teams have easy access right next to their office area. Additionally, you can encourage every employee to use the pods frequently. That way, conversations are kept private, and other team members are not getting distracted and disturbed. Place whiteboards inside a pod for meetings, use innovative whiteboard paint surfaces on the outside of the pod to scribble invitations to use the pod on it. If you need to make changes to increase the use and make the most of it, you can constantly adjust and relocate them. 

 

5. Clever Office Design

We all know the familiar clacking of high heels on tiled and stone floors. It's a sound that can be heard throughout the office. But with the right flooring, you can put an end to sound and loud noises. In the past, many interior decorators used to use carpets. But let's face it: when the coffee falls off the desk, the colleague is forever immortalised on the office floor. The care and cleaning of carpets are too time-consuming. Parquet and LVT floors offer an easy-care and versatile alternative.

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Maja Ganszyniec with Mist Floor - Portrait Image

When you’re creating something new, it’s good to ask yourself if you are adding something interesting to the surroundings without taking too much from the environment.

– Maja Ganszyniec

Meet the figure behind our Mist family, a virtuoso of product and furniture design - Maja Ganszyniec from Studio Ganszyniec. Maja is a designer with a comprehensive approach to the design process, graduated from Design Product at Royal College of Art and Interior Architecture on Cracow Academy of Fine Arts.

Over the last ten years she has been working across Europe on projects for leading brands such as: IKEA, Leroy Merlin, Amica, Mothercare, Orange, Dupont, Camper, Comforty, PayPass, Touchideas and Bellamy. Her works had been shown on recognised exhibitions in Milan, Amsterdam, Berlin, London, and published by Domus, Icon, Abitare and Wallpaper Magazines.

Mute Mist Pendant in Office Interior
Mute Mist Floor in Office Interior

Mute: The past years have been busy for you. You’ve been working on few collections for IKEA, developing your own brand and delivering projects for your long-term clients. What was the most interesting and inspiring aspect of creating Mist lamps? How do they complete your work?  

Maja Ganszyniec: It’s my first project that combines two very interesting sides – acoustics and light. Until now my projects mainly focused on more classical interior design elements. However, the concept of acoustic comfort was always very close and personal to me, because noise reduction becomes a more and more challenging issue, mostly in open space offices.

M: Do you have a theory why?

MG: Partly because open space concept became so popular and has been implemented almost in every bigger office. The general idea of open plan office, developed in 50s in Germany, was meant to foster communication within the company. But lately it went the other way around. Several studies discovered that open office plan decreases number of face-to-face interactions between employees. Plenty of workers sit in a headphones or in conference rooms.  It’s simply because open offices are full of noise and people observe on a daily basis that it has a negative impact on their work. On top of that people’s work is becoming more complicated, requiring more time for a focused work. Recently I’ve observed many new solutions for noise reduction in business spaces and I’m happy to add something innovative to this emerging trend. 

M: So why did you find designing the acoustic lighting an interesting project if there are so many solutions already on the market? 

MG: In my opinion, they are effective, yet very similar to each other. From an aesthetic point of view, they often lack of something unique that could make them an acoustic tool and also a piece of decoration. To me, it was a chance to create one of the first decorative acoustic products that could look great in modern-designed offices, in fancy restaurants, or a glamorous hotel.

M: So, the goal was to create something unique but also practical and useful? 

MG: I believe that in modern interior design, every inch and square meter has to be used effectively. I’ve observed that in some offices plenty of space is taken by acoustic products with only one function. In my opinion, the era of one-function products is coming to an end as we have less and less space, and we’ve got to make the most of it. That is why the Mist Lamp is multifunctional: sound absorber, space divider, and lamp. 

M: Only three functions, nothing more? :)

MG: On top of it, there is an inductive charger or USB A+C port on the surface of every Mist lamp, so we can call it a device charger as well. 

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M: What’s behind all these functions? What was your big idea?

MG: I wanted to create something that could be a practical space divider but with some subtlety to it. That’s why the context of light is so important. Most of these kinds of products are just walls. I’ve observed that every traditional space divider makes a place a little bit darker and more gloomy. I chose a delicately transparent fabric because I wanted to allow the light to shine through and penetrate the room. During the day, semi-transparent curtains ensure the lamp’s translucency, letting in the sun.  After dark, a pleated curtain ensures a comforting, understated light that works beautifully in every surrounding, creating a comfortable atmosphere. On top of that, thanks to the fabric we’ve used, MIST creates a magical visual effect –  when you turn on the light, it seems like the top cover of the lamp is floating gently in the air.

M: What was the main technical challenge with creating the product?

MG: The hardest part was to find a proper solution to make it look soft and transparent and, at the same time to obtain a high level of blocking and sound-absorbing quality. With cooperation with Mute’s product technologists, we’ve done that using invisible wall made of plexiglass that also creates acoustic cavities on both sides of the product. Part of the soundwaves are “caught inside,” and because of that, the lamp limits reverberation.

MG: Finally, what are the key features of well-designed products, in your opinion?

M: Lovability :) Shape, function, ease of use. And, of course, sustainability. When you think about it, the world doesn’t necessarily need more chairs or lamps. So, when you are creating something new, it’s good to ask yourself if you are adding something interesting to the surroundings without taking too much from the environment. I am glad that Mute looks at that issue the same way.

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Tired eyes, a cracked psyche, mood swings, headaches - these can all be effects of the wrong lighting.

The lighting of a room influences us in our work and concentration and has a decisive effect on our productivity and well-being. Tired eyes and headaches can be consequences of wrong lighting in a room.

The right light, therefore, has a big impact on a pleasant working atmosphere. So while designing an office, thinking beyond desks and technical equipment is required. We will tell you how companies and organizations can ensure the right light environment in their offices. 

 

The Effect of Daylight and the Right Desk Set-up on Our Health

There is no denying that daylight is important to our productivity and the efficiency of our work. But it's not just professionally crucial to work in the right setting - our health will thank us for it too. Tired eyes, a cracked psyche, mood swings, headaches - these can all be effects of the wrong lighting. As Philips makes clear in a report, sunlight and natural light, in particular, have an impact on our well-being and work performance. To support employees in their work, companies need to create a pleasant lighting atmosphere in the office.  

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Bell with GOLF LED creates warm ambient lighting

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Line with double LEDs emits bright beam

Different Types of Lighting to Create a Perfect Environment

Different types of lightning can support employees in the way they work and help companies to provide an atmosphere that will contribute to their well-being at the workplace. 

Task Lighting vs. Ambient Lighting

Ambient lighting is the general lighting of a room. It substitutes as natural light and provides the overall illumination of a room. Chandeliers, ceiling lights, and even wall lights that lighten up more than on spot create an even lighting level and a relaxing environment in offices and public areas like restaurants, receptions and hotel lobbies.

The use of task lighting is already included in its name as it is light at a specific spot that is used to be able to do certain tasks like writing or reading. This type of light helps to stimulate our brain and supports us when we have to concentrate and focus. Therefore, light sources like pendant lamps above desk areas, desk lamps and swing arm lamps, fall under the category of task lighting. They are great solutions for work stations, conference rooms and open-plan offices. 

Lighting levels

While designing spaces, companies need to ensure the necessary illumination levels for each possible area. To do so, they have to consider "Lux" and "Lumens". Lumen is the total amount of light emitted in all directions from the source. Lux is a measure of illuminance - a total amount of light that falls on a Surface. The same lamp will deliver different amounts of luxes depending on how high it is hung. At the same time different areas require different numbers of luxes. Workstations and meeting rooms need to ensure 500 lux, and reception desks need 300 lux. Entrance halls, on the other hand, only need 100 lux.

Light Colour 3K or 4K

LED lamps and luminaires are available in several colour temperatures. Lamp colour is often a personal choice that is made depending on the environment that should be created. However, most common in office and public spaces are 3000k and 4000k lights. 4000k is a cooler and whiter light that helps to keep people focused. It is mainly used for task lighting. 3000k light, on the other hand, brings a warmer light to a room but may make people a little sleepy after working in this light for a few hours. 

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Added Options For an Even Better Light Set-up

Additional functions of lightning can provide even more comfort. Very bright light can be dimmed thanks to a Dali dimmer. That way, you can enjoy a little break or adjust the light according to the room and the setting. The microprism diffuser provides a high level of visual comfort. It is ideal for lighting workplaces with its special prismatic structure, as it has low glare due to its special design. With it you can ensure perfect lighting conditions, especially in the workplace. 

The right lighting is essential in modern offices. Therefore, you should focus on designing an environment that supports creativity and productivity and increases everyone's well-being. The right lighting solutions not only bring comfort and a pleasant atmosphere but are also flexible and smart and can be adjusted to individual needs easily.

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Mute Future Office Render

We have to embrace change, take employees' needs seriously, and work with them to grow the company.

2020 has been a year of obstacles to overcome for many companies. 2021 is seen as a year of change and renewals.

A rethinking of the way we work and the design of workspaces was necessary. Now a new normal has to be applied in many office spaces. 

 

Working as a Team in a Redesigned Office

Despite the advantages of working from home, most employees hope to return to the office after the pandemic or at least find part-time remote solutions that let them work in the office and from home. Many miss the contact with their co-workers, especially since social connections build trust and bonds in teams. 

Digitalization became even more important, and many organizations developed great solutions to connect teams. Socialising cannot happen from the home office or through video calls only, and the office experience finds new value. 

During the lockdown, companies had to find ways to have a proper workflow and processes while working remotely. For many, this led to an optimisation of work processes that can easily be adapted to the office's work. This also means that offices need to be redesigned in order to provide the right working spaces for team meetings, collaborations, and efficient working in privacy. 

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Mute Future Office Render

Three Advantages of a New Office

The design of a new office is connected to many advantages you will have as a company and especially for your employees to work effectively without being stressed and being under mental pressure. 

 

1. More Privacy

Working in a large office space often takes away privacy and the possibility to work in peace. Many employees struggle with productivity and efficiency in shared areas. But new offices in 2021 will be different. With the right steps and measures, companies will be able to create privacy and develop a sense of psychological comfort and security. Ideas can spread when people feel at ease. Privacy screens or a further distance to colleagues help with the acoustics around you, and protect you from noises in adjacent workspaces. Solutions like acoustic pods will give you the ability to focus on your work and hold uninterrupted meetings. 

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Space XL for the biggest brainstorms

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Space L Meeting for a project meetup

2. Less Working Stations More Co-working

New offices will provide more than just some desks, chairs and the usual office environment. They will be collaboration spaces. As per Workspace Utlization Index by Density 76% of the time meeting rooms are occupied by maximum 4 people and 86% of the time by maximum 6 people. This is why companies will more often choose pods instead of building conference rooms. Teams need a place to work on a large scale and complex projects without sending mails around to communicate. Sitting together they will be able to move forward with their project way faster and more efficient.

The JLL’s Global findings on workplace re-entry during COVID-19 research has shown that organizations have been increasingly allocating less square footage to individual desks. It’s clear that safely re-entering the workplace will require a reversal of that densification trend, at least for the near-term.

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Space L Double for long project sessions

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Space M Double for quick one-to-ones

3. Flexibility and Mobility

Future work spaces require more flexibility. Furniture and acoustic solutions you choose need to be easy to adjust to individual requirements and situations. The number of people using it may vary, so agile solutions are needed. With our pods you can change the setup and the purpose or move them around to easily rearrange office according to your needs.

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Wall on coasters with whiteboard stimulates the creativity

Agility and Flexibility for a Better Work Environment

Adaptability, agility, and flexibility define the office spaces of the future. We have to embrace change, take employees' needs seriously, and work with them to grow the company. In 2020 companies were in a short period of hibernation. This year many are working full speed on new solutions to adapt to the new needs of employees and a work environment that is important for our mental and physical health.

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The Pod Concept

Perfect harmony in crowded office.

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The Pod Concept

Perfect harmony
in a crowded office.

There are good reasons why you need a pod in your office

99%

of employees claim their level of focus decreases drastically due to office noises
Banbury SP. and Berry DC. (2005)

28%

of the average work day is lost due to office distractions
Basex Inc. Report (2006)

75%

Companies balancing individual and collaborative work perform better
Gensler, 2013 U.S. Workplace Survey

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Our Pods fit every occasion

Space S

Mute Space S painted in Snow White

1 user variant

Space M

Mute Space M Single painted in Snow White

1 user variant

Space S

Mute Space S painted in Snow White

1 user variant

Space M

Mute Space M Single painted in Snow White

1 user variant

Space L

Mute Space L Double painted in Snow White

2 users variant

Space L

Mute Space L Meeting painted in Snow White

4 users variant

Space XL

Mute Space XL Conference painted in Snow White

6 users variant

Space S

Mute Space S painted in Snow White

1 user variant

Space M

Mute Space M Single painted in Snow White

1 user variant

Space XL

Mute Space XL Conference painted in Snow White

6 users variant

Space M

Mute Space M Double painted in Snow White

2 users variant

Space L

Mute Space L Double painted in Snow White

2 users variant

Space L

Mute Space L Meeting painted in Snow White

4 users variant

Space XL

Mute Space XL Conference painted in Snow White

6 users variant

Space family is the ideal solution.

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Cost-effectiveness

Installing a pod from Mute is cheaper than building a huddle or a conference room, and you can easily move it to your new office.

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Quick & easy installation

The smallest pod takes 2 people and 1 hour to install. All pods are plug&play and ready to use on the day of the delivery.

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Best-in-class sound control

A distinctive construction will let you have your undisturbed focus time or a heated team meeting in deserved privacy.

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Efficient & silent ventilation

Allowing you to comfortably use any Space for hours without disturbing your colleagues working at their desks close to the pod.

Mobility on casters

Feel like moving your Pod to another place? Now it's easier than ever using a supplied set of wheels.

Only best materials,
no compromise

Durable metal
exterior walls
Cool laminate
or warm veneer
door frame
Soundproof
double-glazed glass
FSC certified
wooden elements
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Conference call inside a pod.

From a single person call to a 6 people conference. We got you covered!

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Conference call inside a pod!

From a single person call to a 6 people conference. We got you covered!

How to place the pod?

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Plan

Specify the right type of pod in each area of the office based on the needs of different teams.

Locate

Place the pods as close to the users as possible. Direct the entrance door towards them to allow for easy access.

Allow distance

Leave 20cm (7,8 inches) from the left and right side of the pod and the roof to ensure proper air circulation.

Power-up

Connect your pod to a floorbox below the pod, a power socket on the wall, or let us know to lead the cable out through the roof.

Learn & Optimize

Look at the utilization of the pods. If needed you can easily relocate and rearrange the pods to maximize their occupancy.

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We have taken the time and gathered all our creativity and effort to proudly present not only a new collection to our customers in 2021 but way more.

Every two years, Mute publishes a new catalogue. 2021 is going to be special, though. We will show you not only new solutions for making the most of your office or commercial space with our pods, acoustic lighting, or other acoustic solutions, but we will also present a new colour and fabric palette for the latest season. 

Mute Space XL with Closed Door in Snow White

Space XL for the biggest brainstorms

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Space L Double for a project meetup

New Spaces and Mobility

2020 has shown companies clearly that the way we are using office spaces is changing. Conference rooms that can hold 20 people are becoming history in offices. Teams work closely together and need spaces to seclude themselves for one on one conversations or meetings. Therefore, our Space family has expanded.

Our Space S will not only be available in the standard version but also as the model Video conference so that video calls can be more goal-oriented without any distractions from outside. The new Space L Double comes with even more space for two for video conferences and focused working. Additionally, Space XL will join the pod family in 2021 and provide sound-absorbing space for up to six people. 

No worries, our previous versions and sizes of our pods will still be available as we aim to meet all our customers’ needs.

At the same time, flexibility has become a huge must in offices. Therefore, we improved the functionality of our pods to the extent that will surprise you. You can now easily rearrange your office with only two people by moving the pods wherever you like, thanks to additional casters. This will help to optimise your office for a better co-working environment. Tweak the office space and the location of your pods and learn what works best for you and your company.

Acoustic Lighting Products by Mute

New Category

Why stop with widening a product range we already have and not add a new one to the Mute family? To bring even more comfort to commercial spaces, we brought acoustic solutions and lighting into symbiosis by designing a collection of acoustic lamps. These will provide comfortable lighting or bring coziness and modern design to spaces and create a noise-resistant environment due to their high sound absorption. We will offer four acoustic lamps – Bell, Loop, Line, and Mist – all pioneering in acoustics and beautiful in the craft. Bell and Loop come in three sizes, three and two light source options, and dozens of fabric possibilities. Line comes in six sizes and two light source options, with a wide upholstery selection, while Mist has two pendant and two-floor sizes and a dedicated selection of fabrics to bring an element of the mysterious for every room.

Bell and Loop are available now and will be joined by the offer by Mist and Line in March 2021. 

 

New Palette

We all know that we calm the atmosphere in the space not only through high-performance acoustic products but also through well-balanced colours. Therefore, we decided to bring also a new colour palette for our products. Our new selection of earthy tones meets warm yellow, dusk blue, and ceramic red to bring a wide range of choices and bring harmony to every space.

New Catalogue

Are you curious to have a closer look at our products for 2021? Don’t wait and see our acoustic solutions that will help you create the space of your dreams and spread an elegant and cozy atmosphere in there, and order your sound solutions in January 2021 already. 

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Mute Space S Pod - an acoustic oasis in your office

Space S

About the product

Variant: Standard
Mute Space S technical drawing with dimensions
Mute Space S technical drawing with dimensions
Variant: VC
Mute Space S technical drawing with dimensions
Mute Space S technical drawing with dimensions
Net weight

Standard: 347 kg/764,99 lb
VC: 360 kg/783,65 lb

Composition

Metal | Plywood | Isolating and absorbing materials with an extra vapor layer (effect of work of our acoustics, technology and design departments) | Veneer or Laminate | Secure glass | Felt | Casters (optional)

Installation

2 people | 90 min (est.)

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Configure your pod

Use our configurator
to create your ideal
Space S.

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Overview of the
product and available
finishings.

Get factsheet

All the necessary
technical data
in one place.

Acoustic function
Acoustic performance

Sound insulation

Low tones

Mid-tones

High tones

Recommended for

Open-space offices | Break-out areas | Other public spaces

Exterior walls and roof

Standard
Mute Finishing Sample

Snow White Ultra Matt

Extra paid
Mute Finishing Sample

Powder Grey Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

New York Grey Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Pepper Grey Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Panther Black Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Dusk Blue Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Ceramic Red Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

St. Tropez Yellow Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Whiteboard White Glossy

Mute Finishing Sample

Custom
RAL Colour

Exterior frame and tabletop

Standard
Mute Finishing Sample

Snow White Laminate

Extra paid
Mute Finishing Sample

Powder Grey Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

New York Grey Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Dusk Blue Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Ceramic Red Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Black Premium Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Maple Wood Veneer

Mute Finishing Sample

Oak Wood Veneer

Mute Finishing Sample

Whiteboard White Glossy Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Custom
RAL Colour

Interior walls

Mute Finishing Sample

Light Grey Felt

Mute Finishing Sample

Dark Grey Felt

Mute Finishing Sample

Beige Felt

Inside seat

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 123

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 133

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 136

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 152

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 173

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 242

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 906

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 452

3D models

Title

File size

Space S Standard rfa

1.2 MB

Space S VC rfa

1.1 MB

Space S Standard 3ds

1.7 MB

Space S VC 3ds

1.1 MB

Space S Standard dwg

4.5 MB

Space S VC dwg

3.8 MB

2D Drawings

Title

File size

Space S Standard dwg

0.1 MB

Space S VC dwg

0.1 MB

Other downloads

Title

File size

Space S pdf factsheet

3.0 MB

Mute Space M Pod - an acoustic oasis in your office

Space M

About the product

Variant: Single
Mute Space M Single technical drawing with dimensions
Mute Space M Single technical drawing with dimensions
Variant: Double
Mute Space M Double technical drawing with dimensions
Mute Space M Double technical drawing with dimensions
Net weight

Single: 540 kg/1190,48 lb
Double: 537 kg/1183,87 lb

Composition

Metal | Plywood | Isolating and absorbing materials with an extra vapor layer (effect of work of our acoustics, technology and design departments) | Veneer or Laminate | Secure glass | Felt | Casters (optional)

Installation

2 people | 150 min (est.)

Need to know more? 

Configure your pod

Use our configurator
to create your ideal
Space M.

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Overview of the
product and available
finishings.

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All the necessary
technical data
in one place.

Acoustic function
Acoustic performance

Sound insulation

Low tones

Mid-tones

High tones

Recommended for

Phone call | Individual work | Video conference | Collaboration

Exterior walls and roof

Standard
Mute Finishing Sample

Snow White Ultra Matt

Extra paid
Mute Finishing Sample

Powder Grey Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

New York Grey Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Pepper Grey Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Panther Black Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Dusk Blue Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Ceramic Red Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

St. Tropez Yellow Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Whiteboard White Glossy

Mute Finishing Sample

Custom
RAL Colour

Exterior frame and tabletop

Standard
Mute Finishing Sample

Snow White Laminate

Extra paid
Mute Finishing Sample

Powder Grey Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

New York Grey Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Dusk Blue Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Ceramic Red Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Black Premium Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Maple Wood Veneer

Mute Finishing Sample

Oak Wood Veneer

Mute Finishing Sample

Whiteboard White Glossy Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Custom
RAL Colour

Interior walls

Mute Finishing Sample

Light Grey Felt

Mute Finishing Sample

Dark Grey Felt

Mute Finishing Sample

Beige Felt

Inside seat

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 123

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 133

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 136

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 152

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 173

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 242

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 906

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 452

3D models

Title

File size

Space M Single rfa

1.3 MB

Space M Double rfa

1.3 MB

Space M Single 3ds

1.5 MB

Space M Double 3ds

2.7 MB

Space M Single dwg

7.4 MB

Space M Double dwg

8.1 MB

2D drawings

Title

File size

Space M Single  dwg

0.1 MB

Space M Double  dwg

0.1 MB

Other downloads

Title

File size

Space M pdf factsheet

2.6 MB

Mute Space L Pod - an acoustic oasis in your office

Space L

About the product

Variant: Meeting
(4 people)
Mute Space L Meeting technical drawing with dimensions
Mute Space L Meeting technical drawing with dimensions
Variant: Double
(2 people)
Mute Space L Double technical drawing with dimensions
Mute Space L Double technical drawing with dimensions
Net weight

Double: 695 kg/1532,21 lb
Meeting: 725 kg/1598,35 lb

Composition

Metal | Plywood | Isolating and absorbing materials with an extra vapor layer (effect of work of our acoustics, technology and design departments) | Veneer or Laminate | Secure glass | Felt | Casters (optional)

Installation

4 people | 180 min (est.)

Need to know more? 

Configure your pod

Use our configurator
to create your ideal
Space L.

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Overview of the
product and available
finishings.

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All the necessary
technical data
in one place.

Acoustic function
Acoustic performance

Sound insulation

Low tones

Mid-tones

High tones

Recommended for

Open-space offices | Break-out areas | Other public spaces

Exterior walls and roof

Standard
Mute Finishing Sample

Snow White Ultra Matt

Extra paid
Mute Finishing Sample

Powder Grey Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

New York Grey Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Pepper Grey Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Panther Black Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Dusk Blue Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Ceramic Red Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

St. Tropez Yellow Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Whiteboard White Glossy

Mute Finishing Sample

Custom
RAL Colour

Exterior frame and tabletop

Standard
Mute Finishing Sample

Snow White Laminate

Extra paid
Mute Finishing Sample

Powder Grey Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

New York Grey Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Dusk Blue Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Ceramic Red Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Black Premium Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Maple Wood Veneer

Mute Finishing Sample

Oak Wood Veneer

Mute Finishing Sample

Whiteboard White Glossy Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Custom
RAL Colour

Interior walls

Mute Finishing Sample

Light Grey Felt

Mute Finishing Sample

Dark Grey Felt

Mute Finishing Sample

Beige Felt

Inside seat

Kvadrat Remix3
Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 123

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 133

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 136

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 152

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 173

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 242

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 906

Mute Fabric Sample

Remix3 452

Camira Synergy
Mute Fabric Sample

Synergy LDS08

Mute Fabric Sample

Synergy
LDS16

Mute Fabric Sample

Synergy LDS58

Mute Fabric Sample

Synergy
LDS17

Mute Fabric Sample

Synergy LDS20

Mute Fabric Sample

Synergy LDS32

Mute Fabric Sample

Synergy LDS28

Mute Fabric Sample

Synergy LDS22

3D models

Title

File size

Space L Meeting rfa

1.8 MB

Space L Double rfa

1.4 MB

Space L Unfurnished rfa

1.1 MB

Space L Meeting 3ds

4.9 MB

Space L Double 3ds

2.2 MB

Space L Unfurnished 3ds

0.4 MB

Space L Meeting dwg

34.1 MB

Space L Double dwg

13.1 MB

Space L Unfurnished dwg

2.4 MB

2D drawings

Title

File size

Space L Meeting dwg

0.2 MB

Space L Double dwg

0.2 MB

Space L Unfurnished dwg

0.2 MB

Other downloads

Title

File size

Space L pdf factsheet

4.5 MB

Mute Space XL Conference Exterior

Space XL

About the product

Variant: Conference (6 people)
Mute Space XL Pod technical drawing with dimensions
Mute Space XL Pod technical drawing with dimensions
Net weight

1160 kg/2557,36 Ib

Composition

Metal | Plywood | Isolating and absorbing materials with an extra vapor layer (effect of work of our acoustics, technology and design departments) | Veneer or Laminate | Secure glass | Felt

Installation

4 people | 480 min. (est.)

Need to know more? 

Configure your pod

Use our configurator
to create your ideal
Space XL.

Get factsheet

All the necessary
technical data
in one place.

Get brochure

Overview of
product and available
finishing.

Acoustic function
Acoustic performance

Sound insulation

Low tones

Mid-tones

High tones

Recommended for

Open-space offices | Break-out areas | Other public spaces

Exterior walls and roof

Standard
Mute Finishing Sample

Snow White Ultra Matt

Extra paid
Mute Finishing Sample

Powder Grey Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

New York Grey Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Pepper Grey Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Panther Black Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Dusk Blue Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Ceramic Red Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

St. Tropez Yellow Ultra Matt

Mute Finishing Sample

Whiteboard White Glossy

Mute Finishing Sample

Custom
RAL Colour

Exterior frame and tabletop

Standard
Mute Finishing Sample

Snow White Laminate

Extra paid
Mute Finishing Sample

Powder Grey Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

New York Grey Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Dusk Blue Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Ceramic Red Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Black Premium Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Maple Wood Veneer

Mute Finishing Sample

Oak Wood Veneer

Mute Finishing Sample

Whiteboard White Glossy Laminate

Mute Finishing Sample

Custom
RAL Colour

Interior walls

Mute Finishing Sample

Light Grey Felt

Mute Finishing Sample

Dark Grey Felt

Mute Finishing Sample

Beige Felt

3D models

Title

File size

Space XL Unfurnished rfa

2 MB

Space XL Conference rfa

2 MB

Space XL Unfurnished 3ds

0.9 MB

Space XL Conference 3ds

1.8 MB

Space XL Unfurnished dwg

4.4 MB

Space XL Conference dwg

8.8 MB

2D drawings

Title

File size

Space XL Unfurnished dwg

0.1 MB

Space XL Conference dwg

0.1 MB

Other downloads

Title

File size

Space XL pdf factsheet

5.0 MB

Mute Mist Pendant Lamp in Grey

Mist

About the product

Floor
Mute Mist Pendant technical drawing with dimensions
Mute Mist Floor technical drawing with dimensions
Pendant
Mute Mist Pendant technical drawing with dimensions
Mute Mist Pendant technical drawing with dimensions
Composition

Fixed list of fabrics | Plexiglass (floor lamps) | Powder coated aluminum frame | Powder coated steel

Lighting

MIST FLOOR:
SHORT: 36W | 230V AC | 3000 K/4000 K | ON/OFF | CE
TALL: 26W | 230V AC | 3000 K/4000 K | ON/OFF | CE
MIST PENDANT:
ROUND: 40W | 230V AC | 2000lm | 50lm/W | 3000 K/4000 K | ON/OFF | CE
OVAL: 60W | 230V AC | 2600lm | 43lm/W | 3000 K/4000 K | ON/OFF | CE

Need to know more? 
Get factsheet

All the necessary technical data
in one place.

Acoustic function
Acoustic performance

Sound absorption

Sound attenuation
(Floor lamp only)

Mid-tones

High tones

Recommended for

Hotels | Restaurants | Caffe | Breakout areas | Receptions | Workstations

Colour sets

Metal
Mute Finishing Sample

Beige

Mute Finishing Sample

Terracota

Mute Finishing Sample

Anthracite

Mute Finishing Sample

Blue

Mute Finishing Sample

Green

Mute Finishing Sample

Grey

Fabric finishing
Mute Fabric Sample

Dekoma
Native
sand 07

Mute Fabric Sample

Dekoma Native
grey 31

Mute Fabric Sample

Dekoma Native
sky 18

Mute Fabric Sample

Dekoma
Native
water 16

Mute Fabric Sample

Kvadrat Air 4
133

Mute Fabric Sample

Kvadrat Air 4
353

Mute Fabric Sample

Kvadrat Air 4
723

Mute Fabric Sample

Kvadrat Air 4
943

Mute Fabric Sample

Kvadrat Frost 306

Mute Fabric Sample

Kvadrat Frost 166

Mute Fabric Sample

Kvadrat Frost 726

Mute Fabric Sample

Kvadrat Frost 926

Mute Fabric Sample

Kvadrat Frost 126

3D models

Title

File size

Mist obj
2.5 MB
Mist max
1 MB
Mist dwg
1 MB
Mist rfa
150 MB
2D drawings

Title

File size

Mist dwg
3 MB
Other downloads

Title

File size

Mist Factsheet pdf
3 MB
Mute Bell Pendant Lamp with golf bulb and yellow zipper

Bell

About the product

Size options
Mute Bell technical drawing with dimensions
Mute Bell technical drawing with dimensions
Composition

Basotect foam | Fabrics of choice (optional bicolour finish) | HDF board | Plywood | Powder coated steel | Felt | Source of light (glass/steel/aluminium)

Lighting

GOLF LED: 19 W/20 W | 230 V AC | 1600 lm/1700 lm | 85 lm/W | 3000K or 4000K | ON/OFF or DALI (opt) | CE | 3 diffuser sizes depending on the lamp's size
DOWNLIGHT:
19W | 230 V AC | 2400 lm | 121 lm/W | 3000 K/4000 K | ON/OFF or DALI (opt) | CE | 1 diffuser size
E27 screw: max 75W | 230 V AC

Need to know more? 
Get factsheet

All the necessary technical data
in one place.

Acoustic function
Acoustic performance

Sound absorption

Low tones

Mid-tones

High tones

Recommended for

Downlight option: Open-space offices & Conference rooms
Golf LED: Lobbies, Restaurants, Hotels

Outside Fabric
Evo

25 colours palette

Mute Fabric Sample

EV-22

100% polyester
300g/m2
.
.

Price group:

Camira Era

44 colours palette

Mute Fabric Sample

Prompt

100% polyester
320g/m2
.
.

Price group:

Camira Sprint

22 colours palette

Mute Fabric Sample

Silver

100% polyester
325g/m2
.
.

Price group:

Gabriel Medley

37 colours palette

Mute Fabric Sample

61002

100% polyester
364g/m2
.
.

Price group:

Gabriel Mica

76 colours palette