Swedish acoustic design brand Abstracta has extensive experience in creating innovative solutions that both improve acoustics and add aesthetic and functional value. At Salone del Mobile 2023, which ran from 18-23 April, Abstracta showcased several of their acoustic solutions, from carefully designed screens and absorbents to innovative furniture where the acoustic function is integrated. In the latter category, we find the new lamp Moon, designed by Thomas Bernstrand, who combined his long experience in lighting design with his interest in acoustics.

Two often decisive factors for the atmosphere in a room are the soundscape and the lighting. In Moon, high-performance lighting and efficient acoustics are combined – the lamp is both an eye-catching design object and a product that contributes to better acoustics in environments characterized by conversations and varying degrees of noise, which makes it a perfect fit in restaurants, cafes, lobbies, and various office environments. The lamp’s shape and generous scale mean that it effectively absorbs both high- and low-frequency ambient noise. The driver of the LED lighting is hidden inside the globe, while the luminaire is recessed into the lamp to provide a directed, glare-free light.

”I’ve given a lot of thought to outer space and the Moon and to the kind of vacuum that exists there. A place with light, yet utterly silent, By combining two classic lamp shapes – a globe and a cone hidden within the globe – I was able to create a spherical lamp that offers directed light”, says designer Thomas Bernstrand.

Moon was born after two years of close collaboration between Thomas Bernstrand and Abstracta’s product developers. The result is an innovative product where the shape is not only used to create high-quality light but also to maximize the acoustic capacity. The housing consists of two acoustic felt blankets, with different properties, and thanks to the construction, the air inside the lamp is also used as a sound-absorbing material. In this way, the acoustic effect is very high while the material consumption is low, and thus also the weight of the lamp.

Moon is easy to install and can be arranged in many different ways: in clusters, in rows, or solitary. The acoustic properties vary depending on where and how it is placed in the room. If Moon is placed in a corner, it essentially absorbs the low-frequency bass sounds of conversations. If it is placed more centrally, it takes care of the high-frequency sounds.

The sound-absorbing felt surface is available in several colors and is partly made of polyester from recycled PET bottles. Like all products from Abstracta, Moon is covered by Zero Waste – Abstracta’s recycling program for end-of-life products.

Product information Moon
Design: Thomas Bernstrand
Measures: Ø550 mm
Color: Luminaire in matte black or high-gloss white. Acoustic felt in light grey, dark grey, beige, or dark blue.
Dimmable: Yes
Fire rating: B-s1,d0
More: DALI compatible as standard. Inside of Moon is a LED driver. The standard setting is 2700 Kelvin (K) but can be increased to 3000K or 4000K.
A roof bracket and a 4 m cable are included.
Price: from EUR 1764 excl. VAT.

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About Abstracta
Abstracta has created better soundscapes since 1972 and is a true pioneer in the acoustic field. Today, Abstracta is the market leader in the Nordics and offers a wide range of solutions for different types of environments and needs – from carefully designed boards and sound absorbents to innovative furniture where the acoustic function is integrated. In close collaboration with some of today’s most influential designers, Abstracta are constantly exploring new ways to create better acoustics. The timelessly designed products are always made of the best possible materials – preferably natural, sustainable, or recycled materials and since Abstracta does not mix materials, the products are easy to both repair and recycle. At the moment, 86 percent of the products are Möbelfakta-certified.

Abstracta has over 70 employees and is part of the Lammhults Design Group and both the head office and factory are located in Lammhult in Småland, Sweden. More than half of sales are exports and Abstracta has several showrooms around the world, including in London, Copenhagen, Oslo, Paris, and Milan. In spring 2023, a brand new showroom will be opened in Stockholm, Copenhagen. Over the years, Abstracta has received several prestigious awards and nominations, for example, Holly Acoustic Light was named the winner of both ”Best of Year Award” by Interior Design and ”Product of the Year 2022 – Lighting, Tech & Accessories” by Mix Interiors.

Read more at: www.abstracta.se