Hunter Douglas Architectural the global leader in the management of indoor climate, energy and acoustics has introduced the first modular felt ceiling system in the world.
Inspired by a generation of designs HeartFelt is a new creative and attractive linear ceiling system that generates a warm ambience, offers exceptional acoustic control and is sustainable by design.
For thousands of years felting has been a popular method for creating textiles. Its unique structure and soft appearance make it an intriguing material and one that designers across the world have produced iconic designs from, in clothing garments, furniture and fashion accessories. Inspired by these special felt products and their designers, Hunter Douglas have created the ultimate modular ceiling that is not only functional but pleasing to both the eye and ear.
The HeartFelt ceiling system offers architects, Installers and building owners an advanced budget friendly ceiling system with optimal acoustic control in a material that is 100 per cent recyclable.
Felt has long been associated with sound absorption and the HeartFelt Ceiling System is no exception. The felts sound absorbing qualities when combined with the design of the ceiling can have a dramatic effect on how sound moves around a space. Hunter Douglas have designed a system that can be specified in a multitude of forms with panel widths, distance between panels and ceiling height all determining the acoustic performance of a building.
Hunter Douglas believes that architects and interior designers will appreciate the design possibilities offered by the HeartFelt product offer. Each panel is box shaped and is easily clicked on to the specially designed carrier system. HeartFelt is currently available in five different shades of grey which include off white, light grey, middle grey, dark grey and anthracite. These soft colour tones have been designed to be interchangeable to add to the visual feature that the ceiling system can bring to a room. By changing the distance between the panels and varying the height and location within the room space architects and designers can make the ceiling play a pivotal role within the overall design of the interior.
The unique nature of felt and its sound absorption qualities make it an ideal fabric for use in a variety of environments including health, education, commercial buildings, offices and retail establishments. It offers ease of access to the plenum and is simple to keep clean and maintain with either a feather duster or vacuum cleaner. The design flexibility of the HeartFelt system has seen the product also used on interior walls for which Hunter Douglas have developed a special carrier system.
HeartFelt linear ceiling panels are made of non-woven thermoformed polyester fibres. They are 100 per cent recyclable and have received a czc bronze certificate from the cradle-to-cradle products innovation Institute. The carrier and suspension system, which are produced from aluminium and galvanized steel, are also 100 per cent recyclable and reusable. They are dust and dirt resistant and are certified to the indoor European standard EN 15251. HeartFelt is a fully patented product that complies with the leading criteria regarding the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) and has a fire certification to EN 13501 Class B, S1, d0. The product also complies with the low demands for use in non-polluting buildings.
Hunter Douglas Architectural collaborates with architects and designers around the world to create architectural products that meet the needs of each individual project. The results end up in our window coverings, ceilings and walls, and facades, not to mention support, from design development to post-installation service.