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Introducing Pierreplume

Introducing Pierreplume

By Surface Matter- 18th September - 22nd September 2023

The soft launch of the newest material to our collection, Pierreplume is created by designers to address the challenges of the circular economy using waste as a resource. The tactile acoustic surfaces reinvent textile recycling, producing lightweight panels with the look of natural stone. The colours come from different fibres of fabric and discarded textiles, and can quickly and easily transform spaces. The acoustic solutions can be used in any area where sound reduction, texture and circular materiality are desired. Find material samples, displays and raw fibres in the studio.

Event Times

18th September 2023 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
19th September 2023 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
19th September 2023 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
20th September 2023 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
14th September 2023 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
15th September 2023 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

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REINVENTING RECYCLED TEXTILES

Originating in France in 2013, pierreplume started with three designers addressing the challenges of creating a circular economy, using waste produced by our society as a resource. After eight years of research and development the material launched in 2021, made from recycled fibres collected from France and Belgium. As a new alternative for the textile recycling industry, the acoustic materials produced in Lille and Angers, France can be used by designers and creatives to highlight the potential of recycled fabrics. Translating into featherstone, pierreplume is so-called because of its lightweight and natural stone aesthetic like limestone, marble, slate or granite.

The textiles used to produce pierreplume come from industrial production offcuts, work uniforms and discarded clothing, offering new value to materials that are otherwise underused. The surface absorbs sound and promotes acoustic comfort in public places or open spaces. When simply applied to a wall, the material achieves up to a Class D sound absorption, which can be further enhanced with a cavity or double thickness material. The material’s recycled fibres create a subtle variation in the surface, giving the panels an incredibly premium quality with a natural look and feel. With a versatile palette of colours from vibrant whites, neutral grey or slate blue, pierreplume can quickly and easily transform spaces, creating smart acoustic solutions for any areas where sound reduction, texture and circular materiality are desired.

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