Evoking motion: AJK Design Studio’s laser-cut ceiling squares

AJK Design Studio ceiling squares

AJK Design Studio launched modular laser-cut metal ceiling squares.

There are 16 patterns available. Four of the patterns are brand new, including the Transbay Series, inspired by San Francisco Bay Area bridges. The series includes Transit, said to evoke the motion and commotion of bridge traffic; Gridlock, a perforated grid inspired by the girders on the bridges; Turnbuckle, referencing the bridges’ threaded steel hardware; and Suspension, a nod to the structure itself.

Ceiling square modules are lightweight, precision laser-cut steel, bronze, brass or aluminum, finished in any of 10 powder coat colors or primed for a paint-to-match option. They may be mounted open, or backed with metal, acoustic board or wool felt in a choice of 63 hues.

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The modules measure 24 inches, though sizes may be customized. The repeat may be scaled small, medium or large, compatible with suspended ceiling systems.

AJK ceiling squares also comply with CA seismic requirements, and they are sound absorbent when backed with wool felt or acoustic board.

AJK Design Studio is headed by Annie Kantor, the Oakland, CA-based textile designer-turned-custom grille manufacturer.

AJK ceiling squares

AJK ceiling squares

AJK ceiling squares

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