The Avio Collection of ceiling baffles is the latest addition to acoustic design firm's Kirei EchoPanel lineup, offering new ways to control sound in rooms while maintaining the desired visual aesthetic.
Consisting of the A-Baffle, V-Baffle, I-Baffle and O-Baffle options, the collection is designed to ensure the ceiling gets the acoustic care and attention it requires as a hard, reflective surface. The collection is available in 27 colors and can be installed with aircraft cable and commonly available hardware that cannot be seen from the floor level.
Open ceilings have a large amount of overhead space and often are packed with HVAC and sprinkler systems. A-Baffle not only solves open space sound issues with improved acoustics, but covers unsightly ceilings. The A shape is a blunted 30 degree angle executed have a 15 degree slope for a more consistent look, which allows them to more easily blend into any space. The one-piece construction also creates a slight round-over on the angles for a seamless aesthetic.
The V-Baffle is an organic evolution of the A-Baffle. Its core was redesigned to hide hardware and allow for easier self-leveling. Its V shape is a blunted 30 degree angle executed with 15 degree cuts on the edges, providing a clean, flat-top plane. Core blocks were altered to further recess mounting hardware. The baffle’s one-piece construction also creates a slight round-over on the angles for a seamless aesthetic. The A and V baffles can be mixed and matched.
Similar to the Kirei Simple Baffle, the I-Baffle provides a more streamlined and vertical fit while boosting visual interest in a space. Two 12 millimeter baffles are attached back-to-back and held up with minimal hardware, while designers can go for a multicolored look depending on which colors they select.
The O-Baffle is ideal for open ceiling spaces that require subtle coverage and acoustic control. Available in multiple sizes, it fits in all types of rooms with a sleek, slab-like profile. The unit has an inset top and recessed hardware to ensure installation looks clean. The unibody wraparound construction also constrains seams around the endcaps so the long edges remain seamless and uniform. Its hollow form is a discreet sound-wave trap.