Soft Cells from Kvadrat and Philips are luminous textile pads that provide attractive muffling.

As we explore our Future of Home Living report, Another example of the Hushed Interiors trend, which looks at the ways that designers are seamlessly integrating sound-proofing elements into everyday design, is Soft Cells, which are wall coverings that absorb sound as well as emit light. Produced by consumer electronics manufacturer Philips Lighting in collaboration with Danish furniture manufacturer Kvadrat, the panels integrate soundproofing and multicolored LED lights to create “luminous textiles” that enhance a room’s ambiance through the display of light and dynamic visual content. The sound absorbing properties of the material allow it to soften echoes and muffle sharp noises, and have a number of practical applications such as reducing the “acoustic smog” in any size space.

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