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The Value of FSorb’s Customizable Designs

The Value of FSorb’s Customizable Designs

For centuries, we’ve grown accustomed to thinking of the human senses as isolated and finite. We’ve been conditioned to imagine that we experience each of our five senses separately from the others. The reality, though, is that human sensory perception is far more complex and far more integrated than that. As our understanding of human neurophysiology grows, so too does our recognition of how truly powerful and how profoundly interdependent our senses are. 

Researchers are finding, for example, that senses impact and even reinforce one another. Thus, according to recent evidence, your sound environment can affect your taste perception, while the color of a room appears to impact your perception of sound. What this ultimately means is that if you seek to create a space that optimizes comfort and functionality, then it’s not enough to design for one or two senses. You must design for them all. 

This is where the value of FSorb’s vast catalog of innovative and highly customizable products shines through. FSorb’s wide array of products is available in many colors, shapes, patterns, and styles to suit every acoustic and aesthetic need. Such customizability means that FSorb products multiply their value by creating spaces that are at once a delight for the ears and for the eyes.

Color Choices to Optimize Any Space

FSorb products are available in two dozen premium colors carefully selected to accent and optimize any space. These color choices enable you to augment your situational acoustic design strategy by selecting the hues that best support the space’s intended function. This means that when FSorb acoustic panels are selected in particular shades to craft the color environment, their value and efficacy are multiplied.  

This is true because the visual and the auditory environments work in tandem to shape occupants’ experience of the space, influencing both their cognition and their mood. As we’ve already seen, the intermingling of the senses means that color can influence everything from your perception of sound to your perception of taste. Regardless of the industry, from hospitality to the performing arts, the capacity to optimize the experience of the space by capitalizing on the synergistic effects of color and sounds matters.

A tranquil soundscape makes it easier for your auditory processing system to distinguish welcome sounds, such as the sound of your companion’s voice, from background noises that aren’t important. When you combine that soothing and functional soundscape with a color environment that has also been shown to contribute to relaxation and a sense of well-being, the result is an environment that people simply feel good in, a space where they want to linger and where they’re eager to return. This is why that boutique coffee shop with a soothing color palette and expertly designed sound treatment is more inviting, comfortable, and functional than the crowded five-star restaurant with incomparable food and the cacophony of activity and voices that make the space unbearable. 

If you apply an effective situational acoustic design strategy and choose acoustic solutions in colors that suit the intended purpose, you’ll amplify the positive effects of the sensory environment and, in the process, multiply the value FSorb’s customizable product lines offer. Best of all, FSorb’s wide range of colored acoustic panels, clouds, and buffers come in a variety of thicknesses, from ½” to 2” inch options, depending on your choice of standard or premium colors. 

You can also choose from a number of wood grain prints, including oak, maple, walnut, birch, and oak designs. This means that no matter what kind of space you’re designing, FSorb helps you create the optimal soundscape without sacrificing an iota of style.

The Shape and Feel of Things

FSorb Transit Quietgrid System
FSorb Transit Quietgrid System

While color is critical to creating an inviting and functional visual space, it’s not the only thing that matters. Shapes, textures, and patterns influence not only a product’s sound-absorbing properties but also its functionality and aesthetic appeal. 

For instance, hard, straight, flat, or angular surfaces tend to produce echoes, reverberation, and lots and lots of ambient noise. In open spaces where multiple conversations are taking place or diverse projects are being undertaken simultaneously, such as open-plan office spaces, trade shows, or exhibition halls, zones of sound are incredibly important. 

Both the comfort and functionality of such spaces depend upon the occupants’ ability to work and converse easily without being disturbed by sound spillover. The many shapes, sizes, patterns, and textures of FSorb products make it possible to design multiple discrete spaces for work, entertainment, and conversation in a single, open space. Importantly, because of the broad array of colors, shapes, and textures, FSorb enables you to align your sound treatment strategy to the brand vision or the taste aesthetic. 

Whether you’re designing for a major corporation, a government contractor, or a private commission, FSorb’s customizable solutions allow you to create the perfect marriage of acoustic engineering and visual design. The extensive catalog of design options means that you can craft the ideal soundscape with acoustic solutions that look more like a work of art than a work of science.

New and Novel Products

FSorb Shikiri Panels
FSorb Shikiri Panels

FSorb has always been at the forefront of innovation in acoustic design, and its ever-expanding array of product lines is yet another example. Today’s FSorb innovations are engineered to combine state-of-the-art acoustic technology and an incomparable design aesthetic sure to satisfy the most discriminating taste.

In keeping with the premise that the greatest value lies in the creation of acoustic solutions that please not only one sense (the auditory) but many senses, FSorb is available in a vast assortment of sizes, colors, textures, and patterns. FSorb products can fit many design aesthetics, from artistic to elegant to serviceable, or they can simply blend in to be barely noticeable, which means that the combinations are endless, and the only design limitation is your imagination.

For instance, if you’re looking to achieve an Art Deco feel in your next acoustic design project, you might offset the acoustic challenges of Art Deco’s signature marble and steel materials with FSorb products in one of the style’s iconic chevron or diamond shapes. 

The Serenicloud line, for example, is available in the distinctive hexagonal design that is a favorite among fans of Art Deco design. If you’re looking to amplify the aesthetic, you can choose from a variety of patterns, including scored and through-cut designs that will turn your Serenicloud acoustic tiles into an Art Deco masterpiece.

If you’re looking to inject a bit of a mid-century modern flare into your sound treatment strategy, the Shikiri line of customizable panels combines minimalist elegance with acoustic engineering. The panels are available in two dozen standard colors and a variety of wood grains, or you may have your choice of patterns and textures. The Shikiri panels are available in scored and through-cut designs created to align perfectly with your aesthetic vision. 

Another customizable design option is found in our Tairu ceiling panels, which are available in many unique shapes such as the nova, scale, shingle, trapezoid, and hexagon, as well as varying triangles, rectangles, diamonds, and circles. When combined with 24 standard color options, six printed wood grains, and the ability to customize, you can mix and match a variety of colors and shapes to create the perfect ceiling to enhance your design vision.

Best of all, with FSorb’s array of installation options, which includes fasteners, grids, cables, and suspension systems, you can use these innovative solutions to create an ideal soundscape with endless visual appeal. From snap-in fasteners to cable suspensions to permanent wall and ceiling mounts, you can design your FSorb panels, baffles, and clouds for any and every purpose, place, and configuration. For example, Shikiri vertical panels may be used to create the effect of decorative Japanese screens – a hallmark of the mid-century aesthetic.

Curated and Customized for You

Whether you’re looking for an elegant and understated acoustic treatment that blends unobtrusively and inconspicuously into the background or you’re seeking a system that does double-duty in being both functional and decorative, FSorb’s customizable solutions have you covered. FSorb panels have endless customization options, depending on your designer and installer. It is easy to cut, shape, screen print, and hang. We have a range of examples to spark your own creative ideas but don’t be limited by what you see. Contact us for samples to try out your own customization ideas and get the unique look you want.

Consider FSorb’s screen printing and custom shaping options that enable you to craft a sound treatment strategy like no other, combining in unprecedented ways the visual and the auditory. Our custom shapes division is able to create unique elements to address acoustic issues in a beautiful and creative way. We can work from a sketch, photo, CAD drawing, or Revit file to build what you have imagined, giving you the ultimate freedom in designing with FSorb materials. The result is an optimal sensory experience for anyone who enters the space. With custom shaping and screen printing, you’ll have endless options not only for shaping the sound environment but the whole look and feel of the place.   

Reach Out Today

If you’re looking for cutting-edge acoustic technology that maximizes value, FSorb is the brand for you. Contact us to request a brochure or samples, or reach out to your local FSorb representative today to explore the wide range of eco-friendly, customized, and customizable acoustic solutions designed for every need and engineered to exceed every expectation.



At FSorb, we are motivated by improving human health and do so by creating eco-friendly acoustic products. Our mission is to help designers build beautiful spaces that reduce excess ambient noise while calming the human nervous system. With over 25 years in the acoustic business we stand behind FSorb as a durable, environmentally friendly, and low-cost product. If you want an acoustic solution that is safe to human health at an affordable price, then we are your resource.

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