De­sign File Ground­break­ing tex­tiles that look good, too

Sound-ab­sorb­ing, tex­tured, 3-D: The lat­est fabrics are as in­no­va­tive as they are at­trac­tive

Azure - - CONTENTS - BY KEN­DRA JACK­SON

ACOUS­TIC CON­TROL 1. CUR­TAIN BY VESCOM

Ul­tra-light­weight and avail­able in an ar­ray of translu­cent hues, these cur­tains in­still a soft coun­ter­point in en­vi­ron­ments heavy on con­crete, glass and steel. vescom.com

2. ONDO BY CASALIS

Dutch de­signer Alek­san­dra Gaca’s 3-D fab­ric is of­fered as fin­ished pan­els and by the bolt for on-site in­stal­la­tions or up­hol­stery. The wo­ven blend of elasthane and Tre­vira CS polyester comes in 14 colour­ways and can be backed with foam for ex­tra acous­tic ab­sorp­tion. casalis.be

3. ENTRADA BY CRE­ATION BAU­MANN FOR CARNEGIE

Part pri­vacy panel, part noise con­trol, this polyester weave feels like wool to the touch. It can also be used as win­dow cov­er­ing. In six colours. carnegiefab­rics.com

4. GLACE BY DESIGNTEX

One of three pat­terns that com­bines sound ab­sorp­tion with light trans­mis­sion, this drap­ery is made of polyester with a sub­dued tex­ture. Avail­able in five neu­tral tones. designtex.com

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