Open floor plans are easy on the eye, but work less well acoustically. One person wants to listen to music, while the other wants to read. We’ve all been there. What to do? Sanne Gelissen has an answer: ‘Sound Scene’. Instead of allowing sound to spill out and take over the entire room, this device bundles sound waves together, beaming them towards a specific point – like a kind of sound spotlight. Within this audio zone, music can be enjoyed to the max. Step outside, and it quickly fades to a minimum. The same space can be shared without a wall or room divider in sight.
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