Alessandro and Francesco Mendini

November 2015
The two products Diesis and Bemolle, by Alessandro and Francesco Mendini, constitute a new phenomenon in environmental acoustic design. Mounted on shiny black steel self-supporting structures, the composition of these sound-absorbent panels is based on the brand new Snowsound-Fiber technology. This consists of soft polyester fibres with silver ions, intrinsically fire-resistant and bacteriostatic. The curved or cylindrical shapes of the panels are based on precise ratios and measurements that relate to the precise layers of fibre. The visual softness of the components gives them something in common with the delicacy of textile furnishings and, as a result, also makes them suitable for use in classic environments where rigid shapes cannot be introduced.