MNML had the pleasure of working in partnership with TURF to develop a range of modular acoustic ceiling tile designs for the TURF catalog. TURF tiles have the benefit of perfectly blurring the lines between cutting edge aesthetics and acoustic performance, dramatically transforming the spaces they reside in.
As part of our exploration, MNML created a wide variety of different acoustic tile designs, ranging from the pure and geometric to the complex and organic. These different designs serve to live in harmony with their environments or to create a focal point that gives the space its character.
Each set of tiles is fully modular and can be arranged in a wide variety of different combinations to extend the possibilities even further. These patterns can be orderly and geometric, or natural and randomized depending on what complements the space most effectively.
Project involvement: I designed the Pryamid tile system and worked with the MNML team to develop the other four systems. I also assisted Tim Zarki, MNML's Visual Lead (2016-18), in producing the final rendered assets for Turf.
TURF tiles are designed to utilize existing drop ceiling grid frameworks for easy installation. The tiles were created with ease of installation and maintenance in mind and use rare earth magnets to snap into their frames instead of relying on any kind of hardware or fasteners.