Stretched fabric wall panelling systems can create some of the most striking and luxurious architectural finishes that interiors can offer. Often used in high-end environments such as financial institute boardrooms and 5 star hotel suites these systems require highly skilled installers to produce bespoke site built installations to the very highest standard. Installation can look so good that even the dramatically improved acoustics can take second fiddle.
Considering the high quality decorative effects and the acoustic quality fabric walling systems offer, they are actually surprisingly cost effective and can be comparable in cost with proprietary fabricated acoustic wall panels (depending on the complexity of the installation).
True stretched fabric wall systems are site built – meaning a huge amount of installation flexibility, curved walls, reveals for LCD screens, pattresses for light switches and sockets can all be incorporated with a true wall to wall fabric solution. Choices of acoustically breathable fabrics are endless from less expensive Camira fabrics to the noticeably higher end and more expensive Kvadrat fabrics – there are very few design limitations or restrictions.
Personally, having been involved with stretched fabric wall systems for many years and appreciating the decorative quality, I am surprised more installation aren’t completed in residential premises. People love good quality fabrics and the look and feel they bring. Enhancing the acoustics can be another important benefit. I have swapped the ‘Farrow and Ball’ for the fabric wall in my home in places and it is constantly remarked upon as a stunning feature to my home.