Designing Outside Conventional Ceiling Grid
Are you scared that your commercial ceilings will look too institutional?
More often than not, when people come into our showroom or talk with us over the phone, the beginning of the conversation centers on their disdain for “typical t-bar ceilings” - the tile they sat under for years in school, pockmarked and visually unappealing.
The ceilings industry has certainly evolved over the years. Focus has shifted to more interesting architectural products that offer smoother surfaces, colour options and variety in acoustic properties.
Lately however, manufacturers are pushing the envelope and creating products that morph the ceilings into geometric spectacles. The ability to mix and match shapes, textures and materials brings excitement into your space and gives you the freedom to express your brand any way you choose.
Two manufactures specifically, Armstrong and OWA, have new and exciting product lines.
Armstrong Design Flex:
|Armstrong Design Flex offers a variety of tiles and colours in triangle, trapezoid and parallelogram shapes. The possibilities are actually endless. To learn more, here is a link to Armstrong’s website: https://www.armstrongceilings.com/commercial/en-us/articles/designflex-ceiling-system.html
OWA Oriental & Trapeze:
|OWA Oriental utilizes painted acoustic tiles to break-up the grid lines and create a unique pattern. The suspension system becomes part of the design and disappears into the overall aesthetic.
||OWA Trapeze are metal or acoustic panels in trapezoid shapes. Combined with matching LED lighting, this system is both economical and stunning.|
Ceilings in commercial spaces deserve more attention. Functionally, they serve an important role in delivering or absorbing sound and covering unappealing duct work and electrical while still maintaining accessibility and office mobility. Aesthetically, they can inspire employees and customers, develop brand awareness and add life to a space.
To learn more about what is new and exciting, reach out to our consultants. We are passionate about creating beautiful ceilings and think you should be too!