design – consultation – fabrication
The form of the acoustic ceiling at Tala Bistro was parametrically generated to integrate with existing lighting and fire suppression systems, maintain code compliance, and maximize acoustic performance. The sculpture undulates in a sequence of thin vertical fabric banners for an efficient coverage area while the glossy black ceiling of the bistro remains visible overhead. Each of the more than five hundred banner components were hand cut and assembled. The resulting installation controls noise levels and provides a conversation-friendly, intimate acoustic environment.