LimbusBarn 270

Wintery silent landscapes inspired Glimakra of Sweden and Johan Kauppi in their latest collaboration. A collection of furniture for well-balanced acoustic work environment – still keeping the office landscape open. The Barn & Fences is all about horizontality, repetition and

LimbusBarn & Fences is a collection of partitions and pavilions, designed for dividing and defining areas in offices and large-scale public interiors. Produced by Glimakra of Sweden, designed by Johan Kauppi, launched at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2018. Now the collection has an addition in the slightly smaller LimbusBarn 270. LimbusBarn & Fences allows you to create mute zones and damped areas and still maintain the sense of open space – at the same time. A system with well taken-care-of details and a great flexibility in utilization with the aim to make open space interiors sonically pleasant.

Have you ever noticed that a winter landscape has its own charismatic acoustic atmosphere? This experience formed Johan Kauppi´s ambition to design a silent office environment inspired by the traditional forms found in Swedish Lapland. A common element in the northern sceneries is the characteristic wooden snow-fence, lined up in rhythmic horizontal rows – a semitransparent pattern, designated to divide the landscape into weather breaking partitions, rather being borders. Another common figure is the airy built hey barn, often located in the middle of a field. When snow falls and covers the landscape – all sharp corners disappear, giving everything manmade an upholstered look. Just like the corners gets softened, all sharp sounds are muted. Silent open-air elements with soft lines, partitions and patterns – who wouldn´t want to achieve the same characteristics in an open office?

Limbus Barn 300 and 270 works as silent, yet see through, pavilion that can be used for meetings and for workplaces. Placement angles and the number of combined pavilions will allow The Barn to resemble a cluster of sheds, intended to host creative meetings. Or why not use a barn, place as a stand-alone writing hut, when that extra focus is needed?

The entire furniture family is based on the same type of acoustic fabric covered baffles that has become one of Glimakra of Sweden’s hallmarks. A new corner was developed for a precise expression of the baffles, repeated and mounted at equal distances. All precision hooks for mounting the boards are consistently hidden and integrated. No extra tools or screws are needed, and only a few screws are required to mount the Fence steel pipes and the Barn frame.

Launch: Stockholm Furniture Fair, February 5, 2019
Design: Kauppi & Kauppi
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Press contact: Rita Katakalidou

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