Turning acoustics into a defining design feature of Agile Workspaces

Turning acoustics into a defining design feature of Agile Workspaces

Susan Lawrence, USG Boral’s Category Manager for Ceilings, explains why the company chose the Asona acoustical range for distribution within the Australian market.

At USG Boral we have a wide range of trusted ceiling products and systems. In fact, USG actually started manufacturing suspended ceilings back in the 1960s. However, we’re always looking to complement our offerings and this attracted us to a very special range of acoustical ceiling and wall products manufactured in New Zealand.


Asona acoustical ceilings have a proven track record, with wide application throughout New Zealand in educational, sporting and commercial buildings where noise reduction is a critical factor. Applications include swimming centres, gymnasiums and libraries. For office buildings, Asona ceilings are used in foyers, meeting rooms as well as in refurbished heritage buildings with tin rooves that would otherwise be deafening in wet weather.

But perhaps the most obvious factor in their appeal is their diversity and visual appeal. The products come in a wide range of decorative colours, patterned fabrics and perforation designs. This makes them a good choice for open plan offices, where designers are creating agile working spaces such as collaboration and innovation areas. Various zones can be colour-coded or otherwise visually defined by floating sound absorption panels.


Asona acousticals are also excellent in situations where some customisation is desired. Panels can be custom printed or perforated – enabling architects and interior designers to create something unique. As the panels are manufactured and customised just ‘over the ditch’, delivery times are short; Asona is a very easy company to deal with and highly responsive in catering to specific client needs.

We’re expecting a lot of excitement about this exciting new range in Australian buildings – whenever acoustics are a design factor and architects, designers and their clients are looking for visual impact.

Discover more about the Asona range here. Or contact our Architectural Team on 1800 226 215.


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