“The owner of this house likes entertaining friends”, explains Bernard Demptos, the now retired founder of Texaa®, “but the dining room is a long, narrow, rectangular room overlooking the garden and echoed massively. When conversation livened up and the sound level rose, you couldn’t hear yourself speak!”
There was no real, easy solution to correct the problem. The low ceiling ruled out hanging acoustic panels, and no alteration could be allowed to upset the discrete charm of this classical yet very modern room. “At the time, Texaa® was developing a new version of its legendary product Vibrasto, and we thought that the 55-millimetre variant fitted to the ceiling could be a good idea. Because of the 55-millimetre thickness of the absorbent material, this solution provided an almost 100% sound damping effect, while encroaching very little on the volume of the room. And with its solid oak, butt-joined frame and cosy fabric, it suited the decor of the room perfectly. The effect achieved with the combination of a fine quality wood and textile improved the overall finish and level of comfort, while adding a stylish feel to the room.”
The textile chosen was the “grain de riz” knit with its distinctive texture which stands out even at a distance. It was installed by an upholsterer using the standard system consisting of L- or T-shaped battens, which make it easy to stretch the fabric and achieve a perfect, accurate finish.
Today, this acoustic solution appears to have always existed in the room and looks like a timeless fixture that is an inherent part of the decor. For technical reasons the Vibrasto solution leaves a 20-cm gap around the walls and in front of the doors and windows, which also creates a striking visual effect. And the guests were delighted! “The owner’s friends both enjoyed the solution’s appearance and the peace and quiet!”
How can I get a quote?
By contacting the Texaa business representative of your region by telephone or e-mail and leaving your contact details and what you need. We will send you a quote promptly.
How can I order Texaa products?
Our products are manufactured in our workshop and made available to order. Just contact the Texaa business representative of your region. If you already have a quote, you can also contact the person handling your order: the name is at the top left of your quote.
How do I get my products installed?
Joiners and upholsterers are the best skilled to install our products easily. We work regularly with some professionals, who we can recommend. If you have a tradesperson, who you trust, we can support him/her. You can find our installation instructions and tips here.
Got a technical question?
Can I have an appointment?
Our business representatives travel every day to installation sites and to see our customers. Please feel free to contact them and suggest the best dates and times for you, preferably by e-mail.
Our products are manufactured to order. Our standard manufacturing time is 3 weeks for most of our products. Non-standard products take from 5 weeks. We also perform miracles on a regular basis! Please feel free to contact us.
For the UK all orders worth £2,174 and more are delivered for free throughout UK. For the US please contact us.
We can also send our products anywhere else.
Who should I call?
To get a quote, a delivery time or technical information, we recommend you call your regional Texaa business representative, who you can find here.
If you need information about your order, please contact the person in charge of handling it: the name is at the top left of your quote.