Acoustic ceiling

Acoustic ceiling

The commission came from the 'one-per-cent ruling' (see 057). Invited to design an artwork that would simultaneously improve the acoustics of the room, Bakker interpreted the task literally. In the design a foam mattress was mounted  against the ceiling, with 80 tube lights pressed into it, dispersed haphazardly from the entrance across the ceiling like spillikens posts dropped  onto a table. It was an intricate project technically in that it had to satisfy all sorts of fire precautions. 

Category: project
Year: 1979
Material: textile, rubber foam, fluorescent lamps
Dimensions: 21 x 17 cm
Manufacturer: Technische School - MTS Tilburg, NL



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