Sometimes inspiration strikes very close to home or, in this case, to the conference room. When Swedish design firm Form Us With Love moved into an open-plan studio with high ceilings, they realized that they would need sound dampening around the conference table. Thus, Hood was born. The LED luminaire acts as both a sound absorber and a lighting source. The 635mm-tall modular fixture ranges in lengths from 1,200mm to 3,000mm; it can be manufactured in larger sizes as needed. formuswithlove.se
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and demography at the City University of New York. For ARCHITECT, she writes about new products and sustainable design.