We have knowledge, practical experience and possibilities that stand behind our unique know-how. We advise our clients on arranging spaces by choosing effective solutions and products. Discover challenges of contemporary offices and find out how we can respond to them together.
Nowy Styl is not only an expert
in professional space design, but also a manufacturer of acoustic solutions
for offices. The expertise and experience
of our team of specialized acoustic engineers allows us to design and implement products that make an office
a comfortable space for all employees, regardless of their work style. Discover the recipe for an acoustically-friendly office.
The office is a specific space where concentrated work needs to be reconciled with the constant need for communication. When an office is noisy and full of buzz, employees become distracted and feel uncomfortable, unable to focus on their work, which in turn brings their efficiency down.
In such circumstances, forget about friendly acoustics or comfort. Friendly, modern, comfortable. The perfect office is one where you can find acoustic products that become
a symbol of silence – just like a calm sea.
A typical office is visited by guests and customers, with dozens of conversations, meetings and conferences taking place
at the same time and the overlapping sounds of phone calls, printer noise and kitchen buzz. Stress and distraction are an automatic response to such conditions.
So, work becomes ineffective – which is confirmed by research. Bad acoustics
is a huge problem for over one-third
of office workers we analysed*. Such nuisances can be effectively removed by incorporating acoustic products into your office space design.
*number of respondents – 2,486, number of companies surveyed – 8
A key approach is to minimise the number of distracting factors that prevent employees from reaching the optimal level of concentration in the office space. Research on workplaces shows that 85% of office employees claim that a low level of noise is one of the most important factors influencing their well-being at work. Unfortunately, offices based on the open space concept do not provide the right conditions for concentrated work. Because of this, employees have difficulty in focusing on the tasks they perform,
and 53% of people get distracted when trying to concentrate
For more than a dozen years, our products have been tested at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow and the Institute of Building Technology in Warsaw. For individual projects, we also collaborate with foreign acoustic institutes, such as Nagata Acoustics and Arup. We gained our first experience in this field when we began working on the Forum by Nowy Styl auditorium armchairs.
It is best to make decisions about what solutions are necessary to ensure acoustic comfort, such as where sound-absorbing or sound-isolating products should be placed in the office, using measurements taken with professional equipment. You can use our acoustic consulting service
at the very beginning of a project – when you plan a new space, or once you recognise inconveniences in the existing space. We are able to eliminate both real and potential problems that decrease or cause a lack of acoustic comfort.
Acoustic projects require a comprehensive knowledge-based approach. That is why our team of acousticians consists of well-qualified experts – graduates of the faculty of electronics at Wrocław University of Science and Technology and acoustical engineering at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow. They are responsible for developing acoustic products, taking acoustic measurements and choosing the right solutions. They also increase people’s awareness of the influence acoustics has on their efficiency at work.
Acoustic solutions. Catalogue
In the catalogue you can find full overview of our acoustic products as well as a large dose of knowledge and inspiration regarding solving acoustic problems in various office zones.
The 8 Myths about Acoustics report describes popular beliefs around acoustics, which are not necessarily true. Our publication debunks those myths, which might potentially lead to poor decisions in the area of acoustic adaptation.