Architect@Work, Where Architects Meet Innovations

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Searching for new trends and new collaborations, the Chairman Massimo Gianquitto and his staff have visited Architect@Work, the international exhibition dedicated to the latest innovations in the architecture industry.

The exhibition took place on the 23rd and 24th of November in Milan and it collected professionals, Architects and Designers, to investigate the most interesting and innovative materials on the market.

Level focused on exhibitors specialize in innovative acoustic solutions, a key aspect inside the workplaces. Bwf Feltec has presented new soundproofing felts for interior design applications and wall coverings made with 100% pure merino wool, a technological textile material, sustainable and with fireproof properties. Fir Fulda has exhibited a fibrous composite material with high soundproofing performances, despite its lightness and thickness (less than 30 mm).  Other interesting products were suspended panels, ceiling coverings and wall coverings by Rockfon by Rockwool.

The staff has also visited some companies specialize in green walls for interior spaces and has collected interesting information about Air garden’s modular systems for double sided walls covered with vertical vegetable planting, ideal to separate shared spaces and to create privacy. Verde Profilo has shown its MOSSWall application, made with natural lichens fixable to different types of walls and with sound absorption properties. Wall Green by Skema is a vertical garden combined with soundproof walls to ensure acoustic comfort and to let users experience an environment inhabited only by the humidity of the atmosphere.

Level’s staff has observed interesting materials for melamine, glass and laminate panels. The most important trend of the exhibition is the application of many different materic finishings: Petra Antiqua’s stones with geometric textures, aluminium coverings with 3D effects made by Prefa Italia, HPL laminates with cutting-edge textures by SM’ART and tridimensional wallcoverings developed by Vescom.

Bisson Brussel and Nya Nordiska have presented new materials called “textile glass”: panels with fabrics and metals inserted between two glass plates. This laminated glass can be used as partitions, doors, balustrades, shop windows, table tops or shelves.