Dec 13th 2022

Light as a Feather, Stunning as Stone - Natural Materials That Come with Unnaturally Impressive Acoustic Ability


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Flip the script on Natural Materials with Kirei Ink’s latest collection! You can take it easy on eyes and ears alike using Kirei Ink’s printed acoustic panels in any interior space. Provide the look of concrete and marble without the echoes. Achieve all the beauty of natural stone, but light as a feather. And add the visual tactility of fabrics but with even more acoustic performance.

Whether your clients are looking for something industrial, softening, or sleek, these Natural Materials prints offer a holistic style that adds dimension while removing noise as they dampen and diffuse rogue sound waves.


The Natural Materials Collection features five ready-to-install prints — Linen, Grasscloth, Concrete, Calacatta, and Travertine. Kirei Ink makes it easy for you to choose a simple spec from the collection or a custom print to meet any client need. Whether you opt for custom or from the collection, Kirei Ink Natural Materials adds eye-catching stonework or subtle textures that blend in to make places feel elevated.


Bring the beautiful airiness of Linen to your client’s walls to lighten the feel and sound of any space. Don’t reserve Linen for your beachwear alone. Make the most of this Natural Material by adding a breeziness and better sound to any project from boardrooms to ballrooms. Clients will love the effortless look of Linen in their space. And with our Kirei Ink panels, they won’t have to waste time stressing over wrinkles or sound woes. With the Linen print from Kirei Ink, you’ll create a relaxing look and feel with less noise and more visual appeal.


Provide an elegant feel with impressive acoustic control with the hand woven aesthetic of Grasscloth. Grasscloth is utilitarian at its core. Originating in Asia, fibers were hand woven into rice paper to create Grasscloth which served as both insulation for homes and beautiful natural decor. Now, you can achieve two functions at once with the Grasscloth print from Kirei Ink’s Natural Materials Collection. Deliver the visually enticing aesthetic of Grasscloth while adding acoustic abilities to any space. With Kirei Ink, you can incorporate all the natural imperfections, texture, and dimension of Grasscloth without the handwoven price tag that can keep it out of budgets.


Solidify the sound quality of any space with Concrete. This subtle print allows your clients to get playful with accent pieces while these panels ground the design. With Kirei Ink, you can update the industrial aesthetic from the common exposed brick to a sturdy Concrete while reducing the reverberation that would normally accompany both. Concrete offers a neutral, minimalist look that allows you to maximize the impact with accent colors and mixed materials. No matter how you dress it up, Concrete panels will look stunning while cutting out the chaos with dependable acoustic absorption.


Achieve the marble slab design of your clients’ dreams without the heavy lifting or headaches from harsh echoes. A mainstay of stonework, Calacatta continues to be the most beloved marble in many spaces. Known for its elegant white field and dramatic veins, Calacatta panels can be styled up or down for a more extravagant look or minimal style. Pair Calacatta with warm metals, rich-colored woods, or an abundance of indoor greenery. However it’s styled, this timeless print will achieve the understated, luxurious look and feel of museums without feeling like you have to whisper.


Luxury without the heavy lift - provide high performing acoustic control with the pristine visual impact of natural stone. Add the timeless tone of Travertine to your projects for all the impact of stone without the sound issues it normally brings along. This beloved stone, commonly associated with the Colosseum and ancient Rome, brings beautiful shades of beige, yellow, and cream to a space for an elegant look. With a neutral palette, this print pairs perfectly with many aesthetics. This versatility empowers you to couple it with light or dark accents and maintain its stunning sophistication all while creating a superior sounding space.


Play a trick on senses by utilizing our Natural Materials prints in scenarios that seem unnatural. While heavy marble or stone slabs may seem risky to hang overhead, the Calacatta or Travertine prints on Kirei O Baffles offer this option easily without the worry of weight. Apply any Natural Materials print to any Kirei baffle, cloud, or tile for a unique way to wow your clients with realistic patterns backed up by dependable acoustic performance. Whichever pattern, personal branding, or product you want printed on, just reach out and our team will be ready to assist!

“From rustic to modern, natural materials help us create a more holistic and calming environment, and that’s what we set out to achieve with Kirei Ink’s Natural Materials Collection. With nature-inspired hues, such as earthy browns and rich textures, Kirei Ink’s Natural Materials Collection helps designers achieve the Calacatta marble slab of their dreams or the beautiful airiness of Linen without having to worry about acoustics or sustainability.”
- Michael DiTullo, Creative Director of Kirei

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Kirei’s PET products are made from 60% recycled post-consumer plastics so you can be sure that every panel you specify is diverting hundreds of plastic bottles from landfills. Additionally, Kirei Ink panels come with numerous environmental certifications, including Declare Label (Red List Free), HPD, and Low-VOC. Printing is done using water-soluble, Greenguard certified PROGRAPHIC® UV ink. The LED inks contain less than .03% volatile organic compounds, are void of heavy metals, and contain up to 50% monomers and oligomers naturally derived from renewable resources, such as plants and biomass.

Natural Materials don’t have to be a nightmare for acoustic design. Kirei Ink offers designers a more sustainable and simple option for delivering visually magnificent spaces with the acoustic capabilities of PET felt. Give clients the décor they dream of without distracting echoes. Request your sample and start designing now.

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Add a little nature to your next project in the form of stunning stonework and favorite fibers. Explore the Natural Materials Collection and request your sample box today!

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