As the pioneering and relatively young brand on the market (5 years and still counting), Acustio is striving to enhance the way people live and work. The company designs and manufactures sound absorbing solutions for home and office, which then they export to up to 30 markets worldwide. Acustio has managed to provide their acoustic panels to headquarters of such giants as Google, Visa, HSBC, Tesla, Amazon, Allegro etc. Their technology isn’t something to be found elsewhere and don’t use PET materials and that is beyond rare, instead Acustio focuses on creating their products based on high quality three-layered synthetic felt or natural wool. This gives the most impeccable acoustic experience. The company’s focus lays on outstanding design, sustainability, ecology and unprecedented technologies which satisfy the most demanding. Their products can be placed in both office space or home. Interview with Gosia Jarmuszkiewicz, Communication Leader at Acustio. Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company? Gosia Jarmuszkiewicz: We are focusing mainly on sound insulation of office spaces, but not neglecting any kind of living areas, like hotel rooms. We strongly believe that proper acoustics are the top priority when taking people’s well-being into consideration. Especially employees who spend a significant amount of time working with their focus being on the high pitch. E.E: What’s the news about new products? G.J: We are just working on launching our collaborative project – an acoustic lamp. E.E: What are the ranges of products? G.J: Products we offer are acoustic panels of different sort for various surfaces, from walls, glass walls, ceiling, freestanding to even lamps soon. The material we use is the highest quality felt – natural wool or synthetic, whatever the preferences of our clients are. We mastered a few innovative technologies placing us as pioneers in the realm of acoustic solutions, for example our three-layer edge or NanoFelt technology that enables to put an extra layer of microparticles to minimise the germs impact on the space. We are not using PET, which is also unprecedented. Some of our product families are characterised by the highest class of sound absorption (A), others can be cut and personalised to the size of the wall (minding the spots for lamps or electrical outlets). These are just a few. E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active? G.J: We are working with companies basically worldwide. E.E: What can you tell us about market trends? G.J: For sure the industry starts to notice the need to make offices as homey as possible. Post-Covid world needs stability and work life balance, but also upgrading the working spaces to feel more friendly, calm and stimulating – placing a desk with a chair is definitely not enough. Gen Z is entering the work scenario and they are more sensitive to the energy and “vibe” of the office. That’s why it is beyond important to implement element that will not only enhance the effectiveness of their work, but also make coming to the office a more pleasurable experience. E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed? G.J: Our most innovative product must be a Silentum Pillar and a Colline panel, both were awarded by Red Dot – Silentum as Best of the Best which is the biggest honour (there’s is no higher recognition for a designer) and Colline by Red Dot Award and iF Award as well. E.E: What estimations do you have for 2023? G.J: We are predicting putting much more focus on creating working spaces a fun places. Working intertwined with having fun, so that people will actually long for coming to the office. We are sure to be a part of that dynamics.