Wakufuru

Design by Johan Kauppi for Glimakra of Sweden

It all started with a curious thought - can solid wood furniture be given acoustic properties?

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Wakufuru is a collection of tables, benches and seating islands - combining sound absorption with solid wooden furniture. An innovative corner design, provides a system consistent family where all tables and seats are constructed the same way - regardless of height or size. Every piece of furniture hides an effective sound absorber, built up by several interacting materials and air gaps, all responding to the volume of the furniture. It all started with a curious thought - can solid wood furniture be given acoustic properties?

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“Wood as a material, always contributes with a natural warmth in interiors. I wanted to find out if solid wood furniture could also reflect some of the sound atmosphere experienced in forests. Already the first sketches were based on a design that focuses on Glimakra of Swedens long tradition and history of wood production. The goal was to combine a great knowledge of wood with the expertise in acoustic solutions that is found in the company. The result is an essence of true craftsmanship, advanced wood technology and a great attention to acoustics.”  – Johan Kauppi

Wakufuru Collection - Design by Johan Kauppi for Glimakra of Sweden
Wakufuru furniture by Glimakra of Sweden - Acoustic Test & diagram.
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Wakufuru table and becnh, designed by Johan Kauppi for Glimakra of Sweden
 Photo: Patrik Svedberg

Photo: Patrik Svedberg