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Article: Ennis House tiles as acoustic wall panels

 
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:24 pm    Post subject: Article: Ennis House tiles as acoustic wall panels Reply with quote

Offecct recreates the tiles of Frank Lloyd Wright's historic Ennis House


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DRN



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting idea, one wonders how many will sell and if dusting them will be an issue. The photo shows the tiles set as Wright did...will others rotate the tiles to change the pattern?
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting idea, but I think a subtler pattern, like the Millard block might be better for areas less grand than Ennis, which becomes a bit intense in an office interior (as would also Freeman). Not that repurposing the blocks is invariably a bad idea. I have two Ennis blocks flanking my fireplace as hobs.

Another architectural pattern that has been used in other buildings is the turquois-painted aluminum screen designed by Johnny Hill for the house in Cincinnati. In one instance, a wall in the "Big Brother" TV show 'house' was composed entirely of the pattern. Out of context, it really didn't work well.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should we be offended, or at least disturbed, by the change in scale of this reproduction of the Ennis block design ? I don't know if the many other architect-designed acoustic wall tiles are of a similar size (c. 24" square ?). Perhaps the Foundation required the change is scale so as to prevent the accidental misrepresentation of the reproduction as an original ? The dead-white color is another, perhaps less upsetting modification.

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egads



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the size is kind of a standard for tiles used in recording studios. I doubt these are meant for homes or even conference rooms & offices.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Offecct Gives Frank Lloyd Wright Tiles a New Lease on Life


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