Beller Collection wins #MetropolisLikes
June 16, 2016
The new Beller Collection of cork acoustic tiles won a #MetropolisLikes award at this year’s NeoCon. The new collection launching later this summer is inspired by techniques used in traditional shoe sole molding. Designed by Norwegian designer Lars Beller Fjetland, Lisboa and Porto tiles are acoustically absorptive composite cork wall tiles composed of 1’-4” square modules that install easily with a unique pressure fit rail system. The design of the Lisboa tiles references Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeier’s ceramic tiles where five standard tile designs can be combined and rotated to create endless, unique patterns. Three standard profiles of the Porto tiles are inspired by familiar textures found in factory building surfaces—rounded silos, corrugated metal siding, and saw-tooth rooftops. The heat-molded composite cork tiles provide graphic patterning across wall surfaces while simultaneously assisting with acoustic absorption.