Designing quality workplaces

Acoustic wellness in the modern office

Healthy workspaces start with acoustics

As the world changes and adapts to the new normal, employee wellbeing is as important as ever. While conversations circle around designing offices to facilitate social distancing, sanitising, and Zoom calls—it’s important to take a holistic approach to workplace wellness.

Acoustic wellness is often overlooked, but studies show that without acoustic treatment, office spaces can quickly become noisy, stressful environments. Symptoms of prolonged exposure to auditory stimuli range from tiredness and distraction to pain and high blood pressure. Over time, these symptoms can lead to decreased productivity and staff dissatisfaction.

How can office design contribute to, and improve, wellbeing in the workplace?

Transform your space into a healthy, thriving workplace with acoustic treatment

Autex Interior Acoustics are beautiful, design lead acoustic solutions for the modern workspace—scroll over the pinpoints to see the products in action.

Featured products

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Cascade

Cascade is a collection of acoustic hanging screens that can be suspended or fixed to ceiling space.

Cascade

Cascade is a collection of acoustic hanging screens that can be suspended or fixed to ceiling space.

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Cove

Cove is a slide-on acoustic divider for a quiet and sheltered desk space.

Cove

Cove is a slide-on acoustic divider for a quiet and sheltered desk space.

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Vicinity

Vicinity Desk Screens are a simple, easily customisable, truly acoustic solution for the modern workspace

Vicinity

Vicinity Desk Screens are a simple, easily customisable, truly acoustic solution for the modern workspace

Acoustic treatment doubles as stunning mural for Australian Volunteers International

Since its launch, Australian Volunteers International has enabled more than 15,000 volunteers to respond to challenges across the Indo-Pacific region as part of the government’s international aid program. Architects Dasch Associates and designers Jonik teamed up with Autex to create a stunning Etch™ feature wall for their new workspace—representing their global work efforts through a sprawling world map decal.

Design better, healthier workplaces with science

Design better, healthier workplaces with science

“Creating a positive workplace experience is predominantly about employee behaviour, and the efficiency of the space to support such behaviors. A crucial element of an efficient workspace is acoustics. Regardless of how beautiful, ergonomic, and covid safe a space is—if it sounds terrible, no one will want to work there. Understanding the basics of sound science and acoustic design will give you the knowledge and skills to design better, acoustically sound spaces…”

Seven insights into acoustic wellness in the workplace

Seven insights into acoustic wellness in the workplace

“The modern office is nigh unrecognisable alongside the drab, beige cubicle maze of the 80’s and 90’s. From standing desks and ergonomic mouse pads to in-house naturopaths and flexible hours, the workplace wellness trend is transforming the way we live, work, and play. However, with the popularity of exposed brick, polished concrete, and floor to ceiling glass in contemporary office design, acoustics are often an afterthought. To help you design better workspaces, we’ve collated seven valuable insights into acoustic wellness…”

 

Customisation options

As creators and innovators, we understand the pursuit of the bold and unusual, the rare and exceptional—the brave, colour-outside-the-lines ideas. Every space you design is unique, therefore, every element—from floor to ceiling—should be tailored to fit. Our customisation tools offer unique avenues for creative expression to help you achieve your vision—all that’s left to explore are the boundaries of your imagination.