Nevada Artist Uses QuietFiber to Improve Home Theater Sound Performance
Decorative artists Bryan Melillo and his partner Bruce Czopek created classic movie poster-style art for a home theater in an upscale Lake Tahoe residence using Quiet Fiber®, a noise absorbing material from Tampa, Florida-based Acoustiblok, Inc. Quiet Fiber is used to absorb reverberant noise in acoustically sensitive spaces, such as this state-of-the-art home theater.
Lake Tahoe, NV (PRWEB) May 09, 2012
Decorative artist Bryan Melillo and his partner Bruce Czopek have created classic movie poster-inspired artwork in an upscale Lake Tahoe residential home theater with Quiet Fiber® noise absorbing material. Quiet Fiber, a product of Tampa, Florida-based Acoustiblok, Inc., is used to absorb reverberant noise in acoustically sensitive spaces such as this state-of-the-art home theater.
When Lake Tahoe Architect and Designer Craig Bonds designed the home theater in the private residence, he consulted with Jay Boland of Acoustiblok and determined that Quiet Fiber was the treatment he needed for the project. Bonds framed and hung four, 4 foot x 4 foot pieces of Quiet Fiber to provide the acoustic treatment desired within the space, while maintaining its minimalist design. Once hung, however, Bonds was less than thrilled with the bland result, which resembled “framed white paper.”
Bonds called in Melillo and Czopek, owners of Interior Art Design – MelilloCzopek Artisans in Reno, Nevada, to create some space-appropriate artwork with the already-framed acoustical material, and what they came up with surprised everyone: vivid movie poster-style pieces that add color and texture to the space, and reflect a bit of the homeowner’s taste in films, sketched and painted directly onto the Quiet Fiber – no canvass necessary.
“We wanted to be careful not to interfere with the acoustical properties of the Quiet Fiber, so we just used charcoal pencils, colored pencils and small amounts of acrylic paint to get the authentic movie poster look we were after,” Melillo said.
The artists also used tiny amounts of water with the colored pencils to create a bit of a water color effect in some places, with spot-on results.
“Bruce and I have never worked on a project like this before, so we approached it cautiously using mostly water-based mediums on the Quiet Fiber. It worked beautifully, and we are excited about the prospect of doing more of these for home theater spaces in the future.”
Quiet Fiber can be hung on any wall or hidden underneath curtains or tapestries, and on top of shelves or tabletops to provide noise absorption in spaces susceptible to reverberant noise. Quiet Fiber has been used decoratively in clubs, restaurants, private residences and other spaces in need of a sound abatement solution that worked with the space’s existing décor. By cutting the Quiet Fiber to the appropriate wall size and then covering it with coordinating fabric, Quiet Fiber instantly doubles as a sound deadening treatment and wall art.
The completed Quiet Fiber art pieces in the Lake Tahoe home theater include scenes from the movies “Pulp Fiction,” “The Guns of Navarone,” “The Last of the Mohicans” and “Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke,” at the homeowner’s request.
“We can create these Quiet Fiber art pieces for any movie or theme the client requests,” Melillo said. “I think these are a great alternative to boring sound panels.
“Who wouldn’t rather have authentic-looking movie posters in fine art form doubling as acoustic panels in their space?”
Acoustiblok Founder and President Lahnie Johnson says the Quiet Fiber-as-art concept is one he has been working to make available since launching Quiet Fiber in 2011.
“We launched our Quiet Fiber material with this type of application in mind,” Johnson said. “When you’re addressing solid surface noise issues in well-appointed residences or businesses like this magnificent Lake Tahoe space, you can’t hang ordinary sound abatement products because, although they serve a functional purpose, they aren’t necessarily going to look good in the space.
“Quiet Fiber is the only sound damping product on the market on which paint can be directly brushed or airbrushed to create a complementary design element in any space. You have the sound abatement properties you need, in a product that can be completely disguised as an artistic element within the space.”
About Quiet Fiber:
High sound absorbency Quiet Fiber is a two-inch thick interior/exterior noise solution that can also be cut to fit and simply hot glued underneath a bar, cabinets, countertops, tables, chairs, or behind a wall tapestry or curtains. Slide a Quiet Fiber “pillow” on top of cabinets, or anywhere else that reverberant noise and echo is a problem. Easily cut to size with a serrated knife, Quiet Fiber can be concealed almost anywhere.
Quiet Fiber is a non-fiberglass material designed to absorb the maximum amount of sound (NRC 1.00). Fireproof, totally hydrophobic (will not absorb water or moisture), washable, non-deteriorating, mold and mildew-proof, Acoustiblok offers a lifetime warranty on this product.
Quiet Fiber is used extensively for industrial noise reduction in large diesel generator rooms. It is also the answer to any space in need of a quick noise fix. Quiet Fiber is easy to install anywhere noise is a problem, without spending thousands of dollars to retrofit sound abatement material under drywall, or cover walls with expensive sound panels.
Quiet Fiber is UL fire rated for floor, wall and ceiling applications, 100 percent recyclable and 100-percent made in the USA.
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