New BuzziBlinds by Alain Gilles for Buzzispace
Updated: Jan 25, 2020
After their introduction in 2011 the BuzziBlinds Classic became an instant hit as partitions for open-plan spaces. Five years later it’s time to add some zest to the family by redesigning them and offering a much wider array of possibilities . The BuzziBlinds are inspired by modernist architecture. The rhythm and tonalities created by the orientation of the V-cut BuzziBlinds add a dynamic and depth to any space.
This free-standing room divider is made up of a series of five rotating acoustic blinds. With a simple twist, the blinds can be opened or closed to varying degrees to create privacy or open-up a space. This gives individuals the opportunity to determine the level of privacy they may want or need at any given moment to concentrate on a specific task. These New BuzziBlinds offer the possibility to create ever more personal and customized spaces. The difficulty was to manage the repetition found in the logic of the blinds.
The challenge was to make sure that they would not become too heavy visually. They have been fully reworked.
The new BuzziBlinds consists of 4 different shapes with the possibilities to have different V-Cut patterns carved straight into the BuzziFeld. On some of the BuzziBlinds, by turning two “blades” of the blinds one can also create new differentiated shapes and a new pattern.
The top shape of some of the acoustical blades allow one to completely redefine the overall shape of the screens when the blades are moved in opposite directions.
There is a great possibility to play with different colors on each sides to create endless variations; creating a rhythm thanks to the V-Cuts in the recycled felt.
The baseplate of each panel is made of powder coated metal and the blinds are made of aluminium core covered with recycled BuzziFelt.