Baffle Light

Baffle is a suspended light that is based on the notion of creating intimacy, softness and warmth in open plan environments, as well as creating acoustic privacy by absorbing sound.

Providing a sense of acoustic privacy, Baffle assists in dampening sound levels, effectively fading conversation into background noise. It encourages better communication, controlled conversation and effective output in individual and collaborative scenarios.

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Baffle comes with a Tridonic LED plate that emits a dimmable, warm white light. In combination with this, the light shade is made of a grey woollen felt, creating a sense of warmth and comfort to the workplace.

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Its large size enables Baffle to successfully assist in wayfinding, particularly in open plan offices where meeting spaces may be hard to spot from a distance away. With Baffle, guests and those unfamiliar with the office are able to simply look for the light fitting as a way for direction.

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In 2016, Schiavello commissioned British duo Doshi Levien to brainstorm innovative ways in which work can be better supported across a number of spaces. When looking at the meeting space, Doshi Levien identified three key points of improvement: acoustic privacy, warmth of space, and wayfinding in open plan offices.

What began as a broad brief was narrowed down into a specific, pioneering product. As we talk, our voice travels upward, and with Baffle above you, sound is captured and muffled, effectively fading conversation into background noise. In response to the need for warmth within space, Doshi Levien selected a 100% fluted wool-felt canopy for Baffle, which adds a soft and tactile texture to the workplace, creating visual warmth and comfort while simultaneously assisting in the absorption of sound.

Thanks to its large footprint and high positioning, Baffle is also useful in wayfinding and defining locations. In an open plan floor plan, it can be difficult for guests and those unfamiliar with the floorplan to find areas such as meeting spaces. The Baffle light assists in this way as an identification of space.

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Founded by Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien over 10 years ago, Doshi Levien is an internationally acclaimed design studio based in London.

Nipa’s work is strongly influenced by her upbringing in India, where she began to explore the link between craft, design and cultural identity, while Jonathan trained in fine cabinet making before perusing industrial design.

The pair has designed a varerity of successful products for Schiavello, including the Parley and Goodwood tables in 2015, and OTM table in 2014.

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