About, Story

The Company

Desiderata Oy provides acoustic solutions to mitigate echo. Improving the sound environment in interior spaces in order to promote a better performance.
Be it work, study or musical practice, performance is easily raised through a longer focus and attention to detail. Remove the attention-robbers, such as sharp peaks in background noise, and you are set.

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Business drive

The bottom line: knowing to have helped to provide for someones’ improved performance – both academically and within health.

Personal satisfaction: the healing effect of creating something with your own hands.


The name of the company

‘Desiderata’ is a poem believed to be written by a priest, found in the ruins of a church, dating back over 100 years. That in fact is a well spread rumor.

This well written poem is written in the 1920’ies and is found in a collection of Max Ehrmann, an American poet. However the poem became famous only after his death in the 1960’ies.

Key messages are “walk in peace” and “keep a healthy mind by avoiding loud noise”. And, that everyone has a story to tell.

And, X-Y-Z is a fun pun at the mathematical coordinates, as much of what Desiderata Oy does is based on these 3 dimensions.


How I got to know this poem

It was in the end of the Freshman or Softmore year, the 9th or 10th year of high school, in the last hour of the Theater class. The teacher had a gift for everyone. I got this poem from her, printed on a thick yellow-brown paper.

DESIDERATA POEM

In my mid teens, I was not particularly extrovert – and still, today, I am more quiet in the sense that I carefully weigh my words. However back then I was probably following the louder persons, who had a charming behavior.


The founder, the company owner

Martin R.C. Andersson started out as a mechanical engineer, slowly developing a soft spot for project management in which he subsequently worked 10 years.
Although having resigned from a corporate career of 18 years under one umbrella, this soft spot is kept alive with a keen interest in the treatment of room environment.

A move from sounds made by mechanical vibrations, to mechanical structures reducing vibrating air.

By control of sound and light, looking to tweak for that noise-free listening… which should be a norm. Values silence, and now and then solitude. Thinks Mindfulness is a ‘state of being’ when work really gets done. When thoughts flow – without disruption – to reach a creative state – and finish what’s at hand.

When the outside world is tuned out, and You are tuned in to performance.
Feels best when Minimalism, Functionalism and Art come together, crossing their paths.

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More about the owner.


Desiderata Oy aims to

create a healthier surrounding around You, so that your performance at work, study or music practice increases. Key factors are less disturbance of sound, coupled with more interesting colors. This is done through mitigation of noise, by control of echo.

Acoustic wall panels (~ 90 x 120cm) bring down noise levels, either by traditional material dampening, or by mathematical design – via prime root calculations.

These customized solutions bring about a softer sound environment, where you gain a deeper focus on work – for a longer time. Additionally, in this atmosphere you stay fresh in mind for a longer time, and your restoration is faster. Comparable to a good nights’ sleep!


 

First wood panel

Proud with the work behind and result of the first PRD panel.

Wood-work done by carpenter Bernd Katter “Woodbeka”, as well as finishing touches on frame design.


 

More on company, presentation

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Video, the basics of echo mitigation