My first Vallila

Tiira – Vallila Interior

My first textile project using a Vallila Interior product came by chance.

I was new in a local business group of a global network, and in our local group we had arranged a lottery between our guests. From my side the prize was a noise-dampening acoustic wall element, with the textile being the free choice of the receiver.

The receiver chose the textile theme called ‘Tiira’. The name of the black-stripe-headed seagull, in Finnish.

Restorative acoustic conditioning

(Suomeksi tässä)

Acoustical conditioning as a restorative factor

(A speech given to the local Toastmasters club members)

I open with a strong one-time clap of hands.

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Did anyone hear an echo? No? Well, it was a very quick-responding one. Not a long-ringing echo, such as one can hear in a large room.

Large PRD-architecture

Math or no math, that’s the question

Architecture that – unintentionally – form large diffusers

PRD’s are diffusers based on math, on Prime Roots to be exact. The calculated surface irregularity ensures that soundwaves are treated much the same way as stealth planes deal with radar waves.

Walking through Helsinki city with a mind (heart) focused on acoustics, on how to dampen noise, inevitably a structure will catch the eye. A structure that reminds of a sound-treating construction.

Värikäs ilta

Vuoden värit 2017

Deko lehden mainostamalla illalla 2017.02.01 Tikkurilan koulutusväki esitteli vuoden värit  maaliyhtiön koulutustiloissa. Kolmen henkilön viiden värikombinaation ennustukset vuoden väreille nostettiin esille. Heidän samat valinnat on esillä uunituoreessa Color Now lehdessä ja tilaisuudessa annettiin myös hieman valoa lehtijuttujen taustatyöstä.

Color Now – lehdessä näitä vuoden (2017) väri-kombinaatiot esitävät suunnittelija Teemu Muurmäki, sisustussuunnittelija Susanna Vento ja Tikkurilan designpäällikkö Marika Raike. Punainen lanka on miten heidän valitsemansa värit sopivat sävymaailmassa yhteen. Lehdessä ei vain esitetä vuoden (2017) väri-kombinaatiot, mutta myös vuoden väri – Angora (H466).

Tikkurilan värisuunnittelija Irina Hanhisalo piti hyvin mielenkiintoisan esitelmän jossa värimaailma avautui eri tavoilla riippuen valon tyypistä ja voimakkuudesta, sekä värien ja varsinkin sävyjen eri yhdistelmien mahdollisuudet. Paljon vinkkejä omalle sisutus-kohteelle – mitä kannattaa pitää mielessä värien valinnassa.

Tietokoneen näyttö ei todennäköisesti anna oikeudenmukaista toistoa värille. Onneksi minulla on lehti.

Seinämaalauksen ja kattorajan rajoite-oppitunnin lopuksi meidän noin 20 päinen ryhmä sai luvan kokeila edellä mainittujen värien eri kombinaatioita omalle levylle.

A colorful evening

The proposed to be, the colors of the year (2017), were presented by the training team of the Tikkurila paint making firm, at their training center next to the factory in Tikkurila village. 5 different color combinations by 3 persons were presented. These same combinations are present in the fresh Color Now magazine. Also, some insight was gives as to the background work of the main interior stories.

These color combinations are presented by designer Teemu Muurmäki, interior designer Susanna Vento and Tikkurila head of design Marika Raike. The interesting effect is how each of these 5 colors work together – especially tint-wise. The Color Now magazine presents, in addition to mentioned 3 combinations, also the color of the year (2017) – Angora (H466).


The author

Martin R.C. Andersson is an engineer with a soft spot for project management.
He has a keen interest in audio equipment, especially studio-level quality monitors. Always looking for noise-free listening… to be a norm. Values silence, and now and then some solitude.
Thinks Yoga is a mental state of being, when thoughts flow long enough – without disruption – to reach a conclusion of idea or work. Thinks Mindfulness is a state of being when work really gets done – well done.

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

Do visit my home page Desiderata.

[ mr_martin_1@hotmail.com ]

Acoustical Solutions for Wall

Sound-dampening solutions for your meeting room Wall


A large photo upgraded with a sound-dampening material.
A 30mm thick sheet is covering the whole back of the canvas.
And not seen.

Perfect for that evening story-reading-time in the childs’ room.
Softening the acoustics, no more echo of your own voice.




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Solutions for meeting rooms and conference centers.


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The author

Martin R.C. Andersson is an engineer with a soft spot for project management.
He has a keen interest in audio equipment, especially studio-level quality monitors. Always looking for noise-free listening… to be a norm. Values silence, and now and then some solitude.
Thinks Yoga is a mental state of being, when thoughts flow long enough – without disruption – to reach a conclusion of idea or work. Thinks Mindfulness is a state of being when work really gets done – well done.

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

Do visit my home page Desiderata.

[ mr_martin_1@hotmail.com ] edecd8