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Colorful Hexagonal Wall Tiles Made From Sound-Absorbing “Wood Wool”
Posted By Ana Lisa On March 4, 2011 @ 1:34 pm In Design,Green Interiors,Green Materials,Green Products,Innovation | 23 Comments
Fresh from the scene of Stockholm Design Week , these colorful hexagonal wall tiles by Form Us With Love  strike a brilliant balance between sustainable materials, economy and functionality. The modular tiles  are available in a variety of different colors and can be assembled in various patterns to create a gorgeous mural on your wall. The tiles are made from wood fibers mixed with cement and water, and they have sound-absorbing properties that can actually improve the acoustics of a room.
Form Us With Love  collaborates with different manufacturing companies to create everyday objects, furniture, and lighting products that challenge conventional design initiatives. For the production of these hexagons, they work with the only manufacturer of wood wool in Sweden – a 20-man traditional family business called Traullit .
The tiles are made from wood slivers which are known primarily as excelsior or wood wool  in North America. The material is mainly used for packaging, cushioning, insulation, and even stuffing teddy bears. The process of making wood wool cement is very simple: wood slivers are cut from local tree logs and then get mixed with some water and cement, which acts as a binder and provides strength. The mixture is then put in a mould and left to dry into shape. The result is a material that is environmentally friendly, moisture and sound absorbent, and fire and water resistant.
See other products from the swedish design studio by looking at the pictures from their exhibition “Form Us With Friends “, held during Stockholm Design Week 2011.
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URLs in this post:
 Stockholm Design Week: http://www.stockholmdesignweek.com/
 Form Us With Love: http://www.formuswithlove.se/hexagon
 modular tiles: http://inhabitat.com/kvadrat-eco-friendly-north-tiles/
 Form Us With Love: http://www.formuswithlove.se/
 Traullit: http://www.traullit.se/
 excelsior or wood wool: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_wool
 Form Us With Friends: http://www.formuswithlove.se/fuwf2011
 http://www.vimeo.com/19287300: http://www.vimeo.com/19287300
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