Mealtimes can be messy affairs, and not just with food. Wakufuru is a new furniture collection intended to take the edge off the loud sounds that often come with dining spaces. Designed for Glimarka by Johan Kapui, the set of tables, benches and additional seating all incorporate sound muffling materials within the simple solid ash wood frames.
The tabletops are veneered MDF. Below is a hidden acoustic filling pad made from felt, perforated board, foam, and a layer of air to maximize the threat to clatter.
The furniture itself is elegant, sturdy, and modern. The smooth legs are modular, designed with a single cut and attachment system to streamline production and assembly across the differently sized pieces.
Incorporating sonic relief into the wooden frames, the Wakufuru system is aimed at homes and public spaces with calm aesthetics and less soothing acoustics.
Hopefully someday someone will make a budget version for high schools across the planet.
More info at Glimakra.