REINVENTING RECYCLED TEXTILES
Originating in France in 2013, pierreplume started with three designers addressing the challenges of creating a circular economy, using waste produced by our society as a resource. After eight years of research and development the material launched in 2021, made from recycled fibres collected from France and Belgium. As a new alternative for the textile recycling industry, the acoustic materials produced in Lille and Angers, France can be used by designers and creatives to highlight the potential of recycled fabrics. Translating into featherstone, pierreplume is so-called because of its lightweight and natural stone aesthetic like limestone, marble, slate or granite.
Available in several neutral shades and patterns, made from 70% recycled textiles like polyester, cotton, wool and acrylic, the material can be applied as wall cladding, coverings, baffling, furniture design, retail displays and in interior spaces like offices, meeting rooms, hotels, shops, restaurants, receptions and private residences.
The material is available in 2000 x 1000 x 12mm panels, which can be cut into complex shapes and patterns with a digital cutter. Its low weight makes it easy to transport and install, and all of the panels are fully recyclable.
The textiles used to produce pierreplume come from industrial production offcuts, work uniforms and discarded clothing, offering new value to materials that are otherwise underused. The surface absorbs sound and promotes acoustic comfort in public places or open spaces. When simply applied to a wall, the material achieves up to a Class D sound absorption, which can be further enhanced with a cavity or double thickness material. The material’s recycled fibres create a subtle variation in the surface, giving the panels an incredibly premium quality with a natural look and feel. With a versatile palette of colours from vibrant whites, neutral grey or slate blue, pierreplume can quickly and easily transform spaces, creating smart acoustic solutions for any areas where sound reduction, texture and circular materiality are desired.