Zintra Acoustic Solutions, by The Baresque Group, is proud to celebrate its success at NeoCon 2024, held recently in Chicago. Established in 1969, NeoCon is the premier event of the year for the commercial interior design industry. Conducted annually, it's where the future of design is shaped, showcasing cutting-edge products and services from over 400 exhibitors.

As a leading innovator in acoustic solutions, Zintra has been a proud participant at NeoCon since 2015, receiving consistent accolades for new product development and booth design.

At this year’s event, Zintra unveiled a stunning new colour collection and took home awards in four prestigious categories:

Gold Award (Best of NeoCon) – Zintra Mesh Baffles: This innovative collection's acoustic quills hang from a suspended powdercoated mesh, perfectly balancing acoustics with aesthetics.

Gold Award (Best of NeoCon) – Zintra Premium Materials: This collection of 18 designs and 6 material finishes recreates the striking aesthetics of architectural finishes with awe-inspiring realism and superior acoustics.

Silver Award (Best of NeoCon) – New Zintra Colours: Taking inspiration from nature, the collection of six compassionate tones impressed with its ability to address the rising desire for workspaces that prioritise wellbeing. Created using advanced fibre technology, these new colours feature a unique 4-layer construction that adds depth, visual interest and enhanced coordination options.

Additionally, Zintra also won the IIDA Showroom and Booth Design Award for Best Large Booth.

"This year's winners pushed design boundaries and incorporated impactful elements that will serve as inspiration for designers and manufacturers for years to come," Cheryl S. Durst, the Hon. FIIDA, IIDA executive vice president and CEO, said.

Collectively, these awards solidify Zintra's position as a leader in design innovation, providing architects and designers with versatile and high-performing solutions.

New colours for connection

Zintra is further expanding its design potential with the launch of an exciting new colour range. Designed in collaboration with renowned colour specialist, Professor Jada Schumacher, this new collection harnesses the transformative power of nature-inspired colour in design. The six new hues create spaces that evoke warmth, community, and, above all, a return to nature, as an antidote to today’s fast-paced, technology driven world.

“From the craze for forest baths to remote eco wellness retreats under palapas and jungle canopies, today's society needs nature to transport to a place of nourishing silence far from the tumultuous chaos of the world. The Zintra colour collection honours the serenity of immersing yourself in the quiet calm of nature. Of course, acoustic silence as a theme is trending and is one thing of many to celebrate about Zintra,” says Schumacher.

Aptly named Parchment, Storm, Meadow, Twilight, Elderberry and Saffron, these compassionate colours promise to endure, empowering designers to create truly unique, connected and inspiring spaces that align with the latest trends and those to come.

"The new colours blend artistry with technology. Starting with a foundational hue, we utilised state-of-the-art advancements to blend four fibres of complementary tones, crafting delicate chromatic transitions that produce textured nuances. These nuances foster human connection, enhance the colours’ visual depth, and seamlessly coordinate with any environment," explains Zintra creative and managing director Angus Blaiklock.

These six colours have now been added to the standard Zintra colour offering, with free samples available to order via the website. Baresque offers same-day dispatch and free shipping on all standard product sample orders.