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The latest developments in the world of ceilings

Here we inform you regularly about product innovations and events as well as trends and know-how from the fields of planning, acoustics and much more.

Press | 23. July 2020
Now available in the UK – premium metal ceilings designed by OWA

The international suspended ceilings manufacturer OWA is pleased to inform you about a significantly increased focus upon metal ceiling systems in the British market. This follows specific investments in the further development of products, production processes and services to meet the requirements of UK specifiers and clients. After decades of international experience in the supply […]

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Press | 29. April 2020
Sinfonia – one surface for every acoustic desire

OWA’s premium fleece-laminated mineral ceiling range Sinfonia features six different acoustic variations to enable precise acoustic design coupled with a uniform surface appearance. Depending on the requirements and local conditions, the acoustics can therefore be subtly adapted without any perceptible differences in appearance. Just about any acoustic requirement can be fulfilled, ranging from outstanding sound […]

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Press | 28. April 2020
Evidence of good taste

Multi award-winning acoustic ceiling for company restaurant of Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG by star designer Hadi Teherani The product “Corpus”, designed by star designer and architect Hadi Teherani for OWA, is evidence that ceiling canopies can be decisive style elements for successful interior design. There is good reason why the cubic acoustic elements […]

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Press | 26. April 2020
OWA Humancare – protected from the very top

Hygienic ceilings reduce the growth of pathogens and reduce stress in the health care sector. Our health is our greatest asset – we are more aware of this today than ever. Care and treatment of sick people require top performance every day. Especially in the health and care sector, hygiene measurements preventing the spread of […]

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Press | 6. April 2020
Health – our most precious asset

Studies show the importance of interior design within the health sector When discussing health, two topics are currently the focus of attention:  how to reduce the spread of the corona virus and the targeted treatment and cure of sick people. It is the social responsibility of our society and we are well aware that it […]

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Press | 18. June 2019
Room acoustics in open office landscapes

In open-plan offices or open-plan office environments, it requires a lot of acoustic optimization to gain acceptance for the new office landscape, especially if the employees used to be housed in individual offices. Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Plötzner, specialist in environmental acoustics at OWA, outlines the (spatial) acoustic challenges in his article and compares them with the […]

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Press | 13. June 2019
OWA establishes sales organization in China

In order to meet the demand for high-quality ceiling systems also in the premium segment of the Chinese market, Odenwald Faserplattenwerk GmbH establishes another sales company in Shanghai.  The purchasing power of Chinese consumers is rising rapidly. Above all, the middle class is growing fast and is ensuring sustained strong growth. This development is supported […]

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Press | 21. January 2019
OWA enjoys a ‘winning’ start at BAU 2019

Why does a manufacturer of building materials still attend a traditional trade fair in the age of digitalisation? To present new products and gain direct feedback during talks with the customer. Simple visualisation is insufficient especially when designing attractive rooms with high-quality ceiling systems. Decision-makers, planners and installers want to experience the products, to touch […]

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Press | 17. January 2019
Seamlessly happy – OWA has the plan

Are vast seamless ceilings with a fine plaster coating and excellent acoustics nothing more than a pipe dream for architects and installers? Not at all! The seamless OWAplan ceiling system – also part of the OWAconsult collection – has been completely upgraded. Fleece lamination at the factory makes the work onsite even more convenient. The […]

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Press | 16. January 2019
An acoustic symphony in six variations

OWA expands its symphony of fleece-covered mineral ceilings from the OWAlifetime collection with four new Sinfonia products. They answer to the sonorous names Silencia, Balance, Privacy and Reflecta.

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Apropos listening: The product line allows precise acoustics design with the same surface thanks to a choice of six variants offering different levels of acoustic effectiveness. Depending on the requirements and local conditions, the acoustics can therefore be subtly adapted without any perceptible differences in appearance. Just about any acoustic requirement can be fulfilled, ranging from outstanding sound reflection across an intelligent combination of high absorption and sound reduction through to 100% absorption. This produces freedom to create.

Sinfonia Silencia is our strongest sound absorbing mineral ceiling (A absorber) and optimised for use in areas where concentration and stress reduction are key aspects of the interior design.

Sinfonia Balance is our universal mineral ceiling in the premium segment and thanks to a unique combination of good sound absorption and high levels of sound reduction, it allows for optimum acoustics inside and outside rooms.

Sinfonia Privacy guarantees pleasant room acoustics thanks to its medium sound absorption and its outstanding sound reduction performance also protects privacy.

Sinfonia Reflecta is a tile with outstanding sound reflection properties. It is developed for excellent audibility, e.g. in the area of a speaker, and is especially suitable for educational institutions.

In addition to modular design of room acoustics, the Sinfonia product line also provides high levels of creative freedom. 213 RAL colours enable a blend of optimised acoustic architecture with bespoke interior design.

The tiles are also available with a hygiene finish. (Colour variations and hygiene finish not available for Sinfonia Reflecta.)

The manifold prizes recently awarded to OWA are testament to the innovative power of the brand. For example, products from the OWAconsult collection have recently won at the China Good Design Award 2018, the bdia ausgesucht! 2018, the ICONIC AWARDS 2018, the Red Dot: Best of the Best (2018), iF DESIGN AWARDS 2018, the German Design Award 2018, and the MIAW. The logical consequence is that the OWAconsult collection is being continuously improved and upgraded. Among these innovations are the OWAplan and RAW product lines, as well as the introduction of new lighting elements for the modular Corpus system. These and other innovations will be presented to a specialist audience for the first time at the BAU trade fair on Stand 538 in Hall A2.