Ginkgo is an attractive sound-absorbing panelling system designed by Swedish manufacturer Blå Station, in collaboration with Stone Designs. The colourful panels take inspiration from the ginkgo tree, by combining Japanese tradition with a contemporary European perspective.
The ginkgo tree is an important symbol in Japanese culture. After the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, several ginkgo trees survived the attack, and are still alive today. The trees are now considered to be a “bearer of hope” and a symbol of resilience and peace in Japan. Popular motif in Japanese art, the distinctive fan-shaped ginkgo leaf is brought by Blå Station and Stone Designs, in a contemporary context.
Ginkgo inspires you to dream of nature and brings the most amazing landscapes from all over the world into your indoor environment. Ginkgo can be a cloudy sky in winter or a forest ablaze with colour during the autumn.
The hot-pressed sound-absorbing acoustic panels are made from 100% polyester, and are available in four different colours: off-white, light grey, grey, and anthracite. The surface can be laminate in a variety of additional colours. By simply mixing and matching colours, Ginkgo can morph into ‘millions of different inspirational landscapes’.
*All images and information courtesy of Blå Station.