Giving shape to the background of someone else´s life

Anna finds it important that architecture is self evident, appropriate and contextual. She is continuously aware that when she is designing a space, she is giving shape to someone’s life. Anna’s greatest inspirations are Monadnock, Bovenbouw, Paul Delvaux and Yves Klein.

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Montoya Coworking, Barcelona | Interior Architect: Skye Maunsell and Jordi Venciana | Photography: Salva López

Minimal Canvas


The Minimal Canvas Uno embraces the natural apppearance of Organic acoustic boards. The fine texture of wood wool reminds of woven fabric or textile, also called <canvas>. The maintenance of the natural colour offers an intrinsic warm quality that perfectly blends with other, more cold materials.

Essentially Minimal Canvas is a product-based design: a monochrome composition of acoustic insulation boards with standard dimensions. The subtle milling of a diagonal pattern on three of the acoustic boards make the other two stand out.

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Paris, Bernard Dubois Architects | Photography: Romain Laprade

Minimal Canvas


The Minimal Canvas Combo is a smaller variant or little brother for UNO. As the name reveals, this down-sized unit is always supposed to be repeated, rotated and combined into a larger canvas that equals the size of the UNO. Compared to UNO, Combo has a more elaborate look, slightly more sophisticated.

With the Minimal Canvas you use the intrinsic warm appareance of wood wool with perfect soundproofing. In terms of production technology, this approach allows a low-cost and efficient outcome.

Meet Anna van Oekelen

How different is the challenge to create an acoustic wall instead of a building for an architect? Anna van Oekelen explains how she approached the Organic request and where she found inspiration

About her
Acoustics in Design
Anna's project for Organic
Anna about her design