Do you Hear What I hear? Please no more felt. by Sperry Bilyea

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Acoustic Fabrics have come a long way to the point we are going to shout from the rooftops in hopes that some designers will hear us. No more felt. Ok, maybe a little less felt.

Our hope is that in learning more about what is out there for acoustical fabrics we may expand the sound design world’s options when is comes to sound dampening and absorption.

Acoustical Properties

We have two excellent sound absorption fabrics with the following characteristics:

  • Indoor, Frontlit, Silicone Edge Graphic SEG, and Custom Structure

  • Sound Softening

  • Optically White

  • 100% Polyester

  • Print Width 120

  • 100% TCS

  • Acoustic Absorption Value a/ class: 0.85/B - 0.90/A

  • Washable

Custom Size, Shape and Imagery

Easily interchangeable using the silicone edge graphics (SEG) frames. We can take any digital image, pattern anddye it into the fabric. For workplace dividers, to absorbing the sound in open spaces and lobbies these fabrics are very effective and beautiful.

Acoustical Fabrics and Lighting

The acoustical fabrics are a thicker fabric so they are not backlit directly. We put the acoustical fabric in behind the backlit fabric so the artboxes can absorb sound. The other cool thing about these fabrics is you can front light the fabrics to create effects with the fabric color for an interesting look such as city landscape moving from day to night.

Our Expertise - Not Sound, but we got you covered.

We have partnered with sound experts to help design the concept or spaces. The acoustics realm is a whole area of expertise that we need help with because of its complexity. We are really good at making the concepts a reality.

Please contact us regarding our acoustic fabrics, we would love to HEAR from you.

PS. We do have a sound fabric room at our plant. If you are in the area drop by and you can check it out. It is a little harder to test with just a fabric sample.

What Can You Create? ANYTHING! by Sperry Bilyea

Something That No One Else Has Ever Seen Before!

That's why we fell in love with our product and you will too -- as the options as endless.

Decide... what size do I want?

Then...what shape do I want?

Then...what do I want on this fabric? Or do I just want the fabric as is?

Then...do I want it lit or not?

Now ...do I want one or more?

And finally ...who is it for and where do I want them?

Now go to our Connect Page and fill out form...or just email us at inquires@wallumination.com

Let's make your dream creations come true!

 

IDS Show Experience 2019 by Sperry Bilyea

First thing, we are so happy that Interior Design Show team accepted our application and we were able to attend our first annual IDS Show.  Our IDS team were exemplary and extremely helpful.

IDS Show - Having the party the first night was such a fun way to meet creative passionate people looking at the latest trends, having delicious appetizers and connecting with like minded people. I have never been too hip but it felt very hip and it was fun to see Toronto out in this way. The overhead lights on Thursday's night party were dimmed down which was great for us. It made our lightboxes super standout.

The Exhibitors - I always enjoy meeting new people and learning about new products.  There was a lovely community of entrepreneurs who were incredibly helpful with an extra ladder, friendly face or some good business advice.

The Attendees- we have been to a few other shows and by the end we were pretty drained physically and emotionally.  However, at the IDS show the attendees were very inspiring by their questions, interests and passions.  We loved the diversity, young and old all interested in the latest products for their home. 

The Media - we have had some great free coverage from the sidewalk hustle to an upcoming Cityline Show.  We are hoping we can get some additional press and will continue to work on this. Doing shows like this are so important and really are quite good for helping get the word out.

Our Focus - when you have focus on where you need to head it really helps moving the ball forward.  Interior Designers is our target market this quarter and next.  They have the creativity, vision and perspective how these custom lightboxes would work in their client's home setting.  The IDS show was a perfect show for us.

Our Consistency - a tradeshow forces you to get your ducks in a row from marketing to your website to our social media.  We have been consistent over the last few months and it makes such a difference.  

Our Attitude - Being an entrepreneur and going with the flow when things come up is key to success.  From chopping up signs and floors because the booth was too small to borrowing size 13 hard toe boots from the security team to getting help to pack up booth...were all small decisions that are somewhat stressful at the time but looking back were good ones.

Our Date Night - Very thankful for my dear partner all 4 days helping me with all the details.  It was go go go but a fun way to spend time together and build our dreams.

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The Perfect Valentine's Gift! by Sperry Bilyea

Hard to believe it is almost the end of January.  Valentines Day is just around the corner.  It has always been a big day in our house growing up because it was the day my parents met.  It was a Grade 10 Valentines Day and they had their first dance.

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#NOMOREBOREDWALLS by Sperry Bilyea

We are prepping for the IDS Show.  My husband was letting me practice my 30 second offering.  I wanted something cheeky and fun.  Many times when people walked by the booth at the Cottage Life Show they did not know what we were selling.  I started saying the lightbox is a "modern day slide" or "next generation canvas print.”

I know that to have a lightbox in your home is a little forward thinking.  They are everywhere in the Europe store windows, they are starting to come into our retail spaces and store windows such as Sport Chek and Indigo.  These lightboxes will eventually be in people's home, offices and basements.

All I can say is when I look at mine in my office.  It makes me smile.  It is my Shift Your Thinking Logo -  I remember my purpose, my amazing business partner and the support community that we are building.  When you put something meaningful on your walls it can bring your joy and besides your walls will be happy too.

Hope to see you at Booth 1607 at the IDS Show!

HAPPY 2019 by Sperry Bilyea

Okay, a New Year.  Well-Intentioned. Try Again. Repeat.

It has been a while.  I spent time over the holidays looking back over 2018.  What a year!  Life took over...so blogs became a nice to have.   I really do love this little company and I know it can succeed. 

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