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Hush Acoustic Lights

Hush is designed as both a light source and an acoustic device and was developed by Marion Courtillé at David Trubridge (DTL).

Hush works as an acoustic device in two distinct manners:


  • As a local “cone of silence” to create a quiet intimate zone
  • As a reverberation dampener within an entire room to reduce polluting noise from echoes.

DTL was commissioned by IQ Commercial to design an acoustic light based on IQ’s extensive market research for their growing design collection. Hush is marketed in Europe and North America by David Trubridge LTD.


There are currently two sizes, round and a larger oval. Underneath, sound is muted by the absorbent synthetic felt panels that are made from 100% polyester fibres (including a minimum of 65% post-consumer recycled material) which can be recycled again after easy dismantling. 

The material is safe, non-toxic, non-irritant, non-allergic and fire rated to ISO 9705. Although the lights are large they are transported in our trademark kitset form. The interlocking shapes are very easily assembled with minimal connectors and no tools. Hush is licensed to the NZ company IQ. 

The material properties strongly influenced the design of Hush. We explored the use of a weaving technique which interlocks the components in order to reduce the number of fastenings for quick assembly. This system allows for efficient kitset freighting and the overlaps improve the acoustic properties. 


Round: 1400 D x 650 H cm.

They come in six different integral colours: charcoal, grey, brown, pistachio green, beige and orange; an expanded colour range is due later in 2014. POA Ask us about Hush