Since 2002, Kirei has brought beautiful, sustainable and functional design elements to interior designers, architects and end users across North America. Kirei continues its mission to “Inspire a Beautiful World” through a design ethos based on elegant and sustainable design. To date, that intrepid focus has resulted in diverting over 250 million plastic bottles from landfills, giving each bottle renewed purpose as a new design material. This mission has also provided designers with unique products and acoustic solutions to help design great spaces to live, work and play. As such, Kirei distributes EchoPanel and AKUART, decorative and functional designer acoustic products that give designers the visual and acoustic tools to create productive, healthy interiors.
The visually-dynamic and versatile EchoPanel collection of wall and ceiling panels, systems, tiles and partitions are available in standard or custom options to address various acoustic needs in commercial, retail, hospitality, healthcare and education environments. EchoPanel is manufactured by Woven Image, responsibly sourced and made from recycled materials to qualify for LEED credits and other green building or sustainability certifications and is recyclable at the end of life. EchoPanel is a celebrated product, receiving such industry accolades as The Architect’s Newspaper’s 2020 Best of Products award, interiors + sources 2020 Product Innovations Award, and a 2020 GOOD DESIGN award.
In addition, Kirei is the exclusive North American distributor of AKUART, a leader in creating infinitely customizable framed acoustic design elements with an easily changeable canvas. Made from sustainable materials and advancing visual soundscape solutions, AKUART’s four framed acoustic design elements—‘On The Wall’ acoustic wall panels; ‘Hang With Me’ suspended acoustic panels; ‘Stand By Me’ free standing acoustic wall screens; and ‘Shelter Me’ acoustic desk screens—allow designers to select from a variety of art or custom imagery. Each canvas is machine washable, bleach-cleanable and replaceable.