Nike has always turned heads for its iconic shoes, but never like this before. In an ingenious partnership between Nike Grind (Nike’s global sustainability program) and Kirei (maker of innovative and eco-friendly materials for interiors), product designer for both companies Michael DiTullo has created an acoustic solution called the Air deflector which is made from Nike manufacturing scraps and end-of-life shoes.
The air deflector hangs vertically from the ceiling to help dampen noise and break up sound reverberation, perfect for public spaces like offices, hotels, and classrooms. The exterior of the sleek, curved baffle is Kirei’s EchoPanel®, a felt-like material made from 100% PET plastic containing up to 60% post-consumer content. The soft interior down, visible through a window inspired by the air bubble windows of Nike shoes, is a mix of recycled materials from scraps and discarded shoes. The window itself is also eco-friendly, made with Class A fire rated PETG (a type of polyester resin) and is GREENGUARD certified.
With no assembly required, the air deflector comes ready to install with hanging wires and mounting hardware. For more information on Kirei’s Air Baffle with Nike Grind, visit www.kireiusa.com.