Tuscan Kitchen offers its patrons a world of regional Italian dishes. Unfortunately, this world, while incredibly delectable, was also extremely noisy, and despite the deliciousness of their food, guests were reluctant to return due to the noise. Recognizing they had a problem, the owners turned to Sonic-Shield’s parent company New England Soundproofing for help.
The restaurant building itself was reminiscent of an Italian grotto carved into heavy stone and braced with solid wood. Like the cavern shaped estates of the Italian vineyards, the hard materials and layout created echoes throughout the entire restaurant.
To mitigate the echoes, we first assessed the existing reverberation time and found that the rooms in Tuscan Kitchen registered 7X louder than the recommended reverberation time. To reduce this reverberation, we installed custom-made REVRB® Acoustical Panels swathed in coffee-colored fire-rated fabric so they would meld unnoticed into the décor. Now, Tuscan Kitchen gets to focus on providing its guests with an authentic Italian experience, without recreating the noise.
REVRB® Acoustical Panels installed on ceiling of Tuscan Kitchen
REVRB® Acoustical Panels installed on dining room ceiling of Tuscan Kitchen
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