My house is quiet. The children are asleep. The dishwasher unpacked and there are no sounds of the cutlery drawer being rattled. Quiet is a simple luxury and something we all need in our lives. The power of quite was aired recently in relation to how our homes are arranged. Are we over open-plan and returning to rooms each with their raison d’etre? Running with this is the comeback of carpet in our homes, which keeps out the noise too.
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Funny to think that it was in the fifties alongside a growing informality of family and social life that rooms began to adopt dual-functionality. I love the phrase ‘through rooms’ and dare I say open-plan living. The living-dining room had arrived and today we seem to have renamed it the kitchen. I do love open spaces but I also dream of sitting in a library, reading quietly and doing this at home.
Now you may not have met Quiet Mark yet, but this is an acoustically-designed tree house developed to offer a vision of a quieter style of living, featuring the products that we all rely on, but without the unwanted noise.
The Quiet Mark Treehouse and Garden by John Lewis is a central feature at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show this week (8-13 July) and I am pleased to say that Alternative Flooring have donated the natural floor.
Poppy Elliott, Managing Director of Quiet Mark says: “Through the sound-designed structure of the Quiet Mark Treehouse and Garden by John Lewis, we can demonstrate that acoustic design for lower noise high performance technology can be applied to several products with diverse uses. By encouraging considered investment in product innovation, it is possible to make the sound output of any product less intrusive to reduce unwanted noise, whilst delivering excellence in product performance.”
The Quiet Mark Treehouse and Garden by John Lewis opens its doors for the final time at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, before being donated to Chestnut Tree House, the children’s hospice for Sussex to support care for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses.