Design Industry Visionary Joins Acoufelt Advisory Board
Acoufelt is very pleased to announce that New York based design industry visionary, Mark Strauss, has accepted an invitation to join its advisory board. Mr Strauss drove the success of Interior Design Magazine and Media for over 20 years and has maintained a distinguished reputation in the global design and architecture industries.
“We are really excited about the potential contribution Mr Strauss will make to the future of Acoufelt”, says Michael Neale, Chair of the Acoufelt Advisory Board. “Acoufelt is committed to thought leadership and Mr Strauss is certainly a thought leader. One of the fundamental issues we need to address is the all-too-often compromise of aesthetics over acoustics. We are about eliminating those compromises.”
At the heart of the Acoufelt approach is the Acoustic FWCTM philosophy: looking at every surface of a space – floor, walls and ceiling – as a potential means of absorbing unwanted noise. Acoufelt is committed to this approach to solving customer acoustic problems – Making QuietTM for a real impact.
Acoufelt is in the process of handpicking a diverse range of experts like Mr Strauss to augment in-house skills. Acoufelt is seeking to progress thought leadership so as to make Acoufelt a leader in the acoustic materials industry. The Acoustic FWTM Philosophy combined with several innovative offerings has set Acoufelt apart from other companies in the market as the rising star innovator.
“It is an honor to serve a company with such a deep understanding of how good design, performance and acoustics impacts the health, well-being and work performance of people and organizations,” said Mr Strauss. “I look forward to working with Acoufelt to expand their already strong foothold in the Architecture, Interior Design, and Client communities.”
Acoufelt is committed to helping designers design for the ears as well as the eyes without the need for compromise. Acoufelt believes that the vision Mr Strauss displayed in driving the success of Interior Design Magazine can be harnessed to help find solutions to the enduring design problems of today.
As our world was “re-designed” top to bottom, Mr Strauss provided the vision and leadership to allow ID Magazine to become the dominant voice and inspiration for professional Interior Design and Architecture around the globe. With intimate knowledge of how Design impacts people and organizations, Mr Strauss continues to pursue the mission of firmly tying the power of great design to Evidence Based Human Well-Being. In this regard he serves as Senior Strategic Advisor to IWBI/WELL Building, already in 28 countries and at the forefront of transforming Real Estate. Mr Strauss is a sought-after speaker both within and outside the Design and Real Estate Communities. He sits on the Board of CIDA, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, has additionally served in advisory roles for USGBC and BIFMA, ACT, and is Honorary IIDA, International Interior Design Association. He has since been made Emeritus President of Interior Design Magazine/Media for his significant and ongoing contribution to the organisation.
“Thought leadership is a key focus for Acoufelt”, says Mr Neale. “We already have a diverse team with a global focus. Adding Mark Strauss to the advisory board will give us yet another level of expertise and excellence. I have no doubt he will play a key role in building our future.”