ein flexibler Paravent / a flexible room divider

Kristin Lieb

Juli / July - 2021

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

Master of Arts


As part of the master's thesis, a novel process has been developed: it is about the partial, thermoplastic compaction of PET felt. The compressed parts of the PET felt are used for static purposes, whilst the uncompressed parts provide maximum flexibility and increase the already existing acoustic effects by additional frequencies. The result is GERDA - a light, robust and versatile room divider. Whether in the office or at home, a highly effective acoustic zone can be created quickly and flexibly. In addition to the visual demarcation and the acoustic effect, the divider serves as a neutral background for video conferences. When the work is done, GERDA can be rolled up and stowed away, similar to a yoga mat. The specially developed processing technique is the basis of this work, this room divider is just one possible application among many others.