BuzziSpace, established in Antwerp in 2007, offers innovative acoustic solutions for home and office environments. The company's designs focus on multi-functionalism while embodying functionality, lightness, and flexibility. BuzziSpace strives for innovative acoustic solutions executed via unique products with diverse uses. As the movement towards working and living in open, public spaces grows; private and quiet places for a phone call or meeting are diminishing. BuzziSpace seeks to address these diminishing spots of peace and quiet without disrupting the flow of the open environments where they are located.
Distinguished by acoustics, ecology and flexibility, BuzziSpace products contain a core of sound absorbing eco felt created from 100% recycled plastic bottle waste. Designs aim for optimal sound absorption by concentrating on the range of human speech, the sound frequencies of 250 Hz and 2000 Hz, to create the most peaceful spaces possible.
BuzziSpace is committed to preserving the environment by focusing on a "cradle to cradle" philosophy. Products are created from recycled materials and are recyclable. The company closely monitors raw material recycling in order to continually economize and improve this process, reducing the environmental strain to a minimum impact. This goal has resulted in the development of signature materials BuzziFelt, BuzziRough, and BuzziFabric - all created with recycled content to meet the acoustic and environmental benefits which distinguish BuzziSpace products.
BuzziSpace is the recipient of the of the OVAM Ecodesign Award Pro in 2009 and the Henry van de Velde Award for most innovative company in 2011.
Axel Enthoven studied Industrial Design at the Academy for Industrial Design in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. During his career he received opportunities to work in Germany, Poland, The Netherlands and he even contributed to the Apollo project in the United States.
Enthoven has been working as an independent designer since the 70's and in 1976 he founded his own independent agency known today as Enthoven Associates. The agency has developed more than 1,900 products ranging from medical equipment, to furniture, and bus, train and tram design. One of Enthoven's most recognized designs is Opera, an expanding caravan whose tent resembles the Sydney Opera House when fully expanded.
Enthoven's career also resulted in teaching opportunities. He was a visiting professor in 1972 for the Product Development Department at the National Higher Institute for Architecture and Urbanism in Antwerp, Belgium and since 1989 he has been a Professor and Dean for the "Man and Mobility" department at the Design Academy in Eindhoven.