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SEFAR® Architecture Partners with Decoustics to Offer LIGHTFRAME® Translucent Ceiling and Wall System

Illuminated Fabric Ceiling Modules Control Indoor Lighting and Sound Quality

Publish Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013

DEPEW, NY… SEFAR® Architecture announces a partnership with Decoustics, the custom acoustic product division of CertainTeed Ceilings.

Decoustics now includes the LightFrame® illuminated modular fabric ceiling system in its product offerings. SEFAR Architecture LIGHTFRAME is the only fabric ceiling system available that can provide both significant light diffusion and acoustic improvements, while allowing the ceiling to open for access to the plenum.

“Our relationship with Decoustics has helped to strengthen the benefits of LIGHTFRAME to the design community in in North America,” says Peter Katcha, Director of North American Sales for SEFAR Architecture. “We’re excited to take the relationship to the next level by offering full distribution of our LightFrame system to Decoustics’ nationwide network of architectural and design clients.”

LIGHTFRAME's precision fabric optimizes artificial and natural light transfusion without color shift, giving an even illumination. The LIGHTFRAME fabric has also been tested for superior acoustical performance, so designers no longer have to choose between light transmission and sound reduction when selecting ceiling and wall finishes.

“Good interior lighting and acoustics go a long way toward increasing employee concentration in the workplace, student engagement at school, and can even shorten hospital stays by creating a more natural healing environment,” said Christian Kellett, director of sales and marketing for Decoustics. “LIGHTFRAME provides a higher level of control over these important variables and builds upon Decoustics’ reputation for providing custom interior finishing solutions that contribute to dynamic architectural design.”

LIGHTFRAME casts no shadows due to its half-elliptical profile. In addition, it is comprised of custom modules that are hinged to allow direct access to the plenum for light source maintenance. Finally, its fabric resists moisture and dirt, passes ASTM E84 Class Afire testing, and is free of VOCs, unlike PVC fabric ceiling systems.

For a Decoustics brochure and data sheet on SEFAR Architecture LIGHTFRAME, visit:

For over 35 years, Decoustics has served as a leader in interior architectural products through the design and manufacture of innovative acoustical ceiling panels, wall panels and systems. A CertainTeed Ceilings company, Decoustics specializes in custom-engineered, high-precision solutions backed by world-class expertise and technical support. For more information, visit

About SEFAR Architecture: SEFAR Architecture is a leading manufacturer of monofilament precision and ePTFE yarn fabrics and fabric systems for interior and exterior architectural applications. With comprehensive knowledge in textile architecture, Sefar has cooperated with experienced lighting technicians and polymer experts to develop a new generation of fabrics for the architectural and design community. For more information on SEFAR Architecture’s products and services, call Peter Katcha at 727-388-4919 or visit