Quiet Mark’s ‘Quiet Treehouse Donated To Kew Gardens
As reported by Paul Williams – The Chiswick Herald – 10/07/17.
On Sunday July 9th Quiet Mark celebrated its Fifth Anniversary with an exclusive open-air woodland screening of the feature-film In Pursuit of Silence at Kew Gardens.
Quiet Mark www.quietmark.com, the international approval award programme associated with the Noise Abatement Society charitable foundation, has donated its iconic ‘Quiet Treehouse’ to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
The building is now called the Woodland House and is set in the natural conservation woodland area at the south end of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, close to the new Woodland Walk and Badger Sett, enjoyed by visitors of all ages.
The Quiet Treehouse was originally developed in partnership with John Lewis to showcase the latest Quiet Mark awarded products, to raise awareness about the health benefit of noise reduction solutions, cocooned in a tree-shaped, sound-designed creation. It was a central feature at the Ideal Home Show 2014 and RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2014.
The Woodland House at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew will be open to the public from later this summer as a space in which to learn about and celebrate native British woodland, and a blissful haven away from the noisy world.
Quiet Mark hosted its invite-only launch event on Sunday, July 9th at the Woodland House. There was an open-air viewing of In Pursuit of Silence, the critically-acclaimed feature documentary, which explores our relationship with silence and the impact of noise on our daily lives. Quiet Mark is featured within the film.
In Pursuit of Silence launched in UK cinemas in October 2016 and the event is timed to complement both Quiet Mark’s Fifth anniversary and the film’s UK DVD launch this summer.
In its first 5 years, Quiet Mark has worked tirelessly with industry, consumers and Government to create awareness of the value of quieter technology and noise-reduction solutions. The distinctive purple Quiet Mark symbol is awarded following rigorous testing and approval by expert team of acousticians, providing consumers with a clear choice to ‘Buy-Quiet’ to collectively transform the aural environment at home, at work and in outdoor spaces.
“The Quiet Treehouse is a stunning combination of the latest acoustic and architectural design, not only beautiful to the eye but a peaceful place that represents the value of quiet. After touring some of the UK’s most prestigious events, we wanted the structure to continue its Quiet legacy with the perfect partner that would fully utilise its potential. We couldn’t have hoped for a better permanent home than the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where it can be enjoyed by the next generation in harmony with nature.”
Poppy Szkiler, Co-founder and MD of Quiet Mark.
UK brands that donated and discounted noise-reduction materials to build the treehouse for the show tour in 2014, demonstrating solutions for home-build noise problems, include; Kebony Wood,Jewson, Pilkington Glass (Optiphon Glass), Medite Tricoya, Acoustiblok, Cantifix, Kvadrat – Soft Cells, Rockwool, and Alternative Flooring.