Obersound is a natural wood acoustical panel composed of a wood veneer laminate, Oberflex, applied to a medium density fiberboard (MDF) substrate. The panels (Collection 5.5 Designers and Micro Perforated Collection) are then perforated with decorative patterns inspired by natural or textile related elements to attain design interest. The perforation combined with a special installation technique provides the acoustical sound absorption. Tectonique 5.5 uses a totally new way of mounting suspended ceilings thereby widening the field of design possibilities. Unlike conventional acoustic panels that are not valued for their aesthetics, Obersound combines the beauty of natural wood with superior sound control.