The Natural Speaker by Studio Joon&Jung

The Natural Speaker by Studio Joon&Jung

The Natural Speaker by Studio Joon&Jung

The Natural Speaker by Studio Joon&Jung

My current sound system set-up at home is a set of Joey Roth ceramic speakers, which in my opinion are some of the most beautiful objects ever created. Simple in form and materials, they sound amazing, and of course they look amazing. But the folks over at Studio Joon&Jung have thrown in their hat and have created a set of speakers that are rustic and charming because of their handmade characteristics. Says their website:

The idea for the ‘the natural speaker’ derived from the desire to create an absolutely unique, handcrafted speaker for the interior space. Whereas a lot of speakers are constructed to produce a rather fat bass and sharp high tones, we felt the sound was kind of stuck inside the speakers, missing a natural vibe and ambiance. During the development of the ‘the natural speaker’ we discovered the great properties of porcelain as a speaker casing, providing a clear resonance and mellow sound.

Amplified inside the ceramic and wood transmission construction, the sound gains a slight echo, creating a natural feeling of resonance, resembling the distinct flair of an acoustic instrument right in front of you.

I think my favorite details on the speakers are the small, leather straps that keep the wood and the ceramic firmly held together. It’s a detail that could have been overlooked but was well considered. I’m so curious to know how they sound in person. Speakers are so subjective to an individual listener, but they seem to be really well crafted. If you’d like more info and photos on the Natural Speakers click here.

Found through Dezeen

Bobby

3 Comments The Natural Speaker by Studio Joon&Jung

  1. angie May 23, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    this is so creative and clever!!! Studio Joon&Jung is amazingly talented and creative.

  2. KMS May 23, 2011 at 10:24 PM

    amazing…such talent! love it.

  3. Nathan Hill May 24, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    These are so beautiful, great post! The white leather straps would be the selling point for me if I saw this in person. The design reminds me of work that Kenya Hara discusses in his book Designing Design. In the book he shows examples of both Haptic and Senseware design. Haptic design is “relating or pleasant to the sense of touch” where Senseware is “any familiar thing that inspires our sensory perceptions”. He’s also got lots to say about the beauty of designing in white!

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