Eason Chow (Singaporean, born 1989) and Pravar Jain (Indian, born 1993); 3D-printed nylon, wool, ceramic, plastic, electronics; Courtesy of Eason Chow

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0403, LABA Speakers, 2017

Four white, cone-shaped speakers, each the size of a large coffee cup, have different textures, ranging from smooth and hard to rough and fuzzy. By amplifying and reflecting sound in different ways, the speakers create different auditory effects. Small-scale prototypes show the cross-sections of each horn. This study in sound, shape, and materials was designed by Eason Chow and Pravar Jain.

Eason Chow (Singaporean, born 1989) and Pravar Jain (Indian, born 1993); 3D-printed nylon, wool, ceramic, plastic, electronics; Courtesy of Eason Chow
  • LABA Untouch

    Non-porous plastic printed with resin stereolithography creates a basic, untouched sound.

  • LABA Augment

    Silicone creates a warm, natural tone.

  • LABA Restrict

    Dense wool dampens and limits sound to a zone around the user.

  • LABA Unique

    Glazed ceramic maximizes the reflection of sound waves, creating a distinctive tone.

  • Fungo Table Lamp, 1956
  • blown and cased glass, metal, plastic.
  • Gift of Lella and Massimo Vignelli.
  • 1986-111-1

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