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
Non-porous plastic printed with resin stereolithography creates a basic, untouched sound.
Silicone creates a warm, natural tone.
Dense wool dampens and limits sound to a zone around the user.
Glazed ceramic maximizes the reflection of sound waves, creating a distinctive tone.
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Senses: Design Beyond Vision.