Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Made from wenge and zebrawood veneer by Kino Guérin, in Quebec. The harmonization of contrasting veneers brings a new facet to the notion of equilibrium, which, without being directly inspired by nature, nevertheless emanates from its essence.
Retail price is $1900
Traditional piggy banks have had it all wrong. Jonathan Sabine, at Mat Cult Design Studio has ‘coined’ a new appropriate graphic for the money savings vessel. Add Bank will soon be available at Ministry of the Interior, in Toronto.
Retail price is $45
NY designers Lovegrove & Repucci introduce their new ‘Delft’ street life dinnerware collection. Rendered in the Dutch Delft vocabulary, modern London takes on a new ‘classic’ look. The ‘Concerto’ table takes the form of a grand piano with an iPod dock to host any dinner party in Grande style.
Concerto retails from $14,000
Delft dinnerware set retails from $100
The Geneva Speaker will put any ipod dock to shame. With a regal piano lacquer finish, the XL model has clear sparkling highs, detailed mids, and shake your house bass. Available in hot red, mean black or slick white.
L Model $979, XL model $1,749
The minipod is essentially an amalgamation of three spheres to form one pressure-vessel, allowing sound waves to move more freely, but you won’t have to worry about having to hide these Scandyna speakers as they will fit in with any urban loft or funky interior.
Retails from $500
Italy’s Nacsound has created a line of speakers which look like something you’d find in a contemporary furniture store. Most speakers hide behind a black mesh, but the Kayak single stereo loudspeaker bares it all with a suspended double cone shaped coaxial drivers; the acoustic reflector in the middle is for accurate stereo.
Retails from $2900 - $11,500
If you have $180,000 burning a hole in your pocket, then consider the Grande Utopia EM. It offers mechanical adjustments in order to optimize the perfect listening G-Spot. The 4-way, floorstanding bass-reflex loudspeaker has an adjustable spine, tweaked via an integrated crank system. 1458 possible adjustments for total sound personalization.
Grande Utopia EM $180,000 for a pair
These unique subwoofers are based on the ultimate woofers, yes man’s best friend. The “Woofer” speaker system, designed and custom engineered by Buro Vormkrijgers, comes as a set of two dog-shaped co-axial speakers. The ‘Woofers’ definitely have more bark than bite.
Set of two dogs retails from $875
Photography: Niels van Veen, Sander Mulder.