Here’s a way to make a big statement with your home stereo. The Horn iPod speaker stand, designed by Korean architect Shi-hyung Jeon from Jeon Associates, proudly stands four feet high and provides both a nice dock for your iPod, while concealing an amplified speaker system.
Is it audio equipment or sculpture?
It’s hard to hide big speakers. You can put them in the wall, use NXT flat technology to disguise them as wall-hangings, or find some other resonance technology that uses glass or plasterboard. Yes, okay, fine… you can also buy very small speakers.
But I don’t really like small speakers when I want to be enveloped by sound. Big speakers – with nicely manufactured cabinets – are great to listen to… but very difficult to hide.
Turning a speaker into a work of art is a great idea. Jeon isn’t the first to do this but his design is very attractive.
Using a shell-like motif should fit in nicely at your Costeau hideaway in Atlantis.
Hi-Macs is an LG company and they are making a big deal out of the fact that Jeon picked their Acrylic material to make this speaker. I guess their usually see it used in bathrooms, so this is a step up in the world.
Now, where can we buy one of these things? That’s the trouble with design news – they tantalise you with intriguing products but then have no manufacturing or distribution to satiate your desire!