Jouin Manku Design Agency’s “The Sound Cabinet” Installation

Unveiling a listening station for collectors of music, at Paris' AD Interieurs

At this year’s AD Interieurs exposition (running concurrently in Paris with design fair Maison et Objet), event-founding publication Architectural Digest France declared a site-specific theme: collectors. Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, the designers behind the Jouin Manku agency (specializing in architecture and interior design) applied the theme to a rather uncommon topic. Sound appealed to both of them, and “The Sound Cabinet” embodies their desire to create a space for collectors of it. In order to best understand what it means to collect sound, one must look at the attributes of the cabinet. It is, in fact, a lounge with fabric seating for two. Within, there are two integrated Devialet Phantom speakers for broadcasting sound throughout the lacquered wood shell—which align with LED lighting throughout. It’s a space for listening to sounds—music, memories, recording of all types. It is a room-like nest where sound can be consumed distortion free and in an entirely complementary atmosphere. It’s ideal, we’d say, for music lovers.

Guests of AD Interieurs can experience a large-scale prototype of “The Sound Cabinet” from 3-18 September at La Monnaie de Paris, 11 Quai de Conti, 75006.

Images courtesy of Jouin Manku