Long-Lost Eames Radio Design Realized

Vitra is bringing a long-lost Eames design to life: a molded plywood framed radio. With holes for speakers and a few knobs for tuning, the device has been made in an edition of 999, with the first 50 available at the MoMA Design Store. The design was never realized during the ’40s, when it was initially drawn up, because the design was deemed “too modern.” Now, with …

Sonos Creates New Bell for the Stock Exchange

When challenged with changing the chime, the team wanted to give it some soul

This morning, for the first time in the Nasdaq bell’s 18-year history, a brand new sound will kick off trading. Created by the talented sound experience team at Sonos (made up of music producers, sound designers, scientists and audio engineers), the new chime has “some soul wrapped around it,” says Chris Jenkins, who explains the main goal was to make a provocative sound. After much …

Native Union’s New PR/01 Speaker

Created in collaboration with French acoustics specialists La Boite Concept, retro design meets elevated sound quality

As tech home speakers become more and more connected to apps and virtual assistants, Native Union is taking a different route with their creations. The new PR/01—made in collaboration with French audio experts La Boite concept—is still state-of-the-art, but it’s somewhat pared back. With no virtual assistants or WiFi, it’s been built to last through all tech waves and fads. That means those options can …

Speakers May Disappear From Cars Next

With sound technology forever in development, systems in automobiles undergo major changes from time to time (bye bye, tape decks). Thanks to advancements from German auto-component supplier Continental, speakers might be the next to go. This is because the company has developed technology that turns the entire car into a sound system. The rear window becomes a subwoofer; the windshield, floor and seat frames deliver …

Interview: Concept + Design Manager for B&O Play, Jakob Kristoffersen

One of Bang & Olufsen's visionaries on what makes the brand revolutionary

Just after the release of B&O Play‘s entry-level speaker, the M3, we spoke with Jakob Kristoffersen, the brand’s Concept and Design Manager. The speaker was an expansion into new territory for the brand, but it embodied all that we love about Bang & Olufsen visually and technologically. Now, with the Danish brand’s CES announcement that AirPlay 2 has been integrated into 10 products (M3 included), …