Designing a wireless speaker from wood

Case Study: Surface

London-based Room One presents a triptych of sculptural speakers.

 

Our first product was launched as part of Clerkenwell Design Week in London.

Defined by a casual blend of geometry and colour, the design of Surface is driven by the technology behind it.

Surface is a wall-mounted speaker with sculptural qualities, designed to enhance sound dispersion. Powered by distinctive acoustic technology, Surface creates sound as frequencies resonate through engineered wood.

Drawing from backgrounds in both product and industrial design, the product references artistic influences and benefits from concise design methodology to create a well balanced product, which is assembled in a London workshop.

Surface uses a state of the art technology called transducers to create sound, where the entire surface becomes the speaker as frequencies resonate through the disk.

To build Surface, we with some of Europe’s leading producers of engineered wood to ensure precision and quality across each piece. Made from layers of beech veneer, the disks are moulded then shaped using CNC milling.

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