Client: Self Generated (Science and Sons)
Nowhere in the world of object design is the relationship between form and function more intertwined than that of acoustic musical instruments. The Phonofone II celebrates the relationship between sound and shape. Through inventively exploiting the virtues of horn acoustics, the Phonofone II boosts the audio output of standard earphones to up to 55 decibels* (or roughly the maximum volume of laptop speakers). In doing so it also subverts the nature of private listening equipment, adapting them for a more social purpose.
Upon connecting active earphones to the Phonofone, their trebly buzzing is instantly and profoundly transformed into a warm, rich and resonant sound.
The Phonofone is constructed entirely from ceramic; a material inherently rigid and resonant, lending itself well to this application.
Material: Ceramic NATURAL / WHITE
Dimensions: 11″ x 9.5″ x 20″
- Concept Development
- Mechanical Design
- Product Design
- Public Relations