Nominations

Product - Consumer Goods

 
 

The exclusive L242 loudspeaker, which is being produced in limited quantity, is notable for its striking and at the same time eloquent design. This advertises, even just in visual terms, its function as a sounding box. It is inspired by the folle, an archaic funnel-shaped speaking trumpet which is used in some regions of the Alps to call out the traditional Alpine blessing. The body of the L242 is made of fibre cement, which in view of its cement component has outstanding damping properties and so forms the basis for a clean acoustic pattern. The craft processing of this material leaves traces on the surface, giving every loudspeaker the character of a unique creation. The special optic quality of the fibre cement and careful design of the object, which looks good in all perspectives, are aimed at making the loudspeaker an attractive accessory in many different domestic settings.


Comments by the Nominators

The design of this loudspeaker makes an immediate impression in virtue of its intuitively understood formal idiom. The fibre cement chosen gives the article weight and stability, but in visual terms makes an almost soft and satiny impression – a convincing choice of material, which will fit in harmoniously with many different interiors.