RAW. A material study & a prototype.

  • RAW. A material study. For a greener planet Earth.
  • The Concept.
     
    Simplicity is key. Basic shapes - a cylinder and a block - combine to create light, airy, natural product that sits comfortably on your desk, producing sounds that you love.
     
    A part of nature in your urban environment. 
     
  • Bamboo and Cork are a few of the most sustainable materials, known for their fast growth, ease of farming, processing and workability using even the most basic tools.
  • In the modern world, visual design is only a part of the equation that makes a great product. Humanity is at a point, where designers have to put great effort into making their products sustainable.
     
  • Talks about environmental problems have spread all over the world. Everyone knows humanity is in trouble. Talking about is the first step, but it's time to take action. 
     
  • The Prototype.

    A Simple set of desktop speakers. A 3.5mm audio jack connects to your audio output, amplifies the sound that comes out through powerful (but small) speakers, creating a 2.0 sound system*.
     
  • Materials and Parts:
    Bamboo (hand-cut), cork (CNC machined), HDPE (laser cut), 2 x 20W speakers, Adafruit 2 x 20W audio amplifier, miscellaneous radio parts and connectors.
  • The concept was designed (and prepared for machining) using Autodesk Fusion 360. Product visualizations (at the top of the page) were rendered using Blender Cycles.
  •  - A low-frequency subwoofer would be required for best listening experience. Due to the nature of the exercise (material study) a subwoofer was not taken into consideration for the prototype.