Shmuel Linski is an independent product and graphic designer living in Israel, and seems to have a penchant for making artistic pieces out of concrete. The picture above (click to see the full pic) is a speaker that he’s designed that uses concrete as the cabinet.
The Driver, which is located in the top part of the speaker, moves the air through a pipe (96cm long) and into a horn shaped mouth in the bottom of the speaker. The weight (56kg) of course would make the speakers very solid, and also creates a pretty unique speaker that would be perfect for someone trying to make a statement in their home.
We often encounter plastic, wood, leather and other basic materials in our homes, but we encounter concrete as a ‘hidden’ material which is covered by layers of plaster and paint. In my work I tried to give, in addition to great aesthetics, practical reasons for using concrete as a main material in a product. When concrete meets sound, it might distort the sound, because the concrete is very stiff (usually speakers are made of wood or MDF). The speakers might therefore sound strange.
“May sound strange”, indeed … but very, very cool. Here are some photos documenting the “making of”, click to see full images: