exposed: concrete speakers


I’ll be the first to admit that I know way more about the music coming out of speakers than the speakers themselves. But maybe if I had speakers this gorgeous, I’d pay a little more attention. These concrete speakers are designed by Shmuel Linski as part of his graduation project from Shenkar College in Israel. Part modernist sculpture, part functional sound equipment, Shmuel’s design rethinks the way we typically “hide” concrete behind other materials and re-imagines it as the star of the show. I love the way the metal pieces contrast with the smooth concrete — they may weigh a lot more than typical speakers, but they look a heck of a lot prettier, too. Click here for more information on Shmuel’s work and to email him about these and other pieces. xo, grace

  1. Roxy Marj says:

    WOW! Now there is something to fall in love with.

  2. Holy moses, this is beyond cool! After mixing and pouring the concrete for my front steps, I fell in love with the stuff and have been looking for a project that will let me get my hands into it again. This may be the one!!!

  3. I love a good bit of concrete! The sculptural form of these speakers is such a beautiful contrast to the material used. Love them!

  4. Stefan says:

    I imagine the moulds for these are works of art by themselves! Frame ‘em and put them on your wall.

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