exposed: concrete speakers

by Grace Bonney

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

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