There seems to be a trend with housing speakers within ceramic objects. We’ve yet to hear one in person, so we can’t pass judgment on their audio quality, but we like the visual enhancement they bring to the typically audio experience of listening to music. Most speakers are, after all, plain black boxes.
At the most recent Salone Satellite, Chilean designer Pablo Ocqueteau created a series of traditional kiln-fired pots that house speaker cones that function wirelessly. Ocqueteau titled the work Mapuguaquén, a word that comes from the Mapudungun language in Chile which means “sound of the earth.”
The speakers we’ve seen so far have been using pristine white porcelain for the housing. This is a twist on the design that, as it’s name indicates, offers a more earthy interpretation of that idea.
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