Working with the distribution of sound over a full 360°, it was vital to work with an acoustically transparent fabric. Fabric is a warm and flexible material, it’s welcoming, it’s used to create pleasant homes. But fabric usually covers the drivers and not the whole speaker. Our challenge was to create a structure for the fabric, which would not destroy the sound.
The German architect Frei Otto created a 4-point roof construction which is a principle to create a textile surface with maximum tension and minimum structure. Two higher and two lower points define the surface in a beautiful shape on which light and shadow can literally dance.
Multiples of these fabric constructions create a fascinating 3D volume which appears different from every angle and is underlined by delicate polished aluminium crowns. In the core of this lightweight shell rests the rock-solid engine of the speaker made from cast aluminium, ready to tickle your senses and hit you in the guts.