Big Sound. Compact Speaker.
An accessible and innovative speaker for the home
Orbit is an innovative and accessible speaker for the home where experience and function is the core of the design. The study of sound in motion called Cymatics has given inspiration to work from a new perspective and approach about how sound travels into shapes.
The components of the speaker have been designed with unconventional designs to achieve better ways of directing sound and give the perception of large and spacious sound.
The speaker is designed to last with all parts available to repair or reuse.
Sound in Motion
Orbit uses small speaker parts with passive components to balance and enhance the sound. The sound producing modules are the Orbit 360 - treble module with a sound deflector sandwiched between the speakers. The Orbit Bassmodule paired with the C-shaped Soundtube Module delivers deeper frequencies. These design elements creates a bigger sound than the actual speaker size.
Unibutton - The Interactive Element
The Unibutton gathers all control in one and handles several control functions. It calculates from which direction a user first interacts with the sphere and adapt controls to the direction of the user. By sweeping, tilting and pressing the user can then control various functions such as changing the song or adjusting the volume. After not being in use for the moment the Unibutton resets the direction to be controlled from.
What distinguishes the speaker to other is the ability to easily disassemble and repair components. This results on less environmental impact and requires less resources of material. The larger C-shaped component for example is a passive sound guiding component less likely to break and be repaired. The sound creating components are separated from the upgradable Smart Module that can be upgraded to add new hardware features. This means that only a small part of the speaker needs to be updated if desired to add more digital functionality to the speaker.
Public exhibition 2021