Ceramic Stereo by Victor Johansson
Swedish industrial designer Victor Johansson offers up a modern dose of simplicity and elegance
Swedish industrial designer Victor Johansson offers up a modern dose of simplicity and elegance with his latest home creation, the Ceramic Stereo. Its interface is intelligently intuitive as one would connect his/her mobile device to the circular speaker through Bluetooth, then proceed to play audio by placing said device on its wooden center and moving it towards the direction of a specified command labeled on the speaker itself. It is said that Johansson constructed this piece during his final year at London’s prestigious Central St. Martins University, to illustrate a cohesive way of human interaction with digital design. The designer said of his project, “The interaction-design paradigm of the moment is being centered around swiping our fingertips on glass. May it be phones, tablets, computers, in-car systems, or even refrigerators.” As a result Johansson wanted to build on the intangible interaction, like voice or hand commands, between humans and the digital world. No word on whether it will release in large numbers, but the Ceramic Stereo is a wonderful look into the future of wireless speakers.