What is the perfect design for the fusion of light and sound?
Hairy Creature Speakers is an exhibition of extraordinary speaker prototypes designed by Studio Tord Boontje.
These prototypes were based on Yamaha’s Interior Audio Relit; LSX-70 and LSX-170. Tord’s design approach suggests a new perception of the beauty between industrial products and crafts, whilst keeping the lighting function and 360 degree sound system the same.
We will exhibit two different types of speakers. Both speakers are prototypes embellished with horsehair, wood, yarn, sisal, plastics, acrylic, brass and crystals.
“Studio Tord Boontje has transformed these industrially produced speakers into handcrafted objects. This approach to technology stems from the studio’s desire to make everyday objects warm, characterful and materially interesting. " says Bontje.
A kinetic 12.2ch soundscape, exclusively composed by sonic artist Manabu Shimada, will be played using the 14 speakers from the 18th to 20th November. This composition consists of two parts, a musique concrète soundscape using Yamaha field recordings, and a postmodern minimal music for piano and string quartet, inspired by the material of Hairy Creature Speakers.
Courtesy of Tracey Neuls, Yamaha Design Studio London will hold this exhibition at Tracey Neuls Marylebone. The speakers will be exhibited alongside distinctive shoes handmade by skilled craftspeople, with carefully chosen materials.
Title Hairy Creature Speakers
Dates Monday 14th November – Sunday 20th November 2016
(on November 19th 12:00–18:00 / on November 20th 12:00-17:00)
Venue Tracey Neuls Marylebone, 29 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2NQ
Entry Free of charge
Evening Party 17th November 2016
About Tord Boontje
Tord Boontje is known for his expression of romanticism in contemporary design. Some of his designs are whimsical and light-hearted; at the same time they can connect with strong emotions.
“I’m interested in creating elements for everyday life that are exciting and uplifting to live with,” says Boontje. With a strong interest in storytelling, nature, decoration, materials and technology, his work has an experimental approach. The results can vary from the ornate to the minimal, from the handcrafted to made-by-robots.
Tord Boontje Website
About Manabu Shimada
Manabu Shimada is a Japanese sonic artist based in London and Tokyo. His artistic work includes performances, installations and exhibitions; taking place predominantly in Europe. His technical expertise has allowed him to work as a composer and sound designer for many years, with companies such as Audi, Pioneer, BBC, Toyota and EMI. A showcase of Shimada’s creative work from his time spent in Europe, Pieces for her, was released in July 2016 on label Sounds et al.
About Tracey Neuls
"Good design is something you feel as well as you see” - Tracey Neuls
Distinctive forms seen in the Tracey Neuls collections are all originally sculpted in clay by Tracey herself. This is rare; creating atelier quality, craftsmanship and individuality in a world where this often overlooked. Tracey Neuls launched her label in 2000. This Canadian born, London based designer, is known for her confident silhouettes that embody a sense of timelessness and with over 30 iconic collections to date, Neuls is a true expert in footwear. Tracey Neuls designs for the wearer, comfort is never compromised and her inspirations remain personal, conceptual and rebellious. Fuelled by Tracey’s passion for sculpture and good design.
About Yamaha Design Studio London
Today, London is recognized as one of the most vibrant and creative cities in the world. The city is a gathering point for creative minds to collaborate and exchange ideas in many different genres and disciplines. Yamaha Design Studio London has been contributing to such interdisciplinary discussions in this exciting city since 2005.
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