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Clay Amplifier

'Clay Amplifier’ is a series of speakers which amplify sounds from your phone.
Inspired by Dolium, a large earthenware vase or vessel used in ancient Roman times for daily use. It was also used as a speaker in concerts.

How would the ceramic amplifier develop when it does not conform to modern technology? Just like the ancients substituted it with commodity, ‘Clay Amplifier’ has been designed using shapes inspired by combinations of commodities like plates and bowls. These shapes have been put together to create amplifiers that fit the modern way of listening to music, which is via the smartphone.

'Clay Amplifier' は陶器で出来たスマートフォン用スピーカーである。

古代ローマでは食物やワインなどを保存する大きな陶器の壺をスピーカー代わりにして音楽を聴いていた。テクノロジーが発達していなかった時代、彼らが日用品を創意工夫して生活を楽しんでいたように、お皿や花瓶などそれらを使って組み合わせて得た形から、スマートフォンを通した現代の音楽の楽しみ方に合う形を模索した。

Creation 2017

Photography by Fujita Keisuke