estragon

Nomination

Category

Product Consumer Goods

Awarded

Lautsprecher L242

 

Design:
Dirk Fleischhut, André Lüthy, Fernando Cruz
VONSCHLOO (Producer)

 

In collaboration with:
Eternit (Schweiz) AG

 

www.estragon.ch
www.vonschloo.com
www.swisspearl.ch


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Lautsprecher L242

Lautsprecher L242

Lautsprecher L242

Essay

The exclusive L242 loudspeaker, which is being produced in limited quantity, is notable for its striking and at the same time eloquent design. This advertises, even just in visual terms, its function as a sounding box. It is inspired by the folle, an archaic funnel-shaped speaking trumpet which is used in some regions of the Alps to call out the traditional Alpine blessing. The body of the L242 is made of fibre cement, which in view of its cement component has outstanding damping properties and so forms the basis for a clean acoustic pattern. The craft processing of this material leaves traces on the surface, giving every loudspeaker the character of a unique creation. The special optic quality of the fibre cement and careful design of the object, which looks good in all perspectives, are aimed at making the loudspeaker an attractive accessory in many different domestic settings.


Comments by the Nominators
The design of this loudspeaker makes an immediate impression in virtue of its intuitively understood formal idiom. The fibre cement chosen gives the article weight and stability, but in visual terms makes an almost soft and satiny impression - a convincing choice of material, which will fit in harmoniously with many different interiors.