Flat Boombox

Hannes Harms, a German industrial designer and graduate from the Royal College of Art, recently completed and presented his latest design of the stylish Flat Boombox – a minimal personal audio solution consisting of a perforated sheet of acid-etched stainless steel.

Harms explains:

For this speaker, I decided to focus on the idea of the flatness of future electrical components. I wanted to reduce manufacturing processes as well as material and volume. This speaker is made out of a flat sheet of 0.5mm stainless steel, holding a flat speaker component in place.

I love the fact the flat sheet can be easily bent in scored lines as a home assembly. I’d be very interested to discover the sound quality for this speaker. Even so, there’s little denying this is a very creative piece of design.