L.A. at Home

Design, Architecture, Gardens,
Southern California Living

« Previous Post | L.A. at Home Home | Next Post »

The MegaPhone, an iPhone speaker unplugged

Salonemobile_0309-MegaPhone

Think of the MegaPhone as an iPhone speaker for the analog sentimentalist. Or as co-designer Enrico Bosa declared, "It's a digital Gramophone."

Indeed, as Bosa demonstrated his music amplifier, a Ferdinando Buscaglione tune crackled with the tone of a days-gone-by music player, charming passersby in the Salone Satellite area for emerging designers at the Milan furniture fair last week in Italy.

Bosa and Isabella Lovero, who design under the name En & Is, have created a ceramic piece that looks less urinal-istic and more like minimalist sculpture than the photo here might imply. It falls into the cute-and-clever category, and I easily could imagine it playing on an L.A. patio some summer evening.

Bosa said the MegaPhone will sell for 250 Euro, or about $360. I'm not sure how large of a market he will find for speakers that make digital music sound like vintage recordings, but in terms of sheer novelty, the design was a hit.

-- Craig Nakano in Milan, Italy

Photo: Franco Forci / For The Times

PHOTO GALLERY:

Milan furniture fair 2011 highlights

RELATED:

Starck lamps double as iPad dock

Porro's best in show

Why Milan matters

Story vases from Front, Siyazama and Editions in Craft

 
Comments () | Archives (0)

The comments to this entry are closed.


Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

L.A. at Home in Print

In Case You Missed It...

Hot Property

Video

Recent Posts
New home for L.A. at Home |  July 17, 2012, 3:45 pm »
The Scout: What's new on Pico Boulevard  |  July 13, 2012, 8:22 am »
Review: Insteon remote-control LED light bulb |  July 10, 2012, 8:28 am »

Categories


Archives