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Tone and Tune / Bluetooth Speaker

Tone and Tune
Tone and Tune


Tone and Tune
Tone and Tune


Tone and Tune can customize various tone ranges using the properties of the material. Until now, we used it to stream songs via Bluetooth speakers, but we were unable to adjust the tone. The materials have its own vibration frequency. Using frequency, thickness, materials, patterns, and other factors can be used to create unique tone by vibration. I fused the existing turntable user's action with vibration frequency and LP material and reinterpreted it as a new act. You can customize the tone of this speaker at any time by changing the material.

We have many prolific products at arm's reach, and already because of technological changes and innovations, has changed the original usage habits. We either adapt to it or we give it up, but this design link the past and the present in a train of thought that is capable of transcending time.
I am delighted and honored to have won the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2018 after high level competition and judgment. And, I think that it is a big pleasure to win this award with a concept that enables me to put myself in other peoples' position using the designed items and provide new experiences.
Winner Statement

Samsung Art & Design Institute

Samsung Art & Design Institute
Seoul, South Korea

Jeonghwan Sohn,
Samsung Art & Design Institute