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Kyo-zutsu SC-KKL01 / Wireless speaker system

Kyo-zutsu  SC-KKL01
Kyo-zutsu  SC-KKL01

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

Kyo-zutsu wireless speakers are jointly made by Kyoto KADEN Lab, which has a reputation for delicate Japanese workmanship, and Kaikado, a long-established tea caddy maker in Kyoto. The concept involves creating a new way to experience audio, involving all five senses as well as memory. The aim was to allow sound to spread like an aroma when a tightly-sealed caddy is opened. The brass body also allows the appliance to age gracefully. Combining the essence of Japanese craftsmanship with the latest technology, this is an appliance out of its time, a far cry from the designed obsolescence of many modern devices.

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2019

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME 13 - 24 months

  • TARGET REGIONS Specific country/region: Japan

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User

At first glance, this wireless speaker appears simple in terms of shape and materials. Yet closer inspection reveals an outstanding feature in the housing: the brass develops a beautiful patina as it ages. The speaker's exeptional design and functionality ensure a very special audio experience.
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Client / Manufacturer

Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation
Osaka, Japan

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Client / Manufacturer

Kaikado

Kaikado
Kyoto, Japan

Design

Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation
Appliances Company, Design Center
Kyoto, Japan

Hitoshi Nakagawa

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