The Butler

DesignerJan Hüttmann
Prize1st Place in Media And Home Electronics / TV, Video and Audio Equipment
Entry Description

"The butler" wants to be thought of as furniture. Above rendering of sound and music, it integrates itself into the interior of the modern living room to show presence in a decent way. Away from the classic box-shape speaker, "The Butler” appears in a tail-coat shape. Building on the legs, three main shapes with floral curvatures are giving the shell-like characteristic, oval-framed by sharp edges. Apart from Hi-Fi fullrange driver and the opening of the bassreflex nothing indicates a loudspeaker. The Chassis with a hight of 50 cm is giving a volume of 5 liter, which enables a 4" Hi-Fi fullrange driver to develope its full capacity.