Art Speaker “Konkrit” by Monolythiq

Possibly one of the most unusual speakers we’ve designed & crafted to date aside from the Post-Modernism one that we crafted a while back. Then again, unusual seems to be the norm with the things we do here.

The original concept and idea of this speaker came from the multidisciplinary designers from Monolythiq. Aptly named Art Speaker “KONKRIT”, Monolythiq drew inspiration from highly acclaimed Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Tadao’s approach to architecture and landscape have been known to create the “haiku” effect, emphasising nothingness and empty space to represent the beauty of simplicity. “Konkrit” parallels this approach.

Original concept and illustration by Monolythiq. Credit: Monolythiq
From Monolythiq’s original concept, we came up with a 3D model for the Art Speaker “Konkrit”
The speaker “building” is 3D printed entirely in polylactic acid (PLA) filaments. PLA is a biobased, recyclable, and biodegradable polymer made from renewable resources
8 coats of paintwork. 2 priming coats, 2 undercoats, 2 top coats & 2 sandstone coats to achieve this “concrete” look. The finishing process is as laborious as numbers indicate.
Just like a real building, the speaker is lit from within giving it a subtle sense of an actual living space.

The Art Speaker “Konkrit” will be revealed at Boutique Fairs Singapore Spring Summer 2024 Edition from April 26-28 at the F1 Pit Building.

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