The SoundMilk speaker concept by designer David Pickett evolved as a way to convey the warmth and human quality of music by providing an exceptional sound experience and accentuate modern living space at the same time. The speakers are targeted primarily at people who appreciate sculptural objects and like to surround themselves with arts and life. Traditionally, multimedia speakers are made from injected molded plastic which lends them an unnatural sound quality. These products also use excessive packaging and the materials and processes used in the manufacturing and marketing process of such sound systems is also unsustainable.
The SoundMilk Speaker Concept was designed as a solution for the problems of sounds quality and sustainability that improves the total experience for listeners and provides a better alternative for the eco-conscious consumers. The inspiration for the SoundMilk Speaker Concept came from the shape of a Calla lily flower which was used to form the silicon-like folding structure and uses the Three Amigos Concept at its core.
These DIY speakers are intended to be sold with templates that allow consumers to scavenge for materials themselves and use them in conjunction with the foldable origami-like speaker enclosures. Designed to deliver a natural sound experience, the SoundMilk speakers come with a packaging that consists of a corrugated exterior and paper pulp interior.
Made with recycled paper, the packaging is molded with seeds so users can unpack their brand new audio equipment and then plant the packaging in their garden to reduce their carbon footprint. Inside the flatpacked packaging, the ceramic enclosures nest within one another. The remaining components nestle tightly within the opening in the ceramic enclosure to reduce wastage of packaging material.
The SoundMilk Speaker Concept is created with non-parallel walls so it has fewer problems with internal reflections. These walls are lined with ceramic that is acoustically dead and successfully balances front and rear sound waves. Bamboo fiber damping material is also helpful in absorbing sound from the rear of the cone and helps the speakers deliver a purer sound.
Via: David Pickett