People People


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The challenge

Home electronics often clash with the interior decoration in people’s living rooms.

The solution

Let it blend in. Due to the transparency of the glass-based design the speaker easily blends into any living room out there. It is physically big enough to provide great sound quality – yet it only takes up a limited amount of visual space. Compatible with any wireless technology (it even has space and power out for an Airport Express in the back) this speaker plays your music without cables directly from any device or software.

Eco note

The speaker also comes as a kit, without the glass panels. This option is reducing the need for shipping by 50%. All the components can be replaced and / or recycled when or if they break. Users never have to discard the whole product, making it last for a very, very long time.

The full story

How home electronics should be

 

The People People Speaker is realised entirely according to our philosophy – that “the manufacturing of products that has a proven demand is significantly more sustainable – environmentally as well as economically.” Basically, we pinpointed the need for it before we created it! And it turned out that the need for home electronics that are user friendly, future proof and that don’t clash with the rest of the interior decoration, stretches far beyond Scandinavia. After we showed the design for it on our blog in November 2011, the People People Speaker has taken us on an exciting journey. Among other things it has been portrayed at the CES show in Vegas, California.

Getting around the problem

Electronics and home interior are rarely a perfect match made in interior decoration heaven. A heavy TV on top of a vintage cupboard or an endless stack of cables on a costume made Italian parquet floor just doesn’t go hand in hand. Surely, the electronics can in some cases be built into, and hidden inside, the walls. But that’s an expensive hassle.

Consequently, we set out to meet the following issues:

  1. How can we let the music equipment blend in and still be perceived as high tech that doesn’t look embarrassingly ugly?
  2. People keep their music in many different digital places. How can we allow people to play it without hassle or cables?
  3. Electronic waste is a huge environmental problem. How do we design something that has as little impact on the environment as possible?

A living room friendly solution.

With killer sound. Due to the transparency of the glass-based design The People People Speaker easily blends into any living room out there. It is physically large enough to provide a sufficient quality of sound – yet it only takes up a limited amount of visual space. The box itself is transparent and the sound producing components are at the centre of attention.

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