Hairy Creature Speakers

What is the perfect design for the fusion of light and sound?

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"Light and Music Relight Your Heart"
The combination of sound and light, as with the fusion of music and spotlights on a stage, evokes feelings of excitement. For all of us, light and sound serves both a functional and emotional purpose.
Since 2013, Yamaha has been producing a series of Interior Audio called "Relit" , with this concept in mind. In this exhibition, Yamaha will revisit the attraction of the series, through a collaborative project with Tord Boontje using 14 units of prototypes based on the LSX-70 and LSX-170.

Tord Boontje has crossed the boarders of pragmatism and aesthetics with ease, as he continues to release new products that unify beauty and function. He works with international companies on a range of mass productions, as well as one-off pieces; from lighting, furniture and textiles, to site specific installations.
Whilst keeping the lighting function and 360 degree sound system the same, Boontje's design approach puts forth a new perception of the beauty between industrial products and crafts, in line with the theme for this collaboration: "What is the perfect design for the fusion of light and sound?"

"Studio Tord Boontje has transformed these industrially produced speakers in to handcrafted objects. This approach to technology stems from the studio's desire to make everyday objects warm, characterful and materially interesting."says Boontje.

A kinetic 12.2ch soundscape, exclusively composed by sonic artist Manabu Shimada, will be played using the 14 speakers from the 18th to 20th November. This composition consists of two parts, a musique concrète soundscape using Yamaha field recordings, and a postmodern minimal music for piano and string quartet, inspired by the material of Hairy Creature Speakers.

Courtesy of Tracey Neuls, Yamaha Design Studio London will hold this exhibition at Tracey Neuls Marylebone. The speakers will be exhibited alongside distinctive shoes handmade by skilled craftspeople, with carefully chosen materials.

Tord Boontje

Tord Boontje

Tord Boontje is known for his expression of romanticism in contemporary design. Some of his designs are whimsical and light-hearted; at the same time they can connect with strong emotions.
"I'm interested in creating elements for everyday life that are exciting and uplifting to live with," says Boontje. With a strong interest in storytelling, nature, decoration, materials and technology, his work has an experimental approach. The results can vary from the ornate to the minimal, from the handcrafted to made-by-robots

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Manabu Shimada

Manabu Shimada

Manabu Shimada is a Japanese sonic artist based in London and Tokyo. His artistic work includes performances, installations and exhibitions; taking place predominantly in Europe. His technical expertise has allowed him to work as a composer and sound designer for many years, with companies such as Audi, Pioneer, BBC, Toyota and EMI. A showcase of Shimada's creative work from his time spent in Europe, Pieces for her, was released in July 2016 on label Sounds et al.

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Tracey Neuls

Tracey Neuls

"Good design is something you feel as well as you see" - Tracey Neuls Distinctive forms seen in the Tracey Neuls collections are all originally sculpted in clay by Tracey herself. This is rare; creating atelier quality, craftsmanship and individuality in a world where this often overlooked. Tracey Neuls launched her label in 2000. This Canadian born, London based designer, is known for her confident silhouettes that embody a sense of timelessness and with over 30 iconic collections to date, Neuls is a true expert in footwear. Tracey Neuls designs for the wearer, comfort is never compromised and her inspirations remain personal, conceptual and rebellious. Fuelled by Tracey's passion for sculpture and good design.

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About "Yamaha Design Studio London"

Today, London is recognized as one of the most vibrant and creative cities in the world. The city is a gathering point for creative minds to collaborate and exchange ideas in many different genres and disciplines. Yamaha Design Studio London has been contributing to such interdisciplinary discussions in this exciting city since 2005.

Theme Hairy Creature Speakers
Date November 14 to 20, 2016
Venue Tracey Neuls Marylebone
(29 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2NQ)
Time 11:00 to 18:30 (local times)
November 19, 12:00 to 18:00 / November 20, 12:00 to 17:00
Entry fee Free

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