ASU Design Excellence Nomination Fall 2017
a bluetooth turntable speaker
Inspired by Bodum's brand identity, Brooklyn is a bluetooth turntable speaker exploring an interesting "what if" concept of if Bodum were to produce consumer electronics products.
Designed by Cindy Kim
Nov 2017 - Dec 2017
Quick cardboard model of design before creating renderings and laser cut files.
Started taking apart existing speaker bought at Goodwill.
Took out the woofs and parts that were going to be re-used into the Brooklyn speaker.
Laser cut styrene sheets to form the outer shell of the speaker.
Superglued the parts taken out of the existing speaker onto the front and back pieces of the laser cut styrene sheets.
Created an "L" shaped lining around the front and back pieces to add surface area for the glue to mend with when attaching the long piece of styrene.
Took a long piece of styrene and hand-bent the filleted edges, then glued the sides down, creating the remaining sides of the speaker.
Sanding, sanding, sanding, and some more sanding before final painting.
The iconic extruded dots pattern, that is an essential part of Bodum's brand identity, fell through the laser cutting machine, leaving Bodum's logo on the speaker dot-less.
To solve this problem (the night before final presentations), I had some styrene sticks laying around, which I then started hand-cutting 56 little styrene dots.
Many hours of meticulous sanding and gluing later...
Finally a complete white model.
Many coats of red spray paint later....