ASU Design Excellence Nomination Fall 2017

Brooklyn

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

6 weeks

sketches

BrooklynSketchesFinal.jpg

process album

1

Quick cardboard model of design before creating renderings and laser cut files. 

2

Started taking apart existing speaker bought at Goodwill.

3

Took out the woofs and parts that were going to be re-used into the Brooklyn speaker.

4

Laser cut styrene sheets to form the outer shell of the speaker. 

5

Superglued the parts taken out of the existing speaker onto the front and back pieces of the laser cut styrene sheets. 

6

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. 

7

Took a long piece of styrene and hand-bent the filleted edges, then glued the sides down, creating the remaining sides of the speaker. 

8

Sanding, sanding, sanding, and some more sanding before final painting. 

9

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. 

10

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.  

11

Many hours of meticulous sanding and gluing later...

Finally a complete white model. 

12

Many coats of red spray paint later.... 

FINAL APPEARANCE

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