Created by Italy-based designer Emanuele Canova, the SoundBox iPad dock station is made to blend into the home rather than stick out like a sore thumb. The speakers don't just focus on good looks, though. They provide the iPad with a unique charging station while also offering great sound quality for users to listen to music or videos. Nevertheless, its true crowning feature is quite undeniably its sculptural presence.
Implications - Budget-crunched consumers are increasingly opting for functional home accessories that double as art. Product designers can reach this ever-growing market by creating beautiful, sculptural objects that serve a purpose in the home.