Bedazzled Sound Systems
Bang & Olufsen gave way to Stuart Hughes' seven-month project in creating the world's most expensive speakers. Adding 32 kilograms of 24-carat gold and 70 0.75-carat diamonds, this music center is set at a record price of $1.85 million.
Implications - As mass-produced goods continue to dominate North American society with similar design elements, consumers are losing interest in purchasing items frivolously. To reinvigorate interest, designers are incorporating novel design elements into their wares. Corporations can similarly benefit from a re-evaluation of their current business practices to ensure that their products, services and company are still relevant to their consumers.