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Phonograph-Embedded Desks

The Soundbox Desk Can Amplify Audio From Your Smartphone

— October 14, 2014 — Art & Design
The Soundbox Desk is an incredible contraption, designed by Korean design and metal art student Jina U, that uses a phonograph-inspired horn to amplify audio played from a smartphone. Amazingly, the contraption doesn't require electricity.

The desk comes with an accompanying chair; both pieces are crafted from acacia wood, copper and steel. The most awesome aspect of the Soundbox Desk is obviously its horn, which is located in a square-shaped cabinet on the right side of the desk. The phonograph-style horn carries sound from its speaker to the front side of the cabinet, somewhat like the pipes that sit beneath your kitchen sink!

This design is truly ingenious, even if the sound quality may not be up to scratch for hardcore audiophiles.

The Soundbox Desk was developed by Jina U's graduate exhibition at the National University of Technology in Seoul.
Trend Themes
1. Phonograph-inspired Audio Amplification - Opportunity for creating innovative audio amplification systems inspired by phonograph design.
2. Non-electrical Audio Enhancement - Disruptive innovation potential in developing non-electrical methods for enhancing audio output.
3. Multi-functional Furniture - Opportunity to incorporate innovative features, such as audio amplification, into furniture designs.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Innovation in audio-enhancing furniture presents growth potential within the furniture manufacturing industry.
2. Audio Technology - Opportunities for advancements in audio technology to improve non-electrical audio amplification methods.
3. Design and Metal Art - Integration of functional and artistic elements in furniture design offers innovative possibilities within the design and metal art industry.
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