The Vitruvio Speaker Was Inspired by a Renaissance Man

 - May 12, 2014
References: bonagurogiorgio & gizmodo
Giorgio Bonaguro and Juan Soriano Blanco were undoubtedly ambitious when they embarked on designing the Vitruvio speaker. The duo was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic Vitruvian Man drawing, which features a man spread-eagled across the page. Much in the same way, the Vitruvian speaker sprawls out towards the corners of the cube it’s suspended in.

Situating the speaker within this cubical frame allows us to see the impact of sound. The metal speaker is fixated onto the cube corners by rubber wires which run diagonally, allowing it to move to and fro. The designers explain, "The ball can move, due to the sound waves, giving to the eye the impression of the ‘movement’ of sound."

The concept will be presented at Launch Pad at Wanted Design NYC later this month.