Surfaces Sonores

With Surfaces Sonores young French designer Pierre Charrié questions the home audio speaker archetype and invents new sound objects.

Pierre Charrié, Surfaces Sonores. View of the installation at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Pierre Charrié carries on his research about sound and its potential uses in the field of design with Surfaces Sonores, a project that was exhibited in Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris during Les D’Days.
Surfaces Sonores play sound without speaker, resonating like a musical instrument thanks to a buzzer attached to the back of the object.
Pierre Charrié, Surfaces Sonores
Pierre Charrié, Surfaces Sonores. Luthia arises from an artisan take on Surfaces Sonores project, it combines acoustic vibrators technology with the skills of a luthier. The object is designed from traditional manufacturing techniques: a spruce board is tensioned on a cross-bar structure, this assembly is mounted on a weighted base which gives stability to the object.
Made of maple plywood, they are shaped in a press mold. The curve obtained gives them both stability, rigidity and lightness for optimum sound quality. Depending on their size, the surfaces allow the amplification of high frequencies, midrange or bass. Each surface plays the partition of a different instrument, reproducing the listening conditions of an acoustic set (string quartet, for example). While playing with the codes of musical instruments, the designer questions the home audio speaker archetype and invents new sound objects.

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