The Transparent Speaker, a circular design case study about a modular speaker designed in Sweden

The Best Practice Publication presents its fourth case study selected within the Circular Design project, which is focused on the Transparent Speaker, a modular speaker designed in Sweden that was created to last a lifetime of excellent sound quality thanks to its quality, repairability and upgradeability. The product is designed for disassembly and can therefore be easily repaired, parts replaced in case of damage or technological standard shift and disassembled to be recycled at the end of its life.

In order to understand the values of the Transparent Speaker we need only pay attention to its name, which relates to sustainability, sound and aesthetic. The most obvious source of the name is that the speaker’s body is made of glass, making it transparent and thus quite literally seamlessly blending into any space. This adjective is also used when referring to sound that is very pure and clean. Finally, the name pays homage to the ethical values behind the design.

The product is now sold all over Europe and the USA and has found huge success, even within the music industry, being featured by leading artists such as Britney Spears, Will.I.Am, Robyn, Snoop Dogg, Steve Angello, One Direction, Oskar Linnros and many more.

Do you want to learn more about the Transparent Speaker?

Download the Transparent Speaker case study and learn about the whole design process, materials, challenges, problems, etc. The Best Practice Publication, led by the design studio Nutcreatives in collaboration with the other partners of the Circular Design project, will be completed with other case studies within sectors like technology, furniture, clothing, lighting or packaging, to demonstrate that circular design strategies can be applied to improve the efficiency of almost every system.



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