paolo cappello designs caruso, a bluetooth music cabinet for miniforms
all images courtesy of paolo cappello
(above: ‘caruso’ in silk grey and coral pink)
verona-based designer paolo cappello has created ‘caruso’, a bluetooth music cabinet for the italian company miniforms. the trumpet-shaped speaker references the gramophones that once played scratchy 78’s, taking them to their digital-age version.
‘I wanted to design something that gives music back its shape, even now in the digital age. something with a strong iconic and recognizable appeal. a product that everybody immediately can understand as a cabinet that plays music without even listening to music.’ cappello says.
detail of the ceramic 39-inch trumpet
‘caruso’ measure 39-inches wide and comes in different lacquer colors that include: silk gray, dusty gray, black, white, coral pink, and pastel blue — as well as natural oak and walnut. as for the speaker, it’s made in ceramic and comes in red, pink, yellow, green, anthracite, and white. an additional special limited edition version of ‘caruso’ comes with a 24k gold plated trumpet speaker and old 18th-century oak wood.
‘caruso’ in matte black and yellow
‘caruso’ in 18th-century oak wood and 24k gold plated trumpet
‘caruso’ in white and dark grey
various colours and finishings
detail of the door
detail of the 24k gold plated trumpet
‘caruso’ in walnut wood and dark grey
edited by: juliana neira | designboom