aric snee crafts my phone amp from blown glass
 
aric snee crafts my phone amp from blown glass aric snee crafts my phone amp from blown glass
apr 03, 2014

aric snee crafts my phone amp from blown glass

aric snee crafts my phone amp from blown glass
all images courtesy of aric snee

american artist aric snee has created the ‘my phone amp’, a custom built audio system exclusively for the iphone. the design has been formed from molten glass, shaped with wooden tongs. specifically constructed to multiply decibels — or the ratio between two values of intensity — of a phone’s speakers, the sleek device boasts enhanced sound without a volume control panel. the iPhone can be positioned or reversed according to ones preference on the freestanding glass structure. a bilateral construction fills the room with volume, while allowing unrestricted access to the iPhone’s home button.

aric snee my phone amp designboom 2
‘my phone amp’ positions the device at the preferred viewing angle

aric snee my phone amp designboom 3
the bilateral design wraps the room in sound

aric snee my phone amp designboom 4
aric snee makes each piece by hand with exacting precision

aric snee my phone amp designboom 5
the molten glass is shaped with wooden tongs

aric snee my phone amp designboom 6
halfway through shaping

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    design news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    492,214 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample