KMKG studio: iTree
 
KMKG studio: iTree
sep 12, 2010

KMKG studio: iTree

‘iTree’ all images © pixelcrash

austria-based KMKG studio‘s is a high-end iPod and iPhone docking station. the form is a tree which has been hollowed out with a special technique to create a high quality HiFi sound.

KMKG studio: iTree up close of docking system

KMKG studio worked together with austrian speaker builders lenz on the sound engineering components of the iTree. each station is individual – customers can choose what type of wood and length they want their docking system to be.

KMKG studio: iTree full view of ‘iTree’

  • i for one really like this, and as someone who works with raw logs every day, I can really appreciate the natural material, and the energy it takes to make it into finished lumber. looks beautiful. any chance there’ll be smaller ones for us apartment dwellers?

    C
  • WHHHHATTTTTT! Great inspiration!

    Patricia Celiz
  • Why a whole tree?
    – you need more wood and energy if you want to produce a speaker in that size and sound quality. thats why we reduced the entire design to the minimum which was a tree – one normal tree can be used for 3 iTrees and the saw dust is used to heat the carpenter’s workshop space. All the materials and the craftmanship is done in a little region in south east Styria, Austria. All the creation of value stays in this region.

    – we left the cable there otherwise people where thinking its a photo montage (there was a lot of internal studio discussion)

    [url=http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/kmkg-studio-of-transmedial-architecture/77765566620?ref=ts]Join us on facebook if you like it[/url]

    Here a little [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrBwcbKZhFo]video[/url] about the production done for the national television in Austria

    pixelcrash
  • I love this tree, don’t mind the power cord. If you build a convntional speaker system you have the same problems – wood, paint, plastic materials!!! I absolutely agree to do such a thing from a renewable source – beside that it is beautiful! (Excuse my english, I am not a native speaker)

    Matthias Jäger
  • I dont like to be negative, but this looks like a really bad idea.

    – A whole tree? That cant be efficient.
    – Your “design” is just a tree! Didn’t do anything to emphasize natural beauty.
    – Didnt allow space for battery to remove ugly cord.
    – iPod just looks stuck on. Could have dedicated a knot in the wood to creat hierarchy.

    Marlon
  • One tree one I Pod – ??? Let’s cut the forest for a good cause !

    Josef
  • too bad the power cord in the shot ruins the whole cool idea.

    nuscha

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