NOCC: object of sound
NOCC: object of sound
jul 24, 2009

NOCC: object of sound

object of sound by NOCC

paris-based studio NOCC‘s object of sound is a collection of objects consisting of a candle holder, a lampshade, and a vase. each item takes its form from the graphic produced by a person’s voice pronouncing the name of the object.

NOCC: object of sound object of sound – candle holders

NOCC: object of sound object of sound – light

NOCC: object of sound object of sound – vase

NOCC: object of sound making process of object of sound

  • Same idea of Fernando Brizio….

    t says:
  • yep! Fernando Brizio did the same thing some years ago! He called sound system.

    liquid choice says:
  • I like this idea, realy simple and nice, great créative job.

    Raph-l says:
  • Fernando Brízio
    Sound System, 2003
    [url=] Check it out[/url]

    maneletto says:
  • I think it’s unfair to say that “Brizio did the same thing.” There is clearly the same inspiration, but the end results are different products, created through different processes, in different materials, with different functions. Perhaps NOCC had never seen Brizio’s work, or perhaps they had – does that invalidate their concept?

    I think that NOCC gave the idea a beautiful and graphic treatment, I especially like the idea of the lamps, using sound waves to transmit light.

    Emily says:

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