'shatron' is a sustainable mute for trumpets made from recycled wood shavings
 

'shatron' is a sustainable mute for trumpets made from recycled wood shavings

the ‘shatron’ mute presents a high performance and sustainable design solution for trumpet players looking to lower the volume of their instrument. utilizing recycling and 3D printing technology, the research project was developed by ermanno aparo, liliana soares, joão teixeira and jorge passos, who together form the altempo design research group. 

'shatron' is a sustainable mute for trumpets made from recycled wood shavings designboom

image © josé pedro melo

 

 

the design of shatron is inspired by 14th century russian architecture. at that time, roofs had a pyramidal configuration, amplifying the acoustics of the space. today, shatron offers trumpeters the opportunity to create their own softer sound, blending better with fellow instrumentalists.

'shatron' is a sustainable mute for trumpets made from recycled wood shavings designboom

image © josé pedro melo

 

 

the mute is made with 10 recycled wood shavings of different densities and types, and the structure is produced in carbon fiber filament using 3D printing technology. the project was developed in collabration with instituto politécnico de viana do castelo (portugal), the research centre for architecture, urbanism and design (portugal) and 11 other companies. the shatron mute won the iron A’ design award in the A’ design award and competition 2020.

'shatron' is a sustainable mute for trumpets made from recycled wood shavings designboom

image © josé pedro melo

'shatron' is a sustainable mute for trumpets made from recycled wood shavings designboom

image © josé pedro melo

'shatron' is a sustainable mute for trumpets made from recycled wood shavings designboom

image © josé pedro melo

'shatron' is a sustainable mute for trumpets made from recycled wood shavings designboom

image © flávio cruz

 

'shatron' is a sustainable mute for trumpets made from recycled wood shavings designboom

image © flávio cruz

'shatron' is a sustainable mute for trumpets made from recycled wood shavings designboom

image © flávio cruz

'shatron' is a sustainable mute for trumpets made from recycled wood shavings designboom

image © flávio cruz

'shatron' is a sustainable mute for trumpets made from recycled wood shavings designboom

image © josé pedro melo

'shatron' is a sustainable mute for trumpets made from recycled wood shavings designboom

image © josé pedro melo

'shatron' is a sustainable mute for trumpets made from recycled wood shavings designboom

image © josé pedro melo

 

 

project info:

 

project name: shatron mute

design: altempo design research group (e. aparo; l. soares; j. teixeira; j. passos)

photography: josé pedro melo, flávio cruz

model: mariana borges

 

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.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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