'whiteout' is a simplified DJ console inspired by japanese zen gardens
 

'whiteout' is a simplified DJ console inspired by japanese zen gardens

for their graduation project, industrial design students byounghoon woo and suhyun bang propose a new aesthetic for DJ equipment. stepping away from the typically complex decks, which feature an overwhelming number of buttons, knobs and faders, ‘whiteout’ is a simple and intuitive console inspired by the rippled patterns of sand in traditional zen gardens. 

'whiteout' is a simplified DJ console inspired by japanese zen gardens

all images courtesy of byounghoon woo and suhyun bang

 

 

to create a design that meets both the zen garden shape and the functions of DJ equipment, the designers made a makeshift garden and experimented by drawing shapes on it. they poured brown sugar into the tray, and placed two circles to represent the jog wheels. then they drew several patterns with a rake and placed pebbles for knobs and faders. they then considered which design met the brief both aesthetically and usability.

'whiteout' is a simplified DJ console inspired by japanese zen gardens

 

 

inspired by the formative language of zen garden, the simple design offers a clear and intuitive product. the various buttons applied to the body allows users to intuitively understand each function through the newly designed icons. detachable knobs and faders also affords easy configuration and modification depending on purpose, genre or environment.

 

 

 

with fewer buttons, there is a relatively wider space for more detailed manipulation, allowing more accurate DJ skills such as equalization, effector using and etc. the knobs and faders are stored separately in a dedicated case for easier management of the equipment. it’s easy to carry equipment with you in a dedicated case to meet your DJs’ desire to perform on their own anytime, anywhere. whiteout has awarded 2019 k-design award – grand prize in the industrial design category.

'whiteout' is a simplified DJ console inspired by japanese zen gardens

'whiteout' is a simplified DJ console inspired by japanese zen gardens

'whiteout' is a simplified DJ console inspired by japanese zen gardens

'whiteout' is a simplified DJ console inspired by japanese zen gardens

'whiteout' is a simplified DJ console inspired by japanese zen gardens

'whiteout' is a simplified DJ console inspired by japanese zen gardens

'whiteout' is a simplified DJ console inspired by japanese zen gardens

'whiteout' is a simplified DJ console inspired by japanese zen gardens

'whiteout' is a simplified DJ console inspired by japanese zen gardens

'whiteout' is a simplified DJ console inspired by japanese zen gardens

 

 

project info:

 

project name: whiteout

design: byounghoon woo, suhyun bang

 

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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