The creator of the “Cultural Event of the Year” (according to The New York Times) has gone from the public to the personal with his latest collaboration. After making major waves with the opening of Washington D.C.’s National Museum of African American History and Culture last year, the recently knighted Sir David Adjaye has teamed up with Master & Dynamic to create the MA770 Wireless Speaker, a swoopingly sculptural shape in a new form of concrete that promises “increased dampening, reduced resonance…a purer sound and added durability.”
“This speaker is not about the traditional idea of making boxes, but about a directional form,” says Adjaye. “I became fascinated with the idea of using triangles to break down the mass of the box, and to see if we could dissolve the sense of volume through sculptural detail. We created a new geometry for this speaker. A new geometry of sound.”
The speaker is purposefully hefty and imposing. “As the industry ebbs towards smaller and more disposable pieces, we continue to defy convention,” said Master & Dynamic’s Founder and CEO Jonathan Levine. “The MA770 reinforces scale and prominence. Its luxurious design and use of premium materials further enhance its beauty.” It comes with a slick stainless steel grill, but we say remove the magnetic front to expose the industrial components.