Master industrial design student Hannes Harms has created the making of an awesome ultra-thin speakers system, using flat materials and printable components.
The design of the ultra-thin speaker combines and a speaker component with a pre-cut sheet of stainless steel measuring just 0.5mm thick, with volume and play buttons integrated into the stand of the speaker.
Harms explains he motivation behind creating the Flat Boombox :
“My motivation for this project started with an intense research around the lifecycle of consumer electronics”-” the sheet of stainless steel is cut and engraved extremely precisely, allowing for 100% recyclability due to its extractive process. the shape of the product also allows for efficient shipping, enabling the use of envelope style packaging. once purchased, the user would assemble the speaker by bending the metal along pre-scored lines.”
Harms is currently in talks with manufacturers and is continuing to develop his speaker design, to maybe one day make the jump from concept to production.