We’re not sure if this falls under the category of furniture or installation art, but it’s quite the headscratcher. Trust us, if you found this Horn dock in a corner without an iPod attached you’d probably think it was some fancy shmancy speaker, which it is, without guessing its true purpose.
Turns out it was designed by a Korean architect with a knack for understated elegance. Help also came from LG’s HI-MACS team. The result is a vanilla colored cone with a 30-pin iPhone/iPod connecter for a crown.
Here’s what it says on the product page at HI-MACS HQ:
After several technical tests with different materials, HI-MACS® was demonstrated to be the optimum choice for the speaker cabinet. This was due to its non-porous features and to the minimal vibrations that the material generates in contact with the speakers. Therefore HI-MACS® helps to drive the vibration of the speaker enclosure and it allows minimal diffraction of sound, with a curved design that generates the purest result from the music. The thermoforming properties of HI-MACS® were essential to create the extraordinary, smooth curved shape of Horn.