Well hello there, item-that-I’d-like-to-someday-own. How you doin'?
Okay, so maybe I’m not exactly in the market for a reclaimed picture frame speaker system but still these eye-catching “sound frames” from Rebaroque, the Brooklyn-based design duo of Rebecca Paul and Mikal Hameed, are worth ogling.
Crafted from salvaged wood, scrap fabric, reclaimed vintage picture frames and what I assume are new or used-but-in-good-condition speaker parts, these upcycled beauties would look right at home hanging proudly in any salon style picture arrangement (perhaps next to your FRAMEicarium). Just connect one to your “system,” computer, or Mp3 player and voila … quality sound without space-hogging tabletop speakers or a hideous wall-mounted option.
Reads the Rebaroque website:
As a company, what we are about is bringing everything we’re into together in one place – history, design and music. Our sound panels are the result of our combined knowledge of fine art, music, technology and sustainable design. Our goal was to produce a product that allows you to use your smart device to interact with the space you live in and redefine how we think about music and our homes.
Paul and Hemmed go on to say that “they [the ‘sound frames’] are like nothing else on the market, and our commitment to sustainable design is realized in every project we produce, build or operate.” Groovy but my question is: are the sound panels actually even on the market? And would your average artsy audiophile go broke investing in Rebaroque?