Dutch Design Week 2006: Woofer speakers by CULTIVATE

Woofer Speakers by CULTIVATE

Woofer Speakers by CULTIVATE

Object: Woofer speakers

Designer: CULTIVATE

URL: http://www.cultivate.nl

Category: Consumer Technology

Price: $750

Lust Factor: Hot

Description: Last week was the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. I, unfortunately, am too poor to go to any international design events this winter, so I’ll feature a few of the designers that have been featured in the Dutch Design Week in recent years.

CULTIVATE is a design house that, as many Dutch designers do, explores the extreme edges of puns. They are very toung-and-cheek with their designs. The “Woofer” speakers push the puns way over the top into being a cultish kitsch gem. The woofer speakers are built in the shape of the original woofers: dogs. The dog they have emulated for the speaker box is a pug. The pug has, unfortunately, had his head cut off, and a speaker placed in its neck hole. I’ve never thought I’d say this about speakers, but they are cute and cuddley.

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