This spotlight-inspired speaker solves three problems to elevate your Netflix binge sessions

Have you ever been told that you are sitting too close to the TV? Or do you have an urge to always turn up the volume so you can drown out the noises from the environment around you? Have you strained your eyes to read the subtitles because you cannot sit too close to it at night and neither can you increase the volume? We need technology that makes watching TV from a distance a convenient and pleasurable experience without being that noisy neighbor and this conceptual speaker is here to solve exactly that problem!

The sound/spot was designed to route the sounds from the TV to the viewer and limit it to their area. It promotes a healthier relationship with watching TV, especially for kids who tend to sit closer if they can’t hear or raise the volume to an obnoxious level without understanding the impact it has on the health. The aesthetic and the sound distribution was inspired by a spotlight’s directionality and scope to shine in a specific space. The technology in sound/spot is taken from a sound signage speaker that has been reimagined as a lamp to disperse sound instead of light while blending in your interiors, unlike a bulky sound system.

For product stability, the speaker protrudes a little outside the center axis. The stand also features magnetic clips to keep the wires seamlessly attached to itself than hanging around for a cleaner look. A round magnetic remote control is also included. Its unique shape makes it stand out because at a first glance you would never associate it with a speaker. The standing lamp style lets you fit it in tight corners without occupying much of floor space or adding visual weight to the room. This speaker is certainly shining a light into a new direction for designers to make experiences better while also accounting for the health factor.

Designers: Kihyeon Kim, Lee Hyo Min, and Seongmin Kwon