Using these basic designs, I moved my ideas into Adobe Illustrator to create a 2D front view for each. It then became clear which of the designs really popped and had that graphic design language that would only become even more amazing once in 3D. I finalised the 2D drawing into a detailed render. At this point, I proposed the ideas in a few different colour schemes. These were debated and it was chosen that 2 products would now be made instead of just 1. We would build one in a classic techno black and another in a neon-retro style blue with bright accent colours. In 2018 we added to these colours with a C-3PO inspired gold and a bright fluorescent scheme.
Once the proportions worked in basic 2D orthographic view I progressed the design into 3D. Using SolidWorks I created a very detailed model which I then used to create production drawings as well as created 2D vectors that were used on various machinery to build the product. The design is a combination of polystyrene, wooden sheet material and cast plastic.
To give the final product that wow factor, I designed an LED lighting system into the product. This allows the insides of the speakers and tweeters, the top lightbox and gaps between the design to illuminate. Better still, I used an LED controller that responds to the vibrations created by surrounding music, this allows it to easily change to the beat of music without any complicated connections or software.
Check it out in action in the that I created video below.
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