Aesthetics in audio technology has long been existent but not to the point when one would consider a speaker a œuvre d’art. But Room One changed all that when it designed Surface, a wooden speaker that perfectly passes as an art piece.
Physically, Surface is shaped like a gigantic Pringle made from a thin panel of oak wood. On the inside (or the rear side) you get a Bluetooth connection, power sources, and the transducers.
The transducers are the ones responsible for creating audible sound waves. It does so by transforming the incoming audio signals into physical movements which then cause the wood to vibrate and produce sounds.
Although this system is not surprising as it has been existent in other devices, this is the first time we see an audio device that pleases both the ears and the eyes.