With a nod to the past, this sounding horn developed for iPhone music amplification enhances and focuses the device's built-in speaker.
My Gramophone is the distillation of several interests I have been pursuing in my art making/design practice. Nature and natural phenomena. As a sculptor my work is influenced by nature and many of my pieces reflect this interest.The premise of my work is that Nature holds many clues for our very survival and can be looked at as a divine. My sculptures bridge craft and digital media in an organic fashion. I enjoy using wood, metals, leather, and other organic materials and juxtaposing them with another material that creates a conversation. I believe the Gramophone does just that.
I discovered that a sound projected through a horn can create a sound environment. One can use the phone and have an intimate experience with sound while not overpowering the surrounding area. Imagine sitting at ones desk and wanting to listen to some music, while someone else within earshot is not disturbed.
Last, The idea of plugged in and unplugged at the same time is of interest to me. Plugged into technology with the iPhone. With a nod to the past and the beauty of pure form and visible function as in the Victrola. A perfect marriage of craft and technology.
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My sincere gratitude for supporting the development and launch of this product.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Original limited edition print by Lawrence LaBianca contained within a glass vial.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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You will receive a flat-pack kit to quickly assemble one Gramophone made from polypropylene plastic and acrylic. Shipping to anywhere in the USA included, international shipping will cost extra.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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You will receive a flat-pack kit to quickly assemble one Gramophone made from Stained plywood. Kit includes snap together Gramophone in wood, brass screws, leather strap. Shipping to anywhere in the USA included, international shipping will cost extra. Est. delivery: Nov 2012Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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You will receive a fully assembled Gramophone made from beautifully stained plywood and aircraft grade brass fasteners. Shipping to anywhere in the USA included, international shipping will cost extra.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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You will receive a custom designed gramophone that has a unique one of a kind 360 degree drawing on the surface of the horn signed and created by Lawrence LaBianca. Only four uniquely different horns of this style will be created. Shipping to anywhere in the USA included, international shipping will cost extra.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012