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Hazang Bamboo Bluetooth Speakers: Handmade by Master Craftsmen Using Traditional Techniques in North Vietnam.
Hazang Bamboo Bluetooth Speakers: Handmade by Master Craftsmen Using Traditional Techniques in North Vietnam.
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Hazang: Luxury Bamboo Speakers, Handcrafted in Vietnam.

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Sound is extraordinary, and the way we experience it should reflect that.

With the rise of mass produced products we have lost touch with true craftsmanship. We all miss the times when products were the embodiment of personality, quality and beauty.

Our mission is to help rediscover the art of handcrafted goods with the introduction Hazang, and Hazang Bé.


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A simple sound demonstration

The above video is proof of concept only, recorded at around 60% volume (on the speaker), recorded using an iPhone. While there's no way to provide a true example of the Hazang's audio quality here, we can show you that it works and is indeed loud enough for any home environment!

Hazang combines traditional Vietnamese craftsmanship with naturally sourced materials and high-quality components to create a speaker that stands next to none.

Each Hazang speaker is entirely hand made and takes several weeks to create. The whole process requires very few tools, just the careful eye, and attention of its skilled creator.

Behind each speaker, there is a local man, woman, and family whose lives are enriched thanks to their craftsmanship. Hazang gives us all an opportunity to admire and appreciate this amazing handicraft whilst truly experiencing sound as it should be.

Traditional Vietnamese Bamboo Handicraft.
Traditional Vietnamese Bamboo Handicraft.

The skill of coiling and carving bamboo is a centuries-old craft that's unique to Vietnam. The bamboo is coiled and shaped by hand to form shells that then have multiple layers of natural Varnish applied to produce a natural finish that preserves the beauty of bamboo, the perfect housing for a speaker.

Hazang looks at home in any environment thanks to its contemporary design.
Hazang looks at home in any environment thanks to its contemporary design.

 

 

Hazang speakers are carefully crafted over several weeks, as a result, each speaker has its own story, personality, and unique aesthetic.
Hazang speakers are carefully crafted over several weeks, as a result, each speaker has its own story, personality, and unique aesthetic.

 

Bluetooth Connection: (Hazang + Hazang Bé).
Bluetooth Connection: (Hazang + Hazang Bé).

 

Spherical Bamboo Shell: Letting sound resonate acoustically.
Spherical Bamboo Shell: Letting sound resonate acoustically.

 

Potentiometer: For precision volume control.
Potentiometer: For precision volume control.



    

Perfect for the living room.
Perfect for the living room.

   

Ideal for desks and shelves.
Ideal for desks and shelves.

 

 

If you want more control over your audio experience, we're opening up Hazang and Hazang Bé so that you can use your own amps from a more personal expeirence. 

This is ideal for those of you who want to be granular with your audio experience and have the ability to adapt Hazang to your personal needs.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I spent last year traveling through Vietnam. It's a remarkable country; Its rich weaving heritage, the strong character of the local Vietnamese people and their traditional techniques were all inspirations for the development of Hazang.

Rural Vietnam. The Inspiration for Hazang.
Rural Vietnam. The Inspiration for Hazang.

Throughout my journey, I became enchanted with the traditional arts and crafts learnt over centuries by the local Vietnamese people. I became particularly fascinated with traditional coiled bamboo craftsmanship. During my stay, the local people were extremely welcoming, offering me places to stay, food and warmth whilst I explored and made relationships that were essential in creating Hazang. 

With the help of a rural craftsman, Chung who welcomed me into his home, and the expertise of Marie Hautecoeur a French product designer who resides in Vietnam, I was able to design and develop an original, beautiful speaker that's not quite like anything else on the market.

Chung is a true expert and skilled coiled bamboo craftsman. Combining his years of experience with our ideas, we created a beautiful Spherical shell for the speaker.
Chung is a true expert and skilled coiled bamboo craftsman. Combining his years of experience with our ideas, we created a beautiful Spherical shell for the speaker.

After months of testing and refinements, we reached a stage where Hazang was ready. The shape was perfect, the acoustics were fantastic, and the finish looked great; all that what was left was to source the internals.

Hazang Components
Hazang Components

Once back in France I was able to work with sound experts who advised me on the best possible drivers, amps, and other components that I needed to make sure Hazang not only looked great, but also sounded great too. It's something I am incredibly proud of.

The finished product can turn any space into a vibrant focal point.
The finished product can turn any space into a vibrant focal point.

This is the first step for Hazang, we want to develop more high-quality sustainable products, that not only use truly sustainable, natural materials, but also support families like Chung's.

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We have final version prototypes of the speakers that are fully functional and are performing beautifully. Our process to create the bamboo shell is specialised, and we have selected craftsmen that are highly talented to produce our first run and set up for a larger production to come.

Nevertheless, it is the first time that this handicraft has been used for technology products, and it will take some time to adjust unexpected details.

As soon as the project is funded, Bruno will come back to Vietnam, and get the full team working to meet the deadline, whilst closely checking the production and the quality to ensure perfection.

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    Early Bird: Hazang Bé

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    Hazang Bé: Medium Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker.
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