Project / Blossom
Internal work for BEBOP.
Category / 360 speaker
Date / 2016
Designers / Soohun Jung, Rich Park
Blossom is an internal project for the lifestyle product brand based in France, LEXON. It is a portable Bluetooth speaker with 360 degrees listening experience, in the form of a beautifully blossomed flower that's been simplified into geometric shapes of a cone and a cylinder. The audio produced from the bottom-up is projected in all directions by the cone shape.
This is an example of using design as a function, rather than relying on complex engineering and technology. Blossom’s iconic and simple shape becomes a beautiful addition to an interior design.
Blossom’s is made of finely textured plastics in matte finishing that is lightweight and warm to the touch. The audio-dispersing cone can be nested into the main cylinder body for portability, while also serving as a protective shell for the delicate speaker cloth cover. The cone’s movement also acts as the power switch.
The cover itself is a flexible spandex material that joins the product's two main geometries together, while giving the surreal illusion of the cone balancing itself at the smallest point. The cloth stretches and retains a cleanly wrapped form as the cone moves along a rail mechanism.