SoniClock

A Retro Bluetooth Speaker and Clock

A Vintage Redesign for  SONY

Designer's must understand the user, the product and the market. 

Designers must also know manufacturing.

theVALUE

Speaker

Redesign

Capture

an Era

Manufacturing

Skill Set

Process

Development

LOOKING INSIDE

To design a speaker, I needed to understand it. I researched audio engineering to learn about Amplifiers, Baffles and Baskets...oh my!

Cancelling Opposite Polarity Matters

Proper Venting

is Uber Critical

LEARNING THE #'S

Measuring the existing hardward to retro fit into the new design required precision and detail.

Discover

Interests

CREATIVITY THRIVES

WITH A WIDELY CAST NET

ETHOS OF AN ERA

While these colors, materials and shapes caught my attention, the care-free innovation and humor-filled  exploration of the 60's capture my imagination.

GO BIG or GO HOME

A collection from initial ideation showing the range of concepts and opportunities

Charming Concept. However, tackling the making of a large rubber doddle-bob might be over-reaching.

THE BIKE BELL

Fascinated by Mylar, but currently less interested in

developing a way to balance heavy weight on skinny spokes

GOLDEN MYLAR

AUDIO KOONS

I enjoy his work. That said, perhaps it's best left in his capable hands? 

TRUSTING A BLEND OF NATURAL TALENT WITH

A WILL TO SURVIVE.

HEY YOU...WANNA PLAY?

PUT YOUR HANDS ON ME

Getting handsy is a valuable way for me to learn more about an object, it's design, and the space it occupies. 

Volumetric

Study

YOU'RE TURNING ME ON 

Working out the LED electronics, wiring and cord placement.

PUSH THE RIGHT BUTTON

For the best sound, the interior volume of the original speaker and the redesign needed to match. Corn kernels came in handy!

Round 01

Buttons

READY FOR ACTION

A tidy workspace helps creativity, focus and outcome. These images show the model making assembly

GETTIN' ALL DOLLED UP

Bondo, Primer, Sanding and Paint;

Inlay, Masking, Clear Coat...then wait.

Watching

Paint Dry...

Submarine Yellow Accent

with Wooden Inlay

Campbell's Soup Red

with Aluminum Buttons

Chevy Nomad Blue

with Copper Buttons

Corvette Red Accent

with Wooden Inlay

SoniClock

A Retro Bluetooth Speaker and Clock

A Vintage Redesign for  SONY