The Soundalier by Mead and Adelman
The 2012 Noho Design District Festival brought with it many surprises in terms of design. One of them was Soundalier, a combination between a chandelier and an audio system. Soundalier was created especially for the Sonos Listening Library in The Standard East Village. The architects and interior designers present at the event were invited to create the perfect auditory interior environment and the solutions they came up with were diverse and creative.
Soundalier was a focal point and that’s because of the simplicity and ingenuity of its design. The acoustics experts offered many DIY tips that can help maximize sound experience through acoustic principles of reflection, absorption and diffusion and they also offered an example. While the entire interior design of the library was modified according to these principles in order to create an acoustically refined environment where music could be appreciated, some ingenious solutions were also necessary.
Created by Mead and Adelman, the Soundalier is the result of combining Adelman’s contemporary metal chandelier with the Sono’s Play 3 wireless speakers. The lighting elements were replaced by the speakers and the chandelier maintained its structure. The result was a contemporary creation that focuses on functionality and precision. It’s something to think about and something that could inspire others as well. In this case the solution was perfect and everything fit wonderfully.