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The cube that plays the cloud

Design from the 70s, comes from Sweden OD-11, the latest generation musical cube. High technology meets minimalist interior design in this speaker that can connect wirelessly and stream music without the need for cables or computers by Cecilia Cantadore It was 1974 when the Swedish sound engineer Stig Carlsson conceived a shaped sound box (…)

Design from the 70s, comes from Sweden OD-11, the latest generation musical cube. High technology meets minimalist interior design in this speaker that can connect wirelessly and stream music without the need for cables or computers

by Cecilia Cantadore

The year was 1974 when the Swedish sound engineer Stig Carlsson conceived a cube-shaped audio box, innovating what at the time were the standards and the canons of design. Today, in the era of Spotify and SoundCloud, in the era in which music is found and stored in the cloud, the Swedish Teenage Engineering team (www.teenageengineering.com) relaunches a new OD-11 Cloud Speaker, a modern version of the homonymous cube of the 70s Combining a design classic with today's needs is not always easy, but OD-11 can do it with class. We chose not to invent a product with a new design, but to resume that of the speaker invented by the famous sound engineer and make it known outside the Swedish borders. Working closely with the Stig Carlsson foundation, we have tried to reproduce the same distinctive features in terms of aesthetics and functionality of the original speaker. Added to these are modern and high-tech features. Probably the one that will be most appreciated in this revival of the iconic OD-11 by Stig Carlsson is precisely the form, identical to the original, which supports functions and features designed to be competitive in 2013 told the young designers from Stockholm. If the usual playlist becomes boring, just access a cloud network, accessible via WiFi, to listen to streaming audio, without cables or connections, without a computer. Accompanies OD-11 an equally innovative and eye-catching remote Ortho remote. It is a magnet with a cylindrical shape, covered with rubber, which can be attached to any metal surface or to the speaker itself. http://tinyurl.com/ns6z6mt