Great for throwing a street party or just as a classy retro detail for your house, Case of Bass's functional boomboxes are a magnificent example of upcycling. Portland-based brothers Ezra and Alex Cimino-Hurt fit vintage suitcases from across the globe with old stereo parts, combining them into one awesome design. The boomboxes are hand-built, portable, and they give old suitcases a new life.
Case of Bass works with local Portland businesses, artists and craftsmen that contribute to the extraordinary good quality and design of their pieces. Each portable stereo is unique and completely made from upcycled interior parts and durable shell. That way, all the energy already invested in making those existing parts is put to good use.
These one-of-a-kind designs can be customized to the users’ taste and run on low-impact, rechargeable batteries. Case of Bass uses ‘built to last’ vintage luggage and rescued ghettoblasters‘ components as they are still functional and have a much better quality than their contemporaries. As the Ezra brothers explain on their website: “We can tell from the moment we crack open an old stereo it is built better than one you might find on the shelves of Wal-Mart.”
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