The unique name of these clay speakers, Mapuguaquén, comes from the Mapudungun language meaning “sound of the earth.” At first glance, you might think these clay vases are meant for planting or decoration, but their true purpose is revealed once you see they’ve been capped with speaker cones. Mapuguaquén speakers marry traditional Chileanmanufacturing techniques with modern technology, thus keeping alive an ancient manufacturing tradition. Their name comes from the Portuguese word ‘mapuguaquén,’ which means ‘sound of the earth.’
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Instead of using large factories, Ocqueteau creates these by hand by mixing natural and technological materials. Each speaker has a raw look and earthy colors, combined with cork finishing around the central speaker.
+ Pablo Ocqueteau
+ Milan Design Week
Portuguese have nothing to do with Mapu Guaquén! Lidija (author) I will not tell you where it comes from. Search and learn about our region. Identity is not a detail. Greetings from Patagonia, Argentina.
Maravilloso!.. Esperemos suenen bien. Felicidades.
I like them visual, but I will like to hear them.. how it´s there sound like it?
Adapting traditional craft to keep it relevant - beautiful!
This post is so incomplete without a video.
where is the video? Because its important to share the sounds, how its sound like?