The Bunaco Speaker by nendo is an omni-directional speaker that looks more like a sculpture than a sound amplifier. Designed to maximize sound and its distribution, the wireless speakers utilize the absorbing quality of beech wood for clear and quality sound.
Bunaco Speaker by nendo
Designed by nendo, the Bunaco speaker comes in either a standard form or a premium model. Both have built-in amplifiers that connect wirelessly with smartphones or PCs. The vertical standing speakers have an innovative design and aesthetic appeal that make them optimal for using in places where people gather.
The Bunaco speakers make effective use of the abundance of beech trees that grow in Aomori prefecture in Japan. By taking thin, narrow strips of beech wood and rolling them tightly into coil-based shapes, the craftsmen at Bunaco, a Japanese company who specialize in making Beech wood products for the home, can make an object with less cracks that alleviates distortion and reverberation. They are also water resistant.
The shape of the internal cavities, fine steps, and the sound absorbing qualities of the beech wood produce a uniquely clear and soft tone for high quality sound. To accentuate the beauty of Bunaco’s woodwork, the speaker is supported with a transparent acrylic cylinder.
BUNACO SPEAKER Premium model
The premium model features the same high-quality sound but its design intentionally leaves a beautiful roll of beech tape left curling from the bottom, enabling users to intuitively understand the speaker’s structure as well as the craftsmanship invested in its production.
●size (mm) H:610 W:180 D:180
● weight (g) 1900
BUNACO SPEAKER Standard model (Natural or Dark Brown)
The standard speakers are slightly smaller than the premium version and available in two colors.
●size (mm) H:510 W:180 D:180
●weight (g) 1600
designed by nendo
photos Akihiro Yoshida
The Bunaco Speaker is available to purchase online at Bunaco or at nendo’s new online store, Nendo House