Modern by Dwell Magazine Owl Speaker Figural in Natural

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When tasked with creating something decorative for the new Modern by Dwell Magazine collection, Chris Deam recalled the animal figurines done by midcentury furniture designers. The forms of the resulting designs are guided by function. In the case of the Owl Speaker, which uses the curved shape of its body to amplify music or podcasts from a mobile device, Deam associated sound with the figure of the screech owl—after that, the process called for the "most minimal gesture to capture the essence of the animal." The Owl Speaker is made from solid wood with leather and metallic copper accents.

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Written by Jenny Xie / Dwell
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