Artist and Designer Aric Snee’s Apple Amplifier

Artist Aric Snee

Artist Aric Snee photographed by Ann Cady

I must say I don’t normally shoot fruit.  I am not philosopically opposed to fruit, but it is generally outside my repertoire except for the odd ceramic bowl that needs a little staging or if it appears in a painting I am photographing (Marc Rubin you know who I mean).  That being said no one was more surprised than I to learn that fruit can make an excellent speaker.  The design was an entry for the hirosaki apple competition organized by designboom, in collaboration with hirosaki design week and japan design week.

In case you think I am joking below is a link to the video of Aric’s creation in action.

www.designboom.com/design/aric-snee-apple-amplifier-combats-obsolescence-hirosaki-apple-competition-10-25-2017/

This is not Aric’s first foray into amplification.  On his website are images of his Urania amplifier on his website http://www.aricsnee.com/urania.html. Your phone sits in the center and the sound is amplified through the funnel-shaped glass funnels on either side, so you can fill your home with sound without cables or electronics.

Enjoy this last image from Aric Snee, I’m going to google how you can turn a potato into a clock.

 

Artist Aric Snee

Artist Aric Snee photographed by Ann Cady