A speaker made of a concrete masonry block

Canadian industrial design studio Semblance launched their first product, a stereo made of a concrete building block.

Called Breeze Block, the stereo uses a masonry block often used in US mid-century modern landscaping design, and is often associated with Palm Springs, California (USA). The specific pattern was found in Montreal, Canada, with simple geometric shapes and four-way symmetry. The circle in the middle houses a round audio driver.

The block was chosen for its appearance and tactility, but also because of the audio quality of concrete, which reduces unwanted vibrations. In addition to the concrete, which the studio recognizes is not very sustainable, the housing is made with 3D printed PLA. The stereo is suitable for small to medium size rooms.

Photos: Semblance