David Adjaye is the world renowned architect who led the design ofÂ the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. He recently partnered with Master & Dynamic, a New York City-based premium audio company, to create a bold and innovative newÂ wireless speaker.
Adjaye’s unique design, coupled with Master & Dynamic’s technology, produces a number of acoustic benefits. Made from a composite concrete, the speaker offers “increased dampening, reduced resonance from the enclosure, a purer sound, and added durability,â€ according to a press release from Master & Dynamic.
“This speaker is not about the traditional idea of making boxes, but about a directional form. I became fascinated with the idea of using triangles to break down the mass of the box, and to see if we could dissolve the sense of volume through sculptural detail,â€ said Adjaye, in a released statement. “We created a new geometry for this speaker; a new geometry of sound.â€
The speaker’s specifications include dual four-inch, woven kevlar long throw woofers; a 1 Â½ inch titanium tweeter powered by 100 watt of Class D amplification; and diamond-cut anodized aluminum controls. The components are protected by a detachable, magnetic grille.
In January of this year, it was announced that the Ghanian-British Adajaye was to be knighted by the Queen of England. A statement from The Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood at St. James’s Palace said that David Adjaye was being recognized for his “contribution to architecture and designâ€ and as one of the leading architects of his generation and a global cultural ambassador for the U.K.â€
And, on Friday, it was announced that Adjaye had made TimeÂ magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list.