Name: Surface Matters
Designer: Eunhee Jo
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Surface Matters is a minimalist design created by South Korea-based designer Eunhee Jo. The design is a sound system with a tactile control interface. Basic controls are lit up underneath the speaker’s fabric overlay. Gestures are used to manipulate volume, equalizer, and changing tracks. The face panel is also interchangeable to allow for a multitude of color options. There are even several material options such as wood.
This project was commissioned by the Design Museum, and holds an annual Designers in Residence program to provide a platform to celebrate new and emerging designers at an early stage in their career. The program is now in its sixth year and is a core part of the exhibition demonstrating the Design Museum’s commitment to support and encourage new design talent.