PIK Stool (& amplifier) by Jarred Christison

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“My objective was to create an innovative product targeting acoustic guitar playing specifically, complimenting its distinct sound by separating the line between electric and acoustic amplifiers.

PIK stool combines the joy of playing music with the elegance and comfort of furniture design. Focusing around the beautiful, crisp sound of acoustic guitar, the aim was to design a guitar amplifier that captures the pure essence of acoustic playing environments.

By imagining the feelings of a musician as they become captivated and lost on a musical journey, the focus was aimed toward designing a subtle amplifier that does not distract or pollute the purity of this process, but instead, create a small intimate environment to encourage the creation and sharing of music.

Extruding sound out in a 360 degree radius, the downward facing amplifier encompasses the player within their music.

Not only a stool, PIK becomes a normal amplifier when turned over. To be sat on the ground, table, or nearly any other surface, this amplifier can create music wherever the user intends. By taking it off the legs, this uncovers an opening designed to extrude the music not only outward, but also vertically upward.

Four dials are used to control your required sound output (Volume, Gain. High, Low), designed to swivel around the body of the stool. Universal two way tabs enable each dial to be read both as a stool amplifier and upside down as a ground amplifier.” behance.net/JarredChristison

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  • Reply September 12, 2013

    Amy Smith

    Is it a bit uncomfortable to use that type of furniture? I mean with the vibrations and everything. But still, it looks pretty cool.

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