iF Design Award 2021 makes sure everyone hears about the 10 winners. from The sound balance of LAYER sculptural speakers for Bang & Olufsen donut-like vinyl players, technological practicality and contemporary aesthetics enhance the sound of award-winning international devices. Whether taken camping or simply placed in a living room, all types of users can listen to music where and how they want.
the 10 winners of the iF design award 2021 selected by designboom showcase practical, visually and acoustically exciting loudspeaker designs.
name: wild muzen outdoor mini speaker
Brand: shenzhen airsmart technology co., ltd.
designers: TOFUN DESIGN
The stylish ‘Muzen Wild Mini Outdoor’ Bluetooth speaker can literally go anywhere. in simple lines, direct physical knobs and buttons, the Chinese product gives users an intuitive and visual understanding of operation. With an all-metal casing and an armored car surface finish, durability is definitely communicated. finally the top is also equipped with emergency lights which come in handy for any outdoor adventures.
name: oddict twig
Brand: cresyn co., ltd.
award: iF gold medal
With their distinct design, the Korean ‘oddict twig’ wireless headphones add a touch of refined luxury to everyday life. the portable aluminum accessory presents superior sound, fast charging as well as a comfortable and above all customizable fit. With improved noise cancellation and a dedicated app to tune the sound the way you want, any user’s listening experience becomes as individual as they come.
name: donut vinyl record player
Brand: shenzhen fennessy culture co.,ltd
Playful, deconstructive and minimal, the Chinese “donut vinyl record player” mixes architecture, art and fashion. Also presenting as a contemporary home décor, the device features a flat round metal textured bugle, a stereo bendable frame neck, and a simple seamless body stand. in contrasting materials like red, green and orange, the premium textiles blend well in any setting.
Name: JBL Cruise X Powersports Speaker System
Brand: harman industries international, inc.
The Rugger “JBL Cruise X Powersports” high-performance Bluetooth audio streaming system adds sound to an off-road vehicle easier than ever. controlled by a single button, the American product has a universal strap mounting hardware and unique ball joint with up to 45 degrees of articulation. no matter where it is placed in the car, an optimal listening experience is guaranteed.
name: balance beosound
Brand: Bang & Olufsen
designers: LYING DOWN
created with a passion for music, design and craftsmanship, “beosound balance” draws inspiration from interior objects to redefine home audio. the london-designed and danish-made product features a soft, rounded silhouette using materials such as solid oak wood and knitted textile. through using seven carefully placed speakers with beamforming technology, listeners can choose between powerful sound and enveloping sound, both promising directivity for precise and immersive musical experiences.
Brand: sony home entertainment and sound products inc.
The ‘SRS-XB23’ portable wireless speaker offers waterproof, dustproof and rustproof performance ideal for outdoor use. Japanese design is wrapped in a outer fabric that ensures durable and washable use. the device is compact enough to fit in a cup holder, as it also comes with a handy strap for greater portability.
name: family loewe klang mr (mr1, mr3, mr5)
Brand: loewe technology gmbh
Designed in a conical format and covered with high-quality acoustic fabric, the German ‘Loewe Klang MR Family’ multiroom speakers accompany any room in the house with music. a touch interface on the top allows simple and immediate interaction with a high-resolution flac standard (192 kHz) and a total musical power of 90 watts.
name: libratone bird
Brand: little bird co., ltd.
designers: quick creations
it’s small, fun and intuitive; ‘libratone bird’ Bluetooth speaker chirps responses to user commands via a favorite voice assistant. packed with easy-to-use features, the charming and colorful Chinese speaker puts a smile on everyone who comes to tap the bird’s forehead and see its head spin and talk.
name: harman kardon soundsticks 4
Brand: international harman
with a sculptural design, ‘harman kardon soundsticks 4’ is fills the space with vibrant highs and incredible bass, while providing a futuristic viewing experience. As an evolution of the world-renowned original Harman Kardon audio system, Chinese design achieves a bold transformation in form and function.
name: us – HEAR family (HEAR1/HEAR2)
Brand: loewe technology gmbh
specially designed for young audiences, the loewe “we-HEAR family” distributes audio content wherever you want. with a focus on fresh and independent design, high quality materials and sustainable product development, German Bluetooth speakers are available in two sizes: a large speaker with a total music power of 60 watts and a smaller version with a total music power of 30 watts.