A smartphone charger, a bluetooth speaker and a touch screen pen.
“Design and craftmanship for everyday high-tech objects, no mass production, no plastics”
Design takes crafsmanship by hand and brings it to the tech world. Soul_Tech is a collection made of 3 different one-off pieces by Mario Alessiani, designed to accost italian tradition to everyday technology. Soul_Tech includes a bluetooth speaker, a wireless charger for smartphones and a touch screen pen.
“Creating useful objects for our homes has always been the mission of master craftsmen. Think of a lamp: there are thousands of handcrafted lamps that take advantage of the simple technology of the light bulb and give it a soul. But a craftsman, with his knowledge, can also give a soul to more complex and contemporary technological tools, of daily use”.
The bluetooth speaker is made of glass and weathering steel, the charger is made of wood, copper and brass, the pen in brass or alluminium.
Speakers and bluetooth systems are easy to find in specific shops and websites. Carpentes, blacksmiths and many others can easely incorporate technology in their projects.
“The objects that I propose in this collection are the practical demonstration that craftsmanship can fully live the contemporary, taking advantage of the availability of everyday technologies to create aesthetically appreciable objects that we usually buy from multinationals and large industries that work with plastic and serial materials”.
You can download Soul_Tech presskit here