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Jouin Manku Design Agency's "The Sound Cabinet" Installation

Unveiling a listening station for collectors of music, at Paris' AD Interieurs

by David Graver
on 24 August 2016

At this year's AD Interieurs exposition (running concurrently in Paris with design fair Maison et Objet), event-founding publication Architectural Digest France declared a site-specific theme: collectors. Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, the designers behind the Jouin Manku agency (specializing in architecture and interior design) applied the theme to a rather uncommon topic. Sound appealed to both of them, and "The Sound Cabinet" embodies their desire to create a space for collectors of it. In order to best understand what it means to collect sound, one must look at the attributes of the cabinet. It is, in fact, a lounge with fabric seating for two. Within, there are two integrated Devialet Phantom speakers for broadcasting sound throughout the lacquered wood shell—which align with LED lighting throughout. It's a space for listening to sounds—music, memories, recording of all types. It is a room-like nest where sound can be consumed distortion free and in an entirely complementary atmosphere. It's ideal, we'd say, for music lovers.

Guests of AD Interieurs can experience a large-scale prototype of "The Sound Cabinet" from 3-18 September at La Monnaie de Paris, 11 Quai de Conti, 75006.

Images courtesy of Jouin Manku

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