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B&O Porter

Date / Time


Summer 2022

14 weeks



ArtCenter College of Design

Pasadena, CA

Project Description


This Bang & Olufsen speaker was made for a prototyping class. We used existing parts from a speaker to design our own functioning model. 

Product Mood

Exploring forms

Using the mood board as inspiration, I sketched out possible forms of the speaker. When sketching, I mapped out the possible placements of buttons and speakers.

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Bringing sketches to life

For the first few weeks, we got our favorite design sketches and made some basic foam mockups of the designs. These mockups helped me get a better feel for the product's size and also figure out how big the product has to be to fit all the electronics inside.

Interior architecture

After deciding the form, I had to figure out how to put all the components inside. I isolated the speakers for better sound quality and added radiators on the side to relieve the sound pressure.

Adding color

I coated the foam with multiple layers of primer coated it with automotive paint. The paint was wet-sanded for a cleaner surface.

Finishing Touches

I created a spring board for the buttons and assembled all the parts together. The front plate was covered with speaker fabric and attached with magnets. I put a small dent on the bottom left corner for the Bang & Olufsen logo.