A Flat Pack Paper and Wood Gramophone

, , , , , By Catherine Lazure | Nordic Design

How cool is this!?

Icelandic designer Jón Helgi Hólmgeirsson has created a paper gramophone that actually plays records! Dubbed Jónófón, the biodegradable design is made from a thin plywood base and a paper horn, and it can be powered by a 9 Volt battery or an external power supply.

An homage to the first gramophone invented more than 120 years ago by Emile Berliner, this eco-design product is packs flat to ship and comes with instructions on how to assemble it piece by piece. The magic happens when the paper horn — which includes a needle, a plastic film, steel wire, and the bottom of a paper cup — amplifies the grooves of your favorite record to produce sound waves. Click here to read more.

Photos: Héðinn Eiríksson via Inhabitat

 

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1 Comment

  1. Flatpack
    18 Jul 2012 / 8:09 am

    This added a great knowledge to me regarding a flat pack paper and wood gramphone. but is this really work ??

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