We were approached, in the early spring of last year, by the Korean manufacturer LG Electronics to develop concepts for a home theatre system. Skyline is the result of a 6-month-long design process involving meetings at our Stockholm office and visits to LG’s Korean headquarters, an intensive series of rendered concept appraisals as well as mock-ups and prototyping.
The Skyline HTS is inspired by both our architecture and the phenomenon of the modern metropolis. In our design, the different elements of the HTS – the main unit, the right and left speakers, and the subwoofer – vary in height and proportion in relation to each other. The visual language of gently angled planes framed within thin, box-shaped volumes is a recurring theme rooted in our own architectural practice. Additionally, the ’false perspective effect’ seen on the front of each of the items affords a twist of subtlety to the primary forms.Claesson Koivisto Rune Project name: Skyline
Project status: Skyline has not been put in production