Mapuguaquén are unique hand-thrown clay speakers that combine ancestral pottery tradition with wireless audio-technology
Mapuguaquén means “the sound of the earth” in Mapudungun, the language of the indigenous aborigines from the south of Chile. Mapuguaquén speakers are made from clay on a potter’s wheel, finished with terra sigillata, and rounded with other natural materials such as olive wood and cork. The speakers were conceptualized using traditional techniques of craftsmanship and regional resources to fulfil contemporary needs. Furthermore, this unconventional method of fabrication allows us to rethink pottery as well as speakers while preserving the environment. The speakers recently won the Green Product Award, 2015 in Germany, category newcomer consumer electronics Green Award Product 2015.