A wireless music speaker controlled solely with gestures. Sonora is designed to challenge the predominantly visual paradigm of digital interaction. In favour of more natural, uncoded forms of communication, Sonora has no displays or buttons. Instead, it interprets people’s gestures. The interface is based on how we use everyday objects, especially those devoid of any kind of technology.
A metal-spun aluminum part, reminiscent of a gramophone pavilion, houses the electronics. The soundbox is bounded by a transparent cover, allowing the object to seem airy, and delicate. All the components are stacked vertically on top of a machine-milled aluminum disc, a single element that binds together all the parts.