iTREE Speaker by KMKG
The iTree is a top-quality iPhone and iPod docking station made out of a simple tree trunk. This is hollowed out using a special technique and specialized tools, expertly proportioned to produce optimum sound quality through the speakers. Each iTree is unique – costumers choose the wood, the length and the built-in technology. They can even take a ride through the forest and pick out their own tree. The iTree is then made by hand in the “Steirische Vulkanland” region of southern Austria by carpenters “Tischlerei Lenz”, keeping the iTree local. There are currently three types of iTree – cherry, poplar and spruce – however, almost any kind of wood can be used.
Aside from the actually look and design of this product, I love the experience that it creates for the user, how they can travel to the forest and actually select the tree for their own customized product. I think this makes it really personal and gives the customer a sense of connection to the forest and the product that they will enjoy in their home.
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