2020-02-25 14:30Press release

A different kind of canvas for creative artists

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To use a speaker as part of your artistic expression, perhaps doesn’t sound as the most obvious choice. But surely you can use the cabinet of a speaker as a canvas to create your master piece on. This is something that about a dozen artists have experienced in a locally arranged sustainability project called Spe-Art.

The Swedish company, Audio Pro, which have been designing and manufacturing speakers for over 40 years, was investigating what to do with speakers that had a minor defect in their cabinets. A speaker that is not in absolute perfect condition, but have a minor scratch or stain, will make the speaker unsellable. “It is hardly environmentally friendly to throw away a speaker that is fully functioning”, says Jens Henriksen, CCO at the company, and was wondering if it would be possible to give these speaker a chance to a second life.

At a meeting with the art agency ‘Kulturhotellet’ in Helsingborg, he raised the question if they were willing to ask local artists if they would like to use these speakers as canvases for creative artworks. Peter Eriksson at Kulturhotellet thought it was a good idea, and at an event during the street art festival during the summer of 2019, a group of artists joined a project named Spe-Art to put some colours on these speakers. Among the participating artists you will find renowned artists within the Swedish street art community, like Tim Timmey, Appear37, Shaw Petronio, Collin Avery, Karima Kertam and Max Persson.

Obviously, the artists creativity resulted in both imaginative and beautiful artworks, on these somewhat unusual canvases. Each artist has made their individual mark on their specific speaker, and the result is an entire collection of inspirational sound boxes, with sustainability in focus.

Pleased with the result, Audio Pro started to consider letting the gains of these speakers contribute to the work performed by local charity organizations in Helsingborg. They chose ’Hemlösas hus’, as recipient. An auction of these decorated speakers is therefore currently being planned, where the revenue will be donated to ‘Hemlösas hus’. But before then, there will be an opening where interested buyers have a chance to take a closer look at these works of art, before they place their bid.

The opening will be on Thursday 19th March at Kulturhotellet, Södergatan 15 in the city of Helsingborg, Sweden.

If you already now would like to have a look at these creatively decorated speakers or read about the artist who created the piece, you are welcome to visit www.audiopro.com/spe-art/.

AUDIO PRO AB är ett svenskt ljudföretag med djupa rötter i HiFi-traditionen. Audio Pro har designat, utvecklat och tillverkat högtalare sedan 1978 och exporterar idag till över 45 länder. Audio Pro lanserade på 70-talet en rad aktiva högtalare som med avancerad teknologi och hög ljudkvalité har blivit milstolpar i högtalarhistorien. Idag är Audio Pro ett starkt och innovativt företag som drivs av en utpräglad entreprenörsanda där aktiva högtalare återigen står i fokus, nu med trådlösa möjligheter.



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AUDIO PRO AB är ett svenskt ljudföretag med djupa rötter i HiFi-traditionen. Audio Pro har designat, utvecklat och tillverkat högtalare sedan 1978 och exporterar idag till över 45 länder. Audio Pro lanserade på 70-talet en rad aktiva högtalare som med avancerad teknologi och hög ljudkvalité har blivit milstolpar i högtalarhistorien. Idag är Audio Pro ett starkt och innovativt företag som drivs av en utpräglad entreprenörsanda där aktiva högtalare återigen står i fokus, nu med trådlösa möjligheter.

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Maria Tullgren
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Maria Tullgren
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Jens Henriksen