The Skyline is a home theatre system by Swedish designers Claesson Koivisto Rune inspired by both architecture and the phenomenon of the modern metropolis. The work started a year ago when Claesson Koivisto Rune were approached by the Korean manufacturer LG Electronics to develop concepts for a home theatre system.
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, says Ola Rune.
We have envisioned a group of highly-stylized ‘buildings’ with a particular aesthetic, rising up, to form a silhouette reminiscent of today’s urban city-scapes. Hence, the name – Skyline, says Eero Koivisto.
The series is not yet in production.