Swedish designer Love Hultén has launched his first monograph, Works. For the previous six years, the artist, audiovisual specialist, and expert woodworker has turn out to be famed for his distinctive method to electronics design. Sometimes, Hultén works on fee, taking the innards of a much-loved piece of package – be it a synthesiser, console, or laptop – and reinventing it in a brand new housing as a chunk of practical digital artwork.
The Gothenburg-based designer doesn’t simply re-house basic electronics; he additionally creates distinctive new devices. Works is a journey by means of an eclectic, electrical archive, chronicling his vibrant and eccentric builds with a give attention to the completed, good object, with a minimal take a look at the method and the perform.
Over time, Hultén’s eccentric devices have been commissioned by musicians and collectors, each as distinctive artistic endeavors but additionally as absolutely practical gadgets that may take their work to new locations with a contemporary method to interface design and ergonomics.
Initiatives just like the Echo Observatory v2 are strictly for aesthetic appreciation – the picket console is a visible synthesiser that generates fractal-like patterns.
In an identical vein is Hultén’s bespoke case for a 1976 Apple I, one among many tasks that amplifies the model of early laptop tradition in a contemporary, extremely crafted idiom.
The MMXS was impressed by the basic development toy Meccano and the work of composer and inventor Martin Molin to create an analogue mix of mechanical motion and a synthesiser engine.
Hultén’s playful however fantastically crafted mixture of excessive and low tech can be demonstrated within the VOC-25, with its mixture of plastic enamel and a keyboard-controlled pattern financial institution.
The Doodlestation is a advantageous instance of Hultén’s extra bold tasks. A customized housing, it accommodates plenty of rebuilt synths, together with a Sequential OB-6, a Moog DFAM, a Microcosm from Hologram Electronics and a Theremin module, together with a tape echo and bespoke graphics.
300 copies of the guide had been initially printed, with a second run within the works.
You’ll have to mix this tactile expertise with a trawl by means of Hultén’s numerous web sites to get the complete sound and imaginative and prescient expertise of his work.
Love Hultén, Works, $39 plus delivery
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