Ovo by Monitillo Marmi
Updated: Jan 27
Ovo is a marble passive loud speaker for iPhones. It embodies a tension between tradition vs innovation, digital vs analogic, artisanal expertise vs technology. The shape of this speaker is achieved by slowly, carefully carving materials out of single block of Carrara marble. Geometry plays a key role in sound amplification in spite of the compact size of this item. The speaker element doesn't include any electric parts and works exclusively by mechanic sound diffusion. Ovo has been designed to achieve a pleasant immersive listening experience and a rich sound, rather than exceedingly loud volume.
Each Ovo is unique; variations in grain and colours are a guarantee of its authenticity and handcrafting. Marble blocks are selected and subsequently worked for several hours in order to achieve a soft, embracing shape and a perfectly smooth surface. Ovo features a slot able to host your device and is compatible with iPhone 5S and iPhone 6. It can be used in two positions according to the desired sound flow and intensity; if placed horizontally, Ovo provides a direct flow, while slanted it allows a broader diffusion.