Gorgeous Horn Speaker Hand Carved from a Discarded Liquor Barrel

Beautiful furniture can come from the most unexpected places—even an old barrel of liquor. Jordan Waraksa of Fiddle + Hammer has used this type of vessel as the main component in his gorgeous speaker called Bellaphone. Hand carved from reclaimed wood, the former tequila cask is now fashioned into a horn with a long neck that twists into a barrel base. “The horn,” he explains, “is a testament to harnessing the resonant and warm qualities of the wood which they are carved from.” Its eye-catching shape naturally amplifies the sounds produced from the dual speakers hidden below.

Bellaphone represents two of Waraksa’s passions—sculpture and music. Developed over the course of a decade, his first prototypes were originally created to play the music that he writes and records. Since then, he has refined his process and now produces the horn in a variety of sizes that range from two to six feet tall. It's also a versatile piece that will stand the test of technology and can be paired with nearly any type of sound system.

Bellaphone is available (with a matching wooden amplifier) through the Fiddle + Hammer website.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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