I came across New Zealand based industrial designer Casey Lin’s sleek and well-designed Timbre Speaker. The speaker is stripped off all superfluous details letting the inherent qualities of the materials be the core of the design. Wood and glass were chosen for their natural acoustic qualities with power and audio ports well hidden at the rear of the wooden box. Surface transducers are mounted inside the wooden box, vibrating the surface and turning the box into a speaker. You can move the glass vessels over the wood to create vibrations to change the timbre of the sound to suit your tastes. I also like how the dark walnut wood adds warmth to the appearance while glass adds to the elegance. You are also encouraged to experiment with different materials and placements on the wooden box to find the timbre you enjoy most, making it such a playful design.