MOKA: coffee sound system by Alessandro Valenti – upcycleDZINE
Yes, music is in the air. So glad I can show you an upcycle design that’s all about music. There are a few things I can get emotional about. For instance art, design, movies and especially music. Everyday I listen to music. It doesn’t matter how you’re feeling, there’s always some artist or song that will suit your mood. And I don’t know about your situation, but there’re so many ways to listen to music. Your stereo set, computer/laptop, iPhone, iPad or iPod. Sorry for all the Apple products. Maybe you’re one of those people that still that good old turntable for your fantastic LP collection. Since the invention of the Sony Walkman, people started listening to music wherever they wanted. And they did this by using headphones.

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There’s definitely music in coffee

When sitting behind your computer or laptop you might not want the wear headphones. You might want to use a pair of small speakers that you could plugin. Well there are tons of them to choose from, but there are just a few special ones. And a very special pair of upcycled speakers is called ‘MOKA sound system‘ by product and graphic designer Alessandro Valenti, based in Milano | Italy.
MOKA: coffee sound system by Alessandro Valenti – upcycleDZINE
MOKA: coffee sound system by Alessandro Valenti – upcycleDZINE
When I saw these I couldn’t resist showing them. Seeing them at first made me wonder if they sounded good. But I noticed that I don’t really care because they look so incredible attractive and unique. Of course they should sound good, but when they look this way… For somebody like me who loves music and likes coffee, this is a almost a must have.
The MOKA sound system comes from upcycling old speakers that had a destroyed body. Alessandro: “I took four old coffee cups in a cafe, recycled the old brass bulbs lead and joined the whole thing! SOUNDS GOOD!”
MOKA: coffee sound system by Alessandro Valenti – upcycleDZINE
MOKA: coffee sound system by Alessandro Valenti – upcycleDZINE
Photos © Alessandro Valenti

“I always try to join my passions with job and studies. I’ve spend the last 4 years travelling, studying and working. I believe that life is made by experiences, every experience helps in shaping our character and way of life. Travelling and see different culture is extremely important for me, I’m always curious about things that can drives me away from the ordinary thought.”
Alessandro wrote on his Béhance webpage the following three little words: REUSE – REDUCE – RECYCLE. And those are words I totally endorse, although the last word should be read as UPCYCLE!

Design by Alessandro Valenti

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