“What we designed is not a loudspeaker. What we designed is vibrating air.” So says designer Philippe Starck of the Zikmu (2009), which he designed exclusively for Parrot, the Paris-based wireless device company. With the Zikmu, you can stream music from your wireless device or phone, or from your PC using Wi-Fi or Mac using Bluetooth. Transmitting 360 degrees of immersive sound, Zikmu is a daring blend of design and acoustics that’s completely portable. With its slim profile, the next-generation speaker integrates harmoniously into any interior. By placing your iPhone, iPod or iPod Touch in the docking station built into one of the two columns, you can listen to your favorite music while recharging the device. RF remote control included. Made in China.
Stream your music via Wi-Fi from your Mac, PC or any Bluetooth compatible device.
Includes two speakers and a remote control in a black Styrofoam carrying case.
Total power output: 100W RMS, 50W per channel.
3-channel (Class D) digital amplifier.
Frequency range: 50 Hz – 20 kHz.
Compatible audio formats: MP3, LPCM.
Settings: volume, R/L balance, equalizer with presets.
Power supply: 70W per speaker.
Maximum range: 50 feet.
Custom molded cabinet design using ABS and PMMA resins with acoustically transparent cloth grilles over the membrane sections.
H 29.25" Base W 12.5" D 11.5" Top W 5" Top D 1.5" Weight 17 lbs. each
School drop-out Philippe Starck jump-started his career by designing two nightclub interiors in Paris in the 1970's. The success of the clubs won the attention of President Francois Mitterand, who asked Starck to refurbish one of the private apartments in the Elysee Palace.
Two years later, Starck designed the interior of the Cafe Costes, Paris, and was on his way to becoming a design celebrity. In quick succession, he created elegant interiors for the Royalton and Paramount hotels in New York, the Delano in Miami and the Mondrian in Los Angeles. He also began to produce chairs, lamps, motorbikes, boats and a line of house wares and kitchen utensils, like his Juicy Salif for Alessi. Read more >