Audio is an essential element of interior design, as written in the article “INTERIOR DESIGN – INTERIOR’S AUDIO“.
As we’ve already expressed, “Do not confuse the ‘”Audio” with “electrical or technical project” (which remains the responsibility of the technicians), but intend it as aesthetic and functional integration with all elements of interior design. […]”
We have seen that there are audio elements that can be, in the architecture context, “Visible” (as seen in the article “INTERIOR DESIGN – INTERIOR’S AUDIO – PART II“) or “Invisible”. The choice depends on performance and aesthetic characteristics, “linked” to the customer needs (technical and aesthetic), the aesthetic of the interior design, and techniques of the audio system designer.
This time we are going to explain how to insert “invisible” elements in interior design, which is very simple and suitable for those who do not want to see anything, but need to to be studied at the time of the interior architecture and to be realized at the time of plasterboard or at the time of defining the furniture production.
First of all, we have to explain what we mean with “invisible” elements: speakers (often also called loudspeakers, stereo speakers, speakers…) that can be:
1-Elements for ceiling or “false wall”: elements that have to be inserted in the drywall and placed at the same level of the finished part of the ceiling or the “false-wall”, and then plastered on the perimeter and finished by painting directly on the speakers as shown in the example:
|HOLE IN THE PLASTERBOARD|
2- Elements for furniture: loudspeakers designed to be inserted
|LOUDSPEAKERS FOR FURNITURE|
|OUTDOOR VASE WITH LOUDSPEAKER INSIDE|
The final result is perfect from the point of view of “invisibility”: you will not see acoustic or technical speaker equipment, but only completely painted walls or furnitures. Nothing else.
The solutions that can be inserted into plasterboard are particularly suitable, technically speaking, for these audio listening:
.with audiovisual systems (5-7-9) plus subwoofer, using the speaker on the contour canals;
.with “multiroom” systems for background music to be listened in multiple rooms of the house.
The solutions to be inserted in furnitures are beautiful for high-end stereo listening without viewing anything, even if technically they are not comparable with “visible” loudspeakers that remain, from an acoustic point of view, the best solution for a perfect listening.
For better understanding these kind of speakers, you can also read here: