The F1 Flat Panel Speaker Sys­tem by CONCRETE AUDIO in Weimar wins one of the lead­ing ger­man de­sign prices, the Ger­man De­sign Award 2015.

The model F1 com­bines an ul­tra flat con­crete body with the patented ar­ray-tech­nol­ogy of the Fraun­hofer IDMT to form an in­no­v­a­tive speaker sys­tem. 41 elec­tro­dy­namic mini-speak­ers act like one large mem­brane, al­low­ing for a to­tal depth of only 32 mil­lime­tres and giv­ing a con­vinc­ing per­for­mance.

The en­clo­sure of the CONCRETE AUDIO F1 is made of spe­cial high-strength con­crete. This ma­te­r­ial re­li­ably pre­vents vi­bra­tions of the en­clo­sure. The cur­ing process makes each piece a unique loud­speaker – iden­ti­cal in shape and sur­face qual­ity, but in­di­vid­u­ally in terms of grain.

With a de­sign re­duced to the es­sen­tial, this loud­speaker can be hid­den or be an eye catcher, and there­fore har­monises with var­i­ous in­te­ri­ors. The F1 is placed, just like a pic­ture, di­rectly on the wall and can be con­nected wire­less and via ca­ble, re­spec­tively.

The Ger­man De­sign Award is the in­ter­na­tional pre­mium prize of the Ger­man De­sign Coun­cil. Prizes are awarded to high-qual­ity prod­ucts and pro­jects from prod­uct and com­mu­ni­ca­tions de­sign, de­sign per­son­al­i­ties and new­com­ers for their pi­o­neer­ing con­tri­bu­tions to the ger­man and in­ter­na­tional de­sign land­scape.

The pres­ti­gious Ger­man De­sign Award en­joys con­sid­er­able pub­lic at­ten­tion thanks to the rep­u­ta­tion of the award­ing body, the Ger­man De­sign Coun­cil, who has for the past sixty years rep­re­sented the ger­man de­sign scene. The goal of the Ger­man De­sign Award is to dis­cover, pre­sent and award prizes to ex­cep­tional de­sign trends.

The award cer­e­mony took place in Feb­ru­ary 13th, 2015 in Frank­furt.