Teenage Engineering first caught our eyes with their DIY Styrofoam Turntable concept. They've recently followed up with a couple other concept projects, a few available or soon to be available, that carried over the eye-catching aesthetics of their turntable to lighting, music and more.
The ABSOLUT Choir at first glance look like a collection of Japanese wooden dolls, but these colourful figures are actually a robotic choir designed for absolutmachines.com, for interactive online use:
The robotic choir follows the lead of its human partner, and with the help of generative algorithms, the machine engenders a melody, tempo, dynamics, timbre and lyrics inspired by the user-generated input. The composition is also infused with the machine's current mood and from the most recently analyzed words from previous users.
The OP-1 synthesizer and controller is a pocket sized controller for music nerds. It's also quite beautifully designed, with a minimal Nintendo-ish look that just invites playing around with the synth modes and effects.
The Studio System modular light system wouldn't look out of place in a plus minus zero or Muji catalog. The Erector set components all fit together to create an expandable system with an unfussy finish.
Check out the rest of Teenage Engineering's offerings and concepts at their website.