Soul_tech is a handmade tech collection and was born as a reflection on the production of technological objects.
Design takes crafsmanship by hand and brings it to the tech world. Soul_tech is a handmade tech collection made of 3 different one-off pieces. Those are designed to accost italian tradition to everyday technology.
Soul_Tech includes a bluetooth speaker, a wireless charger for smartphones and a touch screen pen.
Creating useful objects for our homes has always been the mission of master craftsmen. Think of a lamp: there are thousands of handcrafted lamps that take advantage of the simple technology of the light bulb and give it a soul. But a craftsman, with his/her knowledge, can also give a soul to more complex and contemporary technological tools of daily use.
Speakers and bluetooth systems are easy to find in specific shops and websites. Carpentes, blacksmiths and many others can easely incorporate technology in their projects.
The objects in this collection are the practical demonstration that craftsmanship can fully live the contemporary. It can take advantage of the availability of everyday technologies to create aesthetically appreciable objects that we usually buy from multinationals and large industries that work with plastic and serial materials.
The materials are: glass and weathering steel for the bluetooth speaker, wood copper and brass for the charger, brass or alluminium for the pen.
Soul_tech has an article dedicated to its making of, check it out “Small events, great opportunities” that talks about how this collection was born. There is also an interesting interview by Elena Cattaneo, have a look.