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Eames Little Gem, Stephens Tru-Sonic

December 13, 2017

I stumbled across one of these online a little while ago, and just loved it! I thought it would look great in the office - or at home until I saw the price!!! I’m sure its worth every penny, in fact I know it is.

I just wanted to share a little information, as I know many of you will not of seen or heard of Stephens Tru-Sonic Speakers, nor this remarkable Eames speaker made for them.

 

Introducing one of the rarest vintage Eames designs, nowhere else will you find craftsmen ship like this - the Stephens Tru-sonic Quadreflex Speaker Unit. It is simply stunning and a collectors dream to say the least.

 

Lacquered Veneered Walnut, Enameled Aluminum

 

In 1956 Eames' set out to design 2 variations of speaker design, for Culver City (LA) based Stephens Tru-sonic, a company with a reputation for high-end audio equipment.

 

Among a handful of other designs this speaker was not meant to hit the world by storm, in terms of mass sales but more to impress the industry with the imagination of its new owners - Bert Berlant and Benard D.Cirlin; who took over the company in 1957.

 

It remains unknown how such an amazing design, has not stood proud and screamed loud enough to become one of Eames most well known pieces. Maybe it was meant to be a best kept secret.

 

If you are in the know you will notice the lounge chair base in the unit, giving a smooth method of rotation just like in the chairs.This means the speaker can rotate to any desired position. 

The speaker measures: 75.7cm wide x 33.7cm in depth x 72.3cm in height.

 

If you are lucky enough to find one in good condition and have enough money to buy one then I hope you really enjoy the beautiful design, craftsmanship and thought that has gone into it. Enjoy!!!!

 

 

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