The design of the L242 makes
a clear visual statement, is reduced
and focused on material and finish.
Inspired by the "Folle" an archaic
sound object, which has been used
in the Swiss alps for centuries to
call the "Alpsegen". The basic cone
shape is iconic and self
Purpose and functionality is
understood on the first view.
In contrast to many electronic
products we wanted a 360° design
being attractive from every side
and therefore allowing this sound
object to be placed everywhere in a
The L242 Loudspeaker is ideal for people looking for a sophisticated sound experience
as well as timeless design.
The design of the L242 is not only driven by the distinctive shape. As important for the
appearance is the choice of materials. The
combination of composite cement, wood, metal
and fabric create a very sensual melange, nice
in look and feel.
The contrasting of the used materials is part
of the charm. The warm, irregular and rough
material of the housing compared with the
smooth, cool and delicate stand gives the
product an unique visual character and haptic experience.
This combination makes the product fit most
modern living environments. A sound object
which can be placed freely within any room in
The main part of the housing
is produced by Eternit Schweiz AG
in Switzerland. By the most
experienced craftsmen it is cut and
shaped by hand.
The traditional production method is
based on the specific material
properties, as well as
the skill and experience of the employees
in dealing with the material.
The Loudspeakers L242 are not faceless
bulk goods, but rather handcrafted,
This manual manufacturing method
results in high quality and a natural
variation of the surface finish,
creating a series of unique objects.
Not only the housing is handcrafted, but also many other components and assembling steps are full of manual work.
The L242 Loudspeakers are designed, produced and assembled in Switzerland. This
local approach in manufacturing leads to a total transparent production and a
continuous quality control.