Back in 2005, S.E.M Industries commissioned a project to design a CD player and we delivered a design that is compact and could fit in easily to any modern home decorative. More so to increasingly common small apartment that people have been moving into up to today and will continue to do so.
This is a self-initiated project to update a previously commissioned CD player project back in 2005. Since CD is now obsolete, it makes perfect sense to update the product to be more in tune with today's users and scenarios.
Fishbowl 1 - Designed in 2005
Fishbowl 2 - Designed in 2009
designed in 2005 for S.E.M. Industries
Even back in 2005, CD sales had already been dwindling and mp3 players led by the iPod was clearly changing the way people listen to music. Not only that, the iPod was also changing the way people store their music. Apple's strategy was to have the Mac as the media hub and the iPod as and extension device for consumption. However, given the high capacity and the convenience of portability of the iPod, it's natural for user to use it as though its the main media device. It's as if the iPod is a high capacity CD with music playing capability built-in.
Based on this observation, it made sense that there should no longer be a dedicated home appliance that plays music. Instead, homes should only be equipped with speakers that would deliver sound from devices with music playing capabilities. In addition, speakers should have Wi-Fi or Bluetooth wireless connectivity to allow users to easily switch from multiple devices.