Vintage Chinese Biscuit Boxes Remade As iPod Amplifiers

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Photos: Jonas Design

Creatively juxtaposing the old with the new often requires skill, especially when it comes to shiny new gadgets like iPhones, iPads and iPods. We've seen skateboard decks transformed into colorful iPhone cases and books remade into iPad cases, but these old Chinese biscuit boxes revamped into snappy iPod speakers are winners in the department of cleverly recycled nostalgia.Created by Jonas Merian, a Swiss, Shanghai-based prosthetics and orthotics maker turned furniture designer, these old cookie tins double also double as an iPod docking station as well.

Merian describes how his skills transferred over to furniture design:

I always liked to work with my hands and started early to build my own furniture and lamps. Through my education and experience as a prosthetist I have learnt to work with a wide variety of different materials such as wood, metal, plastics, carbon fiber, silicone, textiles, leather and many more.


Each docking station has an on/off switch, volume control, power cord, speaker jacks, along with other sound-adjustment dials.


Jonas' website, Jonas Design, shows a number of different tins that are used in his work -- another neat way to repurpose vintage into something more useful and also technologically relevant.


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