Last year Philips launched their Citiscape headphones line and they partnered with Bristol based designer Ged Palmer for a unique campaign to help highlight them. The campaign was called “You Need To Hear This” and it combined Philips urban headphones with some beautifully crafted tables at pubs throughout various locations in London.
The tables featured beautiful and intricate hand illustrated typography and iconography by the talented designer, Ged Phillips. These gorgeous works of art were crafted from three types of wood: American oak, fumed oak and maple and were detailed using various techniques including laser etching, wood burning and hand distressing.
The tables were then wired in such a way that pub goers could go to the bar, ask the bartender for Phillips headphones and then actually plug them INTO the table. Each table was programed with music that was trending from that specific area so that listeners would be able to hear the music that was popular and engaging in that area at that time.
Head over to Ged’s website to see more of his incredible work. Now if only I could get someone to design a new worktable like this for BLURPPY….THAT would be awesome