Samuel Ross‘ A-COLD-WALL* collaborative hot-streak shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, with collaborations ranging from footwear to apparel and now audio. Listen to ACW Beats Studio 3.
If you’ve ever wanted to live a completely A-COLD-WALL* lifestyle — see Supreme Skittles, bedding, clothes, and footwear – Samuel Ross has made it a reality in 2021. He’s poured a British working-class, brutalist style onto GENTLEMONSTER, Dr. Martens, and Mackintosh, to name a few.
Earlier, the designer dabbled in homeware and sculpture with Concrete Objects, and he just unveiled a new coffee table must-have with his Object – Form. Form! book.
Samuel’s version of the iconic headphones has a utilitarian slate-and-chalk color palette with a grid design, as well as a black line running down either side of the headset.
Breaking down the design direction of the collaborative project, Ross said:“I wanted to produce a product language suitable for everyday use. Precision and specificity became unspoken rules throughout the process, from product to packaging. New printmaking techniques were developed with Beats to offer a two-tone patina composed of slate greys and washed chalks. The semblance of both, offers a textured hand-touch that reflects the sensation of the hand engaging with raw minerals and manufactured materials – the sensory experience had to exist across physical touch alongside acoustic.”