Studio-quality sound with unparalleled versatility.

Studio-quality sound with unparalleled versatility.

Studio-quality sound with unparalleled versatility.

Studio-quality sound with unparalleled versatility.

Studio-quality sound with unparalleled versatility.

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Project: Dock E30

Disciplines: Industrial Design / Manufacture

Client: Orbitsound

Year: 2017

Project: Dock E30

Disciplines: Industrial Design / Manufacture

Client: Orbitsound

Year: 2017

Project: Dock E30

Disciplines: Industrial Design / Manufacture

Client: Orbitsound

Year: 2017

Project: Dock E30

Disciplines: Industrial Design / Manufacture

Client: Orbitsound

Year: 2017

Project: Dock E30

Disciplines: Industrial Design / Manufacture

Client: Orbitsound

Year: 2017

The DOCK E30 marks a fundamental transition in Orbitsound’s focus and aesthetic. Orbitsound has been known as a British maker of soundbars showcasing proprietary Airsound technology, the DOCK E30 ushers in a new and more visually appealing style whilst maintaining absolute commitment to audio excellence.


My Role as the Industrial Designer / Creative Director and the intention of creating the DOCK E30 was to move the company’s audio technology into the design world, to create something that fits into people’s lives effortlessly and above all, delivering great sound.

The DOCK E30 marks a fundamental transition in Orbitsound’s focus and aesthetic. Orbitsound has been known as a British maker of soundbars showcasing proprietary Airsound technology, the DOCK E30 ushers in a new and more visually appealing style whilst maintaining absolute commitment to audio excellence.


My Role as the Industrial Designer / Creative Director and the intention of creating the DOCK E30 was to move the company’s audio technology into the design world, to create something that fits into people’s lives effortlessly and above all, delivering great sound.

The DOCK E30 marks a fundamental transition in Orbitsound’s focus and aesthetic. Orbitsound has been known as a British maker of soundbars showcasing proprietary Airsound technology, the DOCK E30 ushers in a new and more visually appealing style whilst maintaining absolute commitment to audio excellence.


My Role as the Industrial Designer / Creative Director and the intention of creating the DOCK E30 was to move the company’s audio technology into the design world, to create something that fits into people’s lives effortlessly and above all, delivering great sound.

The DOCK E30 marks a fundamental transition in Orbitsound’s focus and aesthetic. Orbitsound has been known as a British maker of soundbars showcasing proprietary Airsound technology, the DOCK E30 ushers in a new and more visually appealing style whilst maintaining absolute commitment to audio excellence.


My Role as the Industrial Designer / Creative Director and the intention of creating the DOCK E30 was to move the company’s audio technology into the design world, to create something that fits into people’s lives effortlessly and above all, delivering great sound.

The DOCK E30 marks a fundamental transition in Orbitsound’s focus and aesthetic. Orbitsound has been known as a British maker of soundbars showcasing proprietary Airsound technology, the DOCK E30 ushers in a new and more visually appealing style whilst maintaining absolute commitment to audio excellence.


My Role as the Industrial Designer / Creative Director and the intention of creating the DOCK E30 was to move the company’s audio technology into the design world, to create something that fits into people’s lives effortlessly and above all, delivering great sound.

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digital age.

Essential living in the digital age.

Essential living in the digital age.

Essential living in the digital age.

Essential living in the digital age.

The thought process started 3 years ago, by looking at the trends in media consumption. People were rapidly adopting mobile devices as the norm for consuming audio and video content. Whilst headphones took off commercially, we felt there was a need to develop a super high quality shared audio experience that did not require any compromise in living aesthetic.

The thought process started 3 years ago, by looking at the trends in media consumption. People were rapidly adopting mobile devices as the norm for consuming audio and video content. Whilst headphones took off commercially, we felt there was a need to develop a super high quality shared audio experience that did not require any compromise in living aesthetic.

The thought process started 3 years ago, by looking at the trends in media consumption. People were rapidly adopting mobile devices as the norm for consuming audio and video content. Whilst headphones took off commercially, we felt there was a need to develop a super high quality shared audio experience that did not require any compromise in living aesthetic.

The thought process started 3 years ago, by looking at the trends in media consumption. People were rapidly adopting mobile devices as the norm for consuming audio and video content. Whilst headphones took off commercially, we felt there was a need to develop a super high quality shared audio experience that did not require any compromise in living aesthetic.

The thought process started 3 years ago, by looking at the trends in media consumption. People were rapidly adopting mobile devices as the norm for consuming audio and video content. Whilst headphones took off commercially, we felt there was a need to develop a super high quality shared audio experience that did not require any compromise in living aesthetic.

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A big part of the design research stage was figuring out how to incorporate device driven culture into a small device. The result of this was providing users with a simple 'docking groove' to hold phone/tablet devices making the DOCK the central hub for your device.

A big part of the design research stage was figuring out how to incorporate device driven culture into a small device. The result of this was providing users with a simple 'docking groove' to hold phone/tablet devices making the DOCK the central hub for your device.

A big part of the design research stage was figuring out how to incorporate device driven culture into a small device. The result of this was providing users with a simple 'docking groove' to hold phone/tablet devices making the DOCK the central hub for your device.

A big part of the design research stage was figuring out how to incorporate device driven culture into a small device. The result of this was providing users with a simple 'docking groove' to hold phone/tablet devices making the DOCK the central hub for your device.

A big part of the design research stage was figuring out how to incorporate device driven culture into a small device. The result of this was providing users with a simple 'docking groove' to hold phone/tablet devices making the DOCK the central hub for your device.

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Designed for Audio.

Designed for Audio.

Designed for Audio.

Designed for Audio.

Every component has been custom designed from the ground up meet exact acoustic and aesthetic specification. The DOCK E30 is acoustically and sustainably engineered, featuring renewable wood in its construction for sonic and environmental reasons.

Every component has been custom designed from the ground up meet exact acoustic and aesthetic specification. The DOCK E30 is acoustically and sustainably engineered, featuring renewable wood in its construction for sonic and environmental reasons.

Every component has been custom designed from the ground up meet exact acoustic and aesthetic specification. The DOCK E30 is acoustically and sustainably engineered, featuring renewable wood in its construction for sonic and environmental reasons.

Every component has been custom designed from the ground up meet exact acoustic and aesthetic specification. The DOCK E30 is acoustically and sustainably engineered, featuring renewable wood in its construction for sonic and environmental reasons.

Every component has been custom designed from the ground up meet exact acoustic and aesthetic specification. The DOCK E30 is acoustically and sustainably engineered, featuring renewable wood in its construction for sonic and environmental reasons.

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Hub of the home.

Hub of the home.

Hub of the home.

Hub of the home.

The ‘groove’ is a clear yet simple statement of intent that the DOCK is the home for your most used devices and ways of online life. The visual design and form factor is purposefully minimal and understated, to pleasingly coexist in any space.

The ‘groove’ is a clear yet simple statement of intent that the DOCK is the home for your most used devices and ways of online life. The visual design and form factor is purposefully minimal and understated, to pleasingly coexist in any space.

The ‘groove’ is a clear yet simple statement of intent that the DOCK is the home for your most used devices and ways of online life. The visual design and form factor is purposefully minimal and understated, to pleasingly coexist in any space.

The ‘groove’ is a clear yet simple statement of intent that the DOCK is the home for your most used devices and ways of online life. The visual design and form factor is purposefully minimal and understated, to pleasingly coexist in any space.

The ‘groove’ is a clear yet simple statement of intent that the DOCK is the home for your most used devices and ways of online life. The visual design and form factor is purposefully minimal and understated, to pleasingly coexist in any space.

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Energy saving

The DOCK E30 is designed to use as little power as possible. When no sound is playing, it will shut down components that are not in use, and automatically spring back to life when needed.

Energy saving

The DOCK E30 is designed to use as little power as possible. When no sound is playing, it will shut down components that are not in use, and automatically spring back to life when needed.

Energy saving

The DOCK E30 is designed to use as little power as possible. When no sound is playing, it will shut down components that are not in use, and automatically spring back to life when needed.

Energy saving

The DOCK E30 is designed to use as little power as possible. When no sound is playing, it will shut down components that are not in use, and automatically spring back to life when needed.

Energy saving

The DOCK E30 is designed to use as little power as possible. When no sound is playing, it will shut down components that are not in use, and automatically spring back to life when needed.

Removable grille

The grille is designed to be swapped easily with hidden magnets, allowing you to personalise the look of your DOCK E30.

Removable grille

The grille is designed to be swapped easily with hidden magnets, allowing you to personalise the look of your DOCK E30.

Removable grille

The grille is designed to be swapped easily with hidden magnets, allowing you to personalise the look of your DOCK E30.

Removable grille

The grille is designed to be swapped easily with hidden magnets, allowing you to personalise the look of your DOCK E30.

Removable grille

The grille is designed to be swapped easily with hidden magnets, allowing you to personalise the look of your DOCK E30.

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Founded in audio, certain elements of the design reference the classic days of HiFi. The User interface is minimal, yet the features are not. The DOCK is designed to be unobtrusive and easy to use.

Founded in audio, certain elements of the design reference the classic days of HiFi. The User interface is minimal, yet the features are not. The DOCK is designed to be unobtrusive and easy to use.

Founded in audio, certain elements of the design reference the classic days of HiFi. The User interface is minimal, yet the features are not. The DOCK is designed to be unobtrusive and easy to use.

Founded in audio, certain elements of the design reference the classic days of HiFi. The User interface is minimal, yet the features are not. The DOCK is designed to be unobtrusive and easy to use.

Founded in audio, certain elements of the design reference the classic days of HiFi. The User interface is minimal, yet the features are not. The DOCK is designed to be unobtrusive and easy to use.

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Semantically 

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Semantically 

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Semantically understandable

Semantically  understandable

The Orbitsound DOCK E30 challenges the notion that high definition stereo audio means ugly boxes, and a compromised living space.

The Orbitsound DOCK E30 challenges the notion that high definition stereo audio means ugly boxes, and a compromised living space.

The Orbitsound DOCK E30 challenges the notion that high definition stereo audio means ugly boxes, and a compromised living space.

The Orbitsound DOCK E30 challenges the notion that high definition stereo audio means ugly boxes, and a compromised living space.

The Orbitsound DOCK E30 challenges the notion that high definition stereo audio means ugly boxes, and a compromised living space.

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Functionality was key to making the DOCK useful every day, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as optical and AUX inputs offer a myriad of ways to enjoy diverse content. The product semantics showcase wireless charging for the latest generation of phone handsets. On the front, forward-thinking USB-C is offered to power or charge emerging and future devices.

Functionality was key to making the DOCK useful every day, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as optical and AUX inputs offer a myriad of ways to enjoy diverse content. The product semantics showcase wireless charging for the latest generation of phone handsets. On the front, forward-thinking USB-C is offered to power or charge emerging and future devices.

Functionality was key to making the DOCK useful every day, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as optical and AUX inputs offer a myriad of ways to enjoy diverse content. The product semantics showcase wireless charging for the latest generation of phone handsets. On the front, forward-thinking USB-C is offered to power or charge emerging and future devices.

Functionality was key to making the DOCK useful every day, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as optical and AUX inputs offer a myriad of ways to enjoy diverse content. The product semantics showcase wireless charging for the latest generation of phone handsets. On the front, forward-thinking USB-C is offered to power or charge emerging and future devices.

Functionality was key to making the DOCK useful every day, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as optical and AUX inputs offer a myriad of ways to enjoy diverse content. The product semantics showcase wireless charging for the latest generation of phone handsets. On the front, forward-thinking USB-C is offered to power or charge emerging and future devices.

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Design for Manufacture.

Design for Manufacture.

Design for Manufacture.

Design for Manufacture.

Design for Manufacture.

In order to implicate the Dock into mass production, I managed a team of engineers in China from engineering validation all the way through to mass production. Developing the DOCK in China has allowed me to gain vast amount knowledge on different manufacturing techniques whilst also allowing me to better understand the product development process in the east. 

In order to implicate the Dock into mass production, I managed a team of engineers in China from engineering validation all the way through to mass production. Developing the DOCK in China has allowed me to gain vast amount knowledge on different manufacturing techniques whilst also allowing me to better understand the product development process in the east. 

In order to implicate the Dock into mass production, I managed a team of engineers in China from engineering validation all the way through to mass production. Developing the DOCK in China has allowed me to gain vast amount knowledge on different manufacturing techniques whilst also allowing me to better understand the product development process in the east. 

In order to implicate the Dock into mass production, I managed a team of engineers in China from engineering validation all the way through to mass production. Developing the DOCK in China has allowed me to gain vast amount knowledge on different manufacturing techniques whilst also allowing me to better understand the product development process in the east. 

In order to implicate the Dock into mass production, I managed a team of engineers in China from engineering validation all the way through to mass production. Developing the DOCK in China has allowed me to gain vast amount knowledge on different manufacturing techniques whilst also allowing me to better understand the product development process in the east. 

Ensuring that the end user has the best out of box experience the packaging needed to be of high quality and compact. The user guide allowed customers to set up quickly with easy to understand illustrations. The process led us fully enhance the audio with the option of an additional subwoofer.

Ensuring that the end user has the best out of box experience the packaging needed to be of high quality and compact. The user guide allowed customers to set up quickly with easy to understand illustrations. The process led us fully enhance the audio with the option of an additional subwoofer.

Ensuring that the end user has the best out of box experience the packaging needed to be of high quality and compact. The user guide allowed customers to set up quickly with easy to understand illustrations. The process led us fully enhance the audio with the option of an additional subwoofer.

Ensuring that the end user has the best out of box experience the packaging needed to be of high quality and compact. The user guide allowed customers to set up quickly with easy to understand illustrations. The process led us fully enhance the audio with the option of an additional subwoofer.

Ensuring that the end user has the best out of box experience the packaging needed to be of high quality and compact. The user guide allowed customers to set up quickly with easy to understand illustrations. The process led us fully enhance the audio with the option of an additional subwoofer.

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© 2018 Barnaby Ward

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