Smart speakers are rapidly spreading and offer a new user experience through voice recognition. They are also designed to be transparent in the home atmosphere. Japanese traditional crafts are everyday tool which also possess the beauty of an art piece. What if the smart speaker could be more than a functional personal assistant, just as beautiful as a traditional crafts in your living environment?

This project proposes a new form of smart speaker “Craftalk” where traditional material such as Japanese lacquer and mother of pearl are used as functional ornament.