Berlin Boombox Introduces ’80s Style Ghettoblaster Made From Cardboard

Berlin Boombox

Berlin-based designer Axel Pfaender has put a new and highly creative spin on the ’80s ghettoblaster with Berlin Boombox, a modern-day speaker constructed out of cardboard and assorted electronic parts. Powered by any mobile phone (iPhone, Android) and a playlist instead of a fistful of D batteries and cassette tapes, Pfaender’s inventive creation — which is easy to assemble and requires no technical savvy — comes as a kit consisting of a die-cut cardboard structure and only takes a few minutes to assemble.


Berlin Boombox is now available globally at retailers for €74/$86 and comes in a variety of colors. Our favorite is the white model which can be customized using six colors. Watch the video below showing how one of the boxes comes together through the screen printing process through assembly.

Making the Berlin Boombox from Berlin Boombox on Vimeo.

Darren Ressler

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