Should appliance makers pay more attention to sound?

Oh look, an orchestra.

We would say yes, but no to singing washing machines.  While we appreciate sound artist and designer Yuri Suzuki’s desire to “‘propose ways for sound to not turn into noise but rather help enhance harmony and comfort” in our surrounds,” can we suggest that designers consider reducing the whirrs and rumbles of domestic appliances, allowing us to enjoy our homes in quiet?

Comments (2)

  1. Steven Orfield, Orfield Labs

    As Sound Quality and acoustical lab, many appliances are so quiet that they cannot be measured in their company labs. This is why we have done many of the measures and SQ studies with recordings from our -13 DBA anechoic Chamber.

    1. GMB (Post author)

      Thank you for your comment. I hope every appliance manufacturer comes knocking at your door.


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