Marketed as "functional kitsch," the Woofer speakers by Sander Mulder of the Netherlands-based design house Buro Vormkrijgers. Of the 600 Euro speaker set, he says, "If you’re a true design lover, you wouldn’t be caught dead with such a statue.” Inspired by a flea market stall selling ceramic animals and a question no one could answer--why bass speakers are called woofers and treble speakers tweeters, he began sketching. The result: two speakers, each with a woofer and a tweeter in the same oval, inside a polyester resin dog body. He assures, "No animals were harmed in the making of these speakers."

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