Viotti One is a collection of cutting-edge high performance speakers designed for Markaudio-Sota, newly established Hong Kong brand jointly created by Mark Audio and Sota Acoustics. The speakers are a tribute to the great Italian violinist and composer Giovanni Viotti and their design reflects the artist’s unique compositional language: brio and energy of expression intertwined with clarity and grace of execution. These state-of-the-art wide-range speakers have a linear and polished design and use exquisite hand-crafted materials. Each speaker is constructed with a single, laminate wood panel, tapered along the sides and curved in the back, especially designed to wrap around and eliminate unwanted sound distortions. Each speaker has a dedicated matching stand that reduces the sound reverberation off the floor and enhances the listening experience. Each Viotti One speaker uses two wide-range drive units custom designed by Markaudio: the drive units have an aluminum cone profile, they are acoustically isolated from each other and each unit uses an ultra-sensitive membrane. The larger bass-mid unit generates deep, high intensity notes, while the smaller, high-frequency driver generates notes that are crystal-clear, precise and hyper-defined. Advanced engineering meets exquisite materials and artisan craftsmanship such as the Asian-style lacquer finish which lends the Viotti One speakers sophistication, durability and unparalleled sound quality.
About Andrea Ponti:
Andrea Ponti is an Italian designer specializing in product design.
Since 2013 he has lived in Hong Kong, where he founded Ponti Design Studio Limited. After graduating in product design from the Politecnico of Milan, Italy in 2006, Ponti lived seven years in Japan. As a researcher with Kyushu University, he was on various internship programs with leading Japanese companies including Honda, Toyota, and Mitsubishi Electric. Fascinated by rational and minimalist design, he had the opportunity to study with prominent Japanese design masters Toshiyuki Kita, Chiaki Murata and Junzo Yamashita. Ponti has organized numerous exhibits and events for the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy on the theme of product design between Italy and Japan. He has received many international prizes and awards, including first prize at LG Mobile Design Awards 2012 for the innovative design of a smartphone for blind people. Currently, Ponti collaborates with various global companies such as Samsonite, Philips and Dainese, as well as local companies in Asia, Europe and North America. His projects are featured in leading international design media.