Industrial art is thriving right now. In the technology world, Apple’s unqualified successful metal and glass marvels have designs that harken back to the silver-faced stereo gear of the 1970’s. When placed side by side with black plastic alternatives, it’s easy to see what most people will reach for first. Using materials with greater intrinsic value (than plain black plastic) adds worth, and builds emotion and passion for an otherwise utilitarian product. Przemysław (Przem) Nyczaj and Michal Czok (the partnership behind Shibibo Audio located in Gliwice, Poland) are artists of industrial design, merging traditional elements like wood and metal, and crafting beauty through simplicity, material choice, and design. All Shipibo Audio’s products are 100% made in and shipped from the EU, and the vast majority of their materials are sourced locally.