With a deep fascination of what they call the “common territories between architecture and music”, designers Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente of NYC design studio Stereotank operate somewhere at the intersection of architecture, art and sound.

Although the team is used to working at a large-scale, they’ve recently turned their attention to creating hybrid objects and instruments made from repurposed materials and pre-fab systems – such as the Lap Skate Guitar.

Built out of a blank wood skateboard deck, a 1/4″ input jack, an electric guitar bridge, one guitar pickup, one volume knob, one lock nut and six tuning pegs, the Lap Skate Guitar is certainly a unique take on the concept of functional hybrid products – even if the tuning might be a tad off and the harmonics a bit thin:

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Although the Lap Skate Guitar is perhaps the most functional piece out of the Stereotank portfolio, Ertorteguy and Valente are quite ingenious when it comes to making large-scale instruments designed for public urban spaces, too:

5-Story Bass

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Transit Bass

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Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.