Tundun is a decorative essential oil diffuser that can be hung on the wall. When swung around in the air, it makes a roaring sound and spreads the scent of essential oil absorbed in the wood. Using two senses, the smell and the sound, Tundun works as a device that can be used for daily rituals in the modern day homes.
Bull-roarer, also known as rhombos or tundun, is a type of an ancient instrument (dating from 18,000 BC) that can be found throughout multiple cultures. These ancient instruments are known to be used as a type of communication devices between long distances, as well as religious artifacts that are used to ward off bad spirits during ceremonial acts.
Using the natural porous structure of the wood, Tundun has a dedicated area for absorbing essential oil.
1. Add few drops of essential oil on the raw area and let the wood absorb the oil.
2. Hold Tundun by the end of the string and give it a spin. With the twisted string, Tundun will work as a rotational aerophone when swung around.
3. Being mindful of the surroundings in the open area, swing Tundun in the air. As it moves through the air, it will make roaring sound and spread the scent in the room.
When not in use, Tundun can be hung on the wall as decorative ornaments while letting the remaining essential oil to continue to diffuse the scent in the air.
Tundun will be displayed at AmDC’s Sound & Vision exhibition at the Design Pavilion during NYC×DESIGN 2019.