Friday, April 20, 2007

KEF Muon launch

UPDATE: A short documentation video of the launch event and installation is now available on the Moving Brands website.

Just returned from Milan yesterday where I have spent the last few days as part of the Moving Brands team creating an audio-responsive installation for the launch of the most amazing (and tallest) speakers I've ever seen. Engineered by the high-end audio manufacturer KEF and designed by legendary Ross Lovegrove, these speakers really are quite a sound and sight to behold.

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The incredible Sala del Cenacolo hall at the Milan Science Museum had been chosen as space for the launch event and provided the perfect contrasting backdrop to the minimal design of the speakers and installation.

Sala del Cenacolo, Milano

Our installation is using a gigantic LED screen (built by Creative Technology) of 5 x 10 meters to visualize the music played through the speakers in realtime. We decided on the concept of fluid forms flowing/emanating from the positions of the speakers as well as complimenting the Muon design language. The software was developed in Processing by Chris O'Shea under my supervision and creative direction by David Eveleigh-Evans.

More images on Flickr: Toxi, Chris & David

Meirion Pritchard of Wallpaper Magazine has posted a short (overexposed) video on YouTube: